International Short Film Festival 2007, Independent Films on Iran

IFVC - Festival Staffs

Behrouz Maghsoudlou

image of Behrouz MaghsoudlouBehrouz Maghsoudlou is Vice President of International Film & Video Center (IFVC) and managing director in Iran of the International Short Film Festival: Independent Films on Iran. He was born in Kashan, Iran in 1948. He graduated from Tehranís Melli University in 1975 with a Masterís degree. He is an experienced graphic architectural designer, having worked in the field since his graduation. In addition to architecture, he is also involved in the arts, including writing poetry and working in film, the latter a longtime interest he has pursued in a number of different ways. He has acted a few times, most notably as a school superintendent in The Runner by Amir Naderi in 1985. He has also produced seven short films with Mr. Bahman Ghobadi, including Like Mother (1996, Winner, First Prize, Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia), A Soldier Called Amin (1997, Winner, First Prize, Rosario International Film Festival, Argentina; Silver Prize, Denmark International Film Festival), and Life in Fog, winner of fifteen international awards, and the single most awarded short documentary in the history of Iranian cinema. His debut film as writer and director is The Other Side of the Broken Wall.

Marc Beschler

image of Marc BeschlerMarc Beschler has been associated with IFVC since 1994, beginning as a clerk in its acclaimed video store and moving on to become assistant to the President, Bahman Maghsoudlou. He is editor for both of IFVCís websites, www.ifvc.com, and the official site for the International Short Film Festival: Independent Films on Iran (http://nyisff.org). A former choirboy at the renowned Saint Thomas Choir School in New York City, his interest in the arts spans many different fields, having studied music and drama at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, and film and art history on his own, the latter with an emphasis on German/Austrian expressionism. He is a writer of short fiction, poetry and film criticism, and is currently developing a screenplay.

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