He was officially invited by the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) to join the jury members of the Greek festival including French Film Critic Jean-Max Mejean and Greek Film Critic Konstantinos Karderinis, IRNA reported.

Soleimanzadeh has already been selected as a member of the jury panel at the Schlingel International Film Festival in Germany, the 10th Dytiatko International Children’s Television Festival in Ukraine, the 44th Göteborg International Film Festival in Sweden, the River International Film Festival in Italy, the Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival in South Korea, the 17th International Short Film Festival Detmold in Germany, the Kolibri International Film Festival for Childhood and Youth in Bolivia, and Directors’ Fortnight and Critics’ Weeks sections of the 74th Cannes Film Festival.

The Greek festival was established in 1978 and, since 1996, it has been a Municipal enterprise, whose purpose is to promote and disseminate the art of cinema, and especially of the short film, in Greece and abroad, to develop a spirit of friendship and cooperation between filmmakers from all over the world, to organize screenings of Greek and foreign short films, film tributes, seminars, conferences, lectures and fora, art exhibitions, musical concerts, and theatrical performances throughout the year, in the city of Drama, and to collaborate with similar institutions, both in Greece and abroad, towards the fostering and development of short films, the event’s website wrote.