The SAMA International Film Festival in Sweden
PRESEDENT OF THE JURY
Director & Producer
Siddiq Barmak is a Golden Globe-winner Afghan film director and producer. He received an M.A degree in cinema direction from the Moscow Film Institute in 1987.
His first feature film Osama, won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film in 2004.
Barmak is also director of the Afghan Children Education Movement (ACEM), an association that promotes literacy, culture and the arts, which was also founded by Makhmalbaf. The school trains actors and directors for newly emerging Afghan cinema. Barmak is one of the celebrated figures in Persian cinema as well as the emerging cinema of Afghanistan.
He has written screenplays and has made short films and produced a number of films.
Divar - (1984) director
Circle - (1985) director
Bigana - (1987) director
Osama - (2003) director
Kurbani - (2004) executive producer
Earth and Ashes - (2004) co-producer
Opium War - (2008) director
Apple from Paradise (2008) - producer
Neighbor (2009) executive producer
MEMBER OF THE JURY
Ms. N Pazera, Director, actress, journalist and author
Ms. Sahraa Karimi, Film Director
Mr. Hussain Danesh, Producer & Director
Mr. Humayoon Morowat; Producer & Director