Young Iranian filmmaker and scriptwriter Qassemi has been picked to present Iran at the Script Station and the 2022 Berlinale Talent Camp.

Qassemi will represent Iran at the event along with Iranian filmmaker Aryan Vazirdaftari, according to

The Script Station is one of the Berlinale Talent Camp’s hands-on training programs.

Established in 2003, Berlinale Talents is the annual summit and networking platform of the Berlin International Film Festival for outstanding creative artists in film and drama.

Berlinale Talents offers “an extensive summit program of masterclasses and panel discussions, with top-notch experts, as well as a range of Project Labs for further developing and presenting one’s own project,” writes the official website of the event.

Born in 1990, Qassemi has written and directed several short films, including ‘Better Than Neil Armstrong,’ ‘Frequency,’ ‘Extra Sauce,’ and ‘Arezu’.

His most acclaimed short film, ‘Lunch Time,’ has participated in various film festivals and won a number of awards, including the best student short film award at the Jozi Film Festival in South Africa, best student short film award at the Snakes Alley Festival of Film in the US, and the best short award at the Inerrobang Film Festival in the US.

In 2017, ‘Lunch Time’ won a nomination for the Short Film Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

Qassemi was also among five other young talents from around the world to attend ‘The Residence’ section in the Cinefondation category of the Cannes Film Festival in 2019.

Founded in 1951, the Berlin International Film Festival is one of the world’s leading film events, which is annually held in Germany in February.

This year, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Berlinale Talent Camp will be held virtually from February 12 to 17.

Source: Iran Daily