FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2006 file photo, Iranian director Jafar Panahi lifts the 'The Jury Grand Prix - Silver Bear' award for his movie 'Offside' at the awarding ceremony at the 56th Berlinale ... more 
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2006 file photo, Iranian director Jafar Panahi lifts the 'The Jury Grand Prix - Silver Bear' award for his movie 'Offside' at the awarding ceremony at the 56th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. The Berlin film festival says it will honor imprisoned Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi with screenings of his movies and a panel discussion on censorship in Iran. Director Dieter Kosslick said Tuesday Jan. 18, 2011 the festival, which had invited Panahi to sit on its jury, is doing its best to protest his "drastic punishment." Panahi's lawyer said in December the director had been sentenced to six years in jail on charges of working against the ruling system. He is also banned from leaving the country, shooting films or scriptwriting for 20 years. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Markus Schreiber, File
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