This is the first time an Iranian will vote for the films at the great international event, Tasnim News Agency reported.

He was invited by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) which is responsible for holding the 80th edition of the gala in January 2023.

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 HFPA consists of Southern California-based journalists who cover Hollywood for news outlets in 55 countries, including nations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. In 2019, there were 87 voting members. The HFPA accepts new members every February and March. This year, it has invited 100 critics and journalists from across the world to vote for the films.


Source: Iran Daily