Urgent call for the freedom of filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof facing incarceration in IranInternational Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), The European Film Academy, the Deutsche Filmakademie, the Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, the Filmfest Hamburg, IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the Netherlands Film Fund – Filmfonds and the Accademia del cinema italiano-Premi David di Donatello wish to express their deepest concern about the imminent incarceration of the Iranian film director Mohammad Rasoulof.
EFA, IDFA and IFFR Call for Release of Deng ChuanbinThe European Film Academy, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and International Film Festival Rotterdam call for the immediate release of Chinese filmmaker Deng Chuanbin (also known as Huang Huang). Huang, an independent documentary filmmaker living in Sichuan Province, was arrested by Chinese authorities on 17 May 2019.
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