Iran’s prominent actress Leila Hatami was selected to evaluate the films at the International Section of the 79th Venice International Film Festival, which is also known as Venezia 79.

Julianne Moore will chair the panel, whose members also include director, screenwriter and producer Mariano Cohn (Argentina), director and screenwriter Leonardo Di Costanzo (Italy), director Audrey Diwan (France), author and screenwriter Kazuo Ishiguro (Japan-Great Britain), and director, screenwriter and producer Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Spain).

The Jury of Venezia 79 will award the following official prizes to the feature films in Competition: Golden Lion for Best Film, Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize, Silver Lion for Best Director, Coppa Volpi for Best Actress, Coppa Volpi for Best Actor, Special Jury Prize, Award for Best Screenplay, “Marcello Mastroianni” Award for Best New Young Actor or Actress.

Hatami has presided over the jury panel of the 28th edition of the Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas in France.

She also evaluated films at the 67th Cannes Film Festival and the 7th Rome Film Festival.

Hatami is the daughter of prominent Iranian director Ali Hatami and has appeared in a number of her father’s films, as a child actress, including ‘Hezar Dastan’ (1987), and ‘The Devoted’ (1992).

The Italian festival will be held from August 31 to September 10.