Welcome to the 12th. Edition of SAMA International Film Festival                     Stockholm Sweden 26 - 28 November 2021


Nelofer Pazira

Is an award-winning Afghan-Canadian filmmaker, journalist and human rights activist.

She starred in the movie Kandahar (Cannes 2001) and co-produced, co-directed Return to Kandahar, winner of the 2003 Gemini award. She directed and produced Audition, a documentary about images and cinema in Afghanistan, which premiered......See more

JURIES


MEMBER OF THE  JURY

Ms. Nelofer Pazira,

Afghan-Canadian filmmaker, journalist and human rights activist


Mr. Italo Spinelli,
theatre and cinema director, author and screenwriter

Mr. Mohammad Hassan Nazeri

Director Producer


Mr. Sergey Anashkin

Film critic and film scholar


Mr. Jaanis Valk
Director Producer






 

Italo Spinelli

 

Theatre and cinema director, author and screenwriter, he lives and works in Rome. Founder and artistic director of Asiatica Film Festival - Meetings with Asian Cinema - festival that takes place since 2000 in Rome.

He debuts in cinema with the short film "La Città di Malte", (Festival of Salsomaggiore). In super8 he realizes......See more

 


Mohammad Hassan Nazeri

The director, Mohammad Hassan Nazeri, born in 1972, produced documentaries, including on the situation of women, children and minorities in Afghanistan, the conference led to the reconstruction of the Afghanistan’s cinema.....See more

Sergey Anashkin

Film critic and film scholar from Ekaterinburg in the Ural region of Russia. He has written numerous articles which have been published in mainstream Russian film magazines and is the author of the book Films of Distant and Nearby Asia (a collection of selected articles, 2015). The editor of the .....See more

Jaanis Valk


Jaanis Valk was born in southern Estonia in 1979. He got an M.A in Film Arts from Tallinn University, Baltic Film, Media and Arts School. He has directed three short fiction films and several short documentaries and he has also worked as an assistant director on the production of several feature films..... See more