Project Description

SHORTS SESSION 1

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Manicure

By Arman Fayaz | Iran | 2019 | 14 min
SYNOPSIS

When a young woman commits suicide and is posthumously discovered to be intersex, fanatical villagers are in an uproar.

FESTIVALS

Sundance Film Festival 2019
Palm springs International Film Festival 2019

CREDITS

Director: Arman Fayaz
Writer: Arman Fayaz
Cinematographer: Arman Fayaz
Editor: Mahyar Behmanesh
Music: Behzad Abdi
Cast: Nima Hasandokht, Mazaher Ramezanpour, Bahman Sadeghhasani, Ali Najafi, Hamideh Barati

She Who Wasn’t Tamed

By Saleh Kashefi | Iran | 2019 | 15 min
SYNOPSIS

Hanie, a highschool girl tries her best to not to disappoint her parents and her teacher at the poetry competition.

FESTIVALS

Seattle True Independent Film Festival 2019
Canberra Short Film Festival 2019
Utopia Film Festival 2019
Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People 2019

CREDITS

Director: Saleh Kashefi
Writer: Saleh Kashefi
Cinematographer: Farzad Shahab
Editor: Forough Azizi, Saleh Kashefi
Music: Parachord Band, Saleh Kashefi
Cast: Anita Bagheri, Paneez Esmaeili

#4 Oclock

By Atefeh Mehrabi | Iran | 2019 | 18 min
SYNOPSIS

Mahtab could end Omid’s streak of bad luck. On New Year’s Day, she has to decide by 4am whether she loves him.

FESTIVALS

Tehran International Short Film Festival 2019

CREDITS

Director: Atefeh Mehrabi
Consultant: Soroush Mohammad zadeh
Cinematographer: Davood Rahmani
Editor: Soroush Mohammad zadeh
Sound Recorder: Ali Zolfaghari
Sound Designer: Mahmoud Khorsand, Mahdi Jamshidian
Set Designer: Vahid Zare-mand
Costume Designer: Atefeh Mehrabi
Make-Up: Meysam Gharegoozlou
Cast: Khayam Vaghar Khashani, Samaneh Esmaeili, Rana Roshanak, Farshad Mojarab

Whopping Cough

By Reza Tofighjoo | Iran | 2019 | 15 min
SYNOPSIS

Arash, a photographer and soccer journalist, at the night of a crucial soccer match between Iran and South Korea, faces his 3 year-old son’s illness. He and his wife Marjan take their son to the hospital but the doctor’s diagnosis makes that night a serious crisis in the couple’s relationship.

FESTIVALS

Tehran International Film Festival 2019
Health Film Festival 2019
Independent Short Film Festival

CREDITS

Director: Reza Tofighjoo
Writer: Maryam Esmi-Khani, Reza Tofighjoo
Cinematographer: Masood Amini Tirani
Editor: Farnaz Roshanaei
Sound Recorder: Ehsan Shafiei
Sound Designer: Ehsan Afsharian
Production Designer: Aydin Zarif
Make-Up: Soudabeh Khosravi
Cast: Shabnam Moghadami, Kourosh Tahami

The Day of Duty

By Ali Farahani | Iran | 2019 | 20 min
SYNOPSIS

During a ritual ceremony in a multi-grades school, Pardis, a high school student, is obligated to accompany an elementary student called Naghmeh. To maintain the order of the ceremony in front of the higher officials, the headmaster of the school is forced to put Pardis in charge and to introduce her not as a student but as Naghmeh’s older sister, a family member.

FESTIVALS

Tehran International Short Film Festival 2019
Beeston Film Festival 2019
Moscow International Short Film Festival 2019
Taoba International Youth Film Festival 2019

CREDITS

Director: Ali Farahani
Writer and Producer: Ali Farahani
Director of Photography: Reza Teimouri
Editor: Pooyan Sholevar
Music: Milad Movahedi
Art Director: Samira Ghorbannejad
Sound Recorder: Ali Zolfaghari
Sound Designer: Ramin Abolsadegh
Make-Up: Misha Jodat
Cast: Leyla Zare, Farnaz Ebrahimi, Sara Miraee, Melody Aram Nia, Amir-Reza Ranjbaran

Bitter Sea

By Fatemeh Ahmadi | Iran | 2019 | 15 min
SYNOPSIS

To keep her job and home in London, an immigrant single mother has to hide her five-year-old daughter from her boss and landlord.

FESTIVALS

London Short Film Festival 2019
Fajr Film Festival 2019
East End Film Festival 2019
British Urban Film Festival 2019
Durban International Film Festival 2019

CREDITS

Director: Fatemeh Ahmadi
Screenplay: Fatemeh Ahmadi
Producers: Emma Parsons, 60 Degrees
Director of Photography: Alex Grigoras
Art Director: Zoe Payne
Costum Design: Emily- Rose Yiaxis
Sound: Barney Brooks
Editor: Abolfazl Talooni
Sound Design: Rob Szeliga
Music: Filip Sijanec
Cast: Ada Condeescu, Bella-Marie Ochiana, Jeff Mirza, Raghad Chaar

Passage

By Kimia Hendi | Iran | 2019 | 15 min
SYNOPSIS

Dealing with grief for her late father, Shirin is delivering some chairs for a wedding. After her father appears by her, she understands that, little by little, she is becoming more like him. As she reaches her destination, she learns that the wedding is now a funeral because of the groom’s father’s sudden death.

FESTIVALS

Image of the Year Film Festival 2019
Ten Film Festival 2019
Nahal Student Film Festival 2019

CREDITS

Director: Kimia Hendi
Assistant Director: Farzaneh Mirshekarian
Cinematographer: Soheil Goharipour
Editor: Mahyar Mandegar
Composer: Farshad Fataei
Sound Designer: Hamed Hosseinzadeh
Set Designer: Poorya Akhavan
Cast: Asieh Ansari, Gholamhossein Keshani, Esmaeil Fatahi, Ali Najarian, Shahab Mirkarimi

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