TEHRAN — Iranian actress and director Niki Karimi has been selected for the jury of the international narrative feature competition at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival.

The jury also includes Lucy Boynton, Anthony Edwards, Azazel Jacobs and Rosanna Arquette.

Ten films, including “Blaze” by Del Kathryn Barton and “A Matter of Trust” by Annette K. Olesen, will be screened in this category.

The festival will open in New York with the world premiere of Netflix’s “Halftime” with Jennifer Lopez as special guest on June 8.

Karimi has already served on the juries of numerous international film festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, Locarno, Karlovy Vary, Edinburgh, Dubai and Damascus.

She presided over the official competition of the International Crime and Punishment Film Festival 2021 in Turkey.

Karimi has worked as an actress, director and producer in more than 60 films and has won awards at several international festivals, including San Sebastian, Cairo and Nantes.

She began her acting work with films such as “The Bride” by Behruz Afkhami and “Sara” by Dariush Mehrjui, for which she won the Best Actress award at the San Sebastian Film Festival and the San Sebastian Film Festival. Nantes in 1992.

She made her directorial debut in 2005 with “One Night”, which premiered in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival.

“A Few Days Later”, “Final Whistle”, “Night Shift” and “Atabai” are other films directed by Karimi.

Pictured: Actress/director Niki Karimi in an undated photo. (Mehr/Majid Haqdoost)

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