Iran at the 2023 Berlinale w/ Kaveh Farnam and Niki Karimi

A conversation with producer Kaveh Farnam and actress/director Niki Karimi from the 2023 Berlin International Film Festival

TFV’s Matt Micucci shares insights into filmmaking in Iran by interviewing two of the most renowned Iranians in the international film community on the latest episode of the Showcast.

Recorded live at the 2023 Berlin International Film Festival, this new episode features a conversation about the Iranian Independent Filmmakers Association with producer Kaveh Farnam. Farnam is universally acclaimed for his award-winning productions, cultural advocacy and socially-conscious projects.

The podcast also includes a conversation with the internationally renowned actress and filmmaker Niki Karimi, one of the special guests of the Retrospective section of this year’s Berlinale. She speaks with us about a wide range of topics, including the enduring legacy of Abbas Kiarostami and the persistence of Iranian filmmakers against all odds.

Showcast is a series of candid podcast conversations from film festivals and film markets, presented by The Film Verdict and hosted by Matt Micucci.

Featured photo of Niki Karimi by Payam Eraee

  • A poster of the 2024 AVP Summit, which took place in Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Image: AVP Summit

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