Introducing the Judges of the

International Festival Competition

Dr. Seyed Mahdi Hojjat

  •  PhD in Conservation of Historic Buildings from University of York, UK
  • Founder and the first president of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran
  • Member of the Supreme Council of the National Library and Archives Organization of Iran
  • Member of the Advisory Council of Iranian National Commission for UNESCO
  • Member of the Supreme Council of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Judge of Many National Architectural Projects so far

Prof. Taher Sheikh Al Hokamaii

  • Faculty Member of College of Fine Arts, the University of Tehran
  •  Dean of Sculpture Faculty, University of Tehran
  • Chairman of Sculptor Artists Association of Iran
  • Member of Supreme Council of Iranian Artists Forum
  • Chair of the Board of Directors in Iranian Sculptor Artists Association (Since 2010)
  • Member of the Visual Arts Group (1990 -2006)
  • Membership in Art and Scientific Societies

Dr. Seyed Nezamoddin Emamifar

  • Faculty Member of the Art Faculty, Shahed University
  • Vice-President for Research and the Director of Visual Communication Group of Art Faculty, Shahed University
  • Secretary of New Art Department of 14th Fajr Visual Arts Festival, Tehran 2021
  • President of Scientific Association of Iranian Visual Arts – Associate Member of the Scientific Association of Iranian Art Research
  • Having activities in fields of New Art, Light Art and Environmental Graphic Design

 Prof. Abdolhamid Ghadirian

  • Master Degree in Painting from Faculty of Art
  •  Holder of first-class artistic certificate in the field of costume design from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance
  • Art Director of the Closing of 20th Fajr International Film Festival
  • Winner of Simorgh Award and Honorary Diploma of the 25th Fajr International Film Festival for the best decor and costume design for Maryam Moqaddas film
  •  Artistic Director of Tehran and Kish museums
  • Having activities in the fields of Decoration and Scene Design and Painting

Dr. Alireza Sheikhi

  • Head of the Faculty of Applied Arts, Tehran University of Arts
  • PhD in Comparative and Analytical History of Islamic Art from Tehran University of Arts
  • Member of the National Elite Foundation since October 2014
  • Scientific Secretary of the National Conference “The Role of Khorasan in the Prosperity of Iranian-Islamic Art and Architecture” in 2015 and 2016
  • Top researcher of University of Arts in 2020 and 2021

Dr. Efatosadat Afzal Toosi

  • PhD in Art and Design from Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea
  •  Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Alzahra University, 2011-2012
  • Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research, Faculty of Arts, Alzahra University, 2008-2011
  • Member of the Board of Directors and the Founder of Scientific Association of Iranian Visual Arts, 2011
  • Fields of teaching and activities: illustration, communication, new media, etc.

Prof. Seyed Mojtaba Mousavi

  •  Graduated in Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts
  •  Member of Iranian Sculptor Artists Association
  •  President of volumetric artworks of Tehran Beautification Organization, 2006- 2013
  • Artistic Consultant of Tehran Beautification Organization, municipalities and other organizations
  •  delivering ideas, managing artistic and executive affairs, providing advice for National and International Sculpture Symposia in Iran, holding and judging biennials of Tehran Urban Sculptures and Urban Art