Project Description

SHORT FILMS SESSION

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Like A Good Kid

By Arian Vazirdaftari | Iran | 2019 | 20 min
SYNOPSIS

Sara is supposed to babysit Matin for the day while his mother is at work. Matin tells Sara about a fight with his mum the night before, leading to a series of events that will change Matin and Sara’s lives.

FESTIVALS

Zurich Iranian Film Festival 2019
Tripoli Film Festival 2019

CREDITS

Writer & Director: Arian Vazirdaftari
Producer: Majid Barzegar
Director of Photography: Sina Keramanizadeh
Set & Costume Design: Monir Razizadeh
Sound Recordist: Vahid Razavian
Editor: Pooyan Sholehvar
Sound Design: Zohreh Aliakbari
Executive Producer: Samira Ghorbannezhad
Music: Mila Movahedi

Cast: Shadi Karamroudi, Yazdan Kokabi Saba, Negar Abedi

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The Visit

By Azadeh Moussavi | Iran | 2019 | 14 min
SYNOPSIS

Elaheh is allowed to visit her husband, a political prisoner, after a six months wait. Elaheh and her little daughter Tara have a day to prepare for this important meeting.

FESTIVALS

Festival du court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand 2020

CREDITS

Writer & Director: Azadeh Moussavi
Producer: Azadeh Moussavi
Cinematographer: Mohammad Hadadi
Editor: Hamid Najafi-Rad
Sound Designer: Ensieh Maleki

Cast: Mahin Sadri, Maneli Nafar, Lili Farhadpour

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Red Panda

By Ali Paknia | Iran | 2019 | 15 min
SYNOPSIS

A driver who has been dreaming of going to Denmark incidentally picks up a passenger who has been living there. By the time they reach destination, the passenger doesn’t want to get off anymore.

FESTIVALS

Fajr International Film Festival 2020

CREDITS

Writer & Director: Ali Paknia
Producer: Mahbod Abghari
Cinematographer: Morteza Mhanmohammad
Editor: Pooyan Sholevar
Sound Recordist: Saman Shahamat
Music: John Hopkins
Set & Costume Designer: Faraz Modiri
Make Up: Navid Farahmarzi
Colorist: Ali Shabani

Cast: Amirali Elias, Ehsan Mansouri Hafshejani

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Hedieh

By Sahar Sotoodeh Haghighi | Iran | 2018 | 15 min
SYNOPSIS

14-year-old Hedieh escapes from the school service, leaving her friend forced to explain the reasons behind it.

FESTIVALS

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020
Asian American International Film Festival 2019
Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival 2019
Winner – Indie Cyprus Short Film Festival 2019

CREDITS

Writer & Director: Sahar Sotoodeh
Producer: Ashkan Ashkani
Cinematographer: Ashkan Ashkani
Sound Ricordist: Saeed Bojnordi
Film Editor: Mohammadreza Keshmiri
Make up Designer: Ali Kazemi
Executive Producer: Darioush Ebadi
Sound Editor: Shahin Pourdadashi

Cast: Yasna Sirati, Mehdi Mehraban, Zeynab Shabani, Leyla Mehraban, Mohadese Pourbahrami

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Dilemma (Gharar)

By Omid Shams | Iran | 2018 | 19 min
SYNOPSIS

In a cold night tainted with perplexity and uncertainty, two men take the action of secretly killing a man and a woman.

FESTIVALS

Winner – Tehran International Short Film Festival
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival
Palm Springs Film Festival
Flickr Rhode Island Film Festival

CREDITS

Writer & Director: Omid Shams
Producer: Omid Shams, Iranian National School of Cinema
Cinematographer: Pouria Pishvaei
Editor: Mohammad Najarian

Cast: Babak Behshad, Sogol Tahmasebi, Khosrow Shahraz, Amir Sadra Haghani

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Each Other

By Sarah Tabibzadeh | Iran | 2019 | 16 min
SYNOPSIS

In this short animation, people own personality layers that they take to wash to a “layeromat”, just like their clothes. A young man who works in one of these layeromat accidentally loses one of his layers.

FESTIVALS

Tehran International Animation Festival 2019
Fajr International Film Festival 2019
ANIMAGE International Animation Festival 2019
Beloit International Film Festival 2020

CREDITS

Director: Sarah Tabibzadeh
Producer: Sarah Tabibzadeh
Writer: Nader Rezarryan
Executive Producer: Neda heidari, Mohammadreza Khoddami
Editor: Bahram Emrani
Composer & Music Producer: Peyman Yazdanian
Recording, Mixing & Mastering: Reza Askarzadeh
Sound designer & Mix: Ensieh Maleki
Audio Engineer: Alireza Nekoo lal
World Sales & Festivals: Pouria Mousavi

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Funfair

By Kaveh Mazaheri | Iran & Canada | 2019 | 15 min
SYNOPSIS

Majid struggles financially and take the horrific decision to try and push his wife in front of a car in order to gain insurance money.

FESTIVALS

Winner – Foyle Film Festival 2019
Special Mention – Palm Springs International Shortfest 2020
Winner – The European Independent Film Festival 2020
Winner – The Discover Film Awards 2019
Winner – Cornwall Film Festival 2019
Special Mention – Court en Scène 2019
Winner – Winchester Film Festival 2019
Winner – KinoDUEL International Film 2019
Tirana International Film Festival 2019

CREDITS

Director: Kaveh Mazaheri
Screenplay: Kaveh Mazaheri, Sepinood Najian
Producers: Kaveh Mazaheri, Soroush Saeidi, Pooyan Sedghi
Production Companies: Darvash Film, 3bros Film
Director of Photography: Behrouz Badrouj
Production and Costume Designer: Raha Dadkhah
Make-up Artist: Hosna Khanmohammadi
Editor: Pooyan Sholevar
Music: Kito Siqueira , Roberto Coelho
Sound: Hossein Ghourchian, Hadi Manavipour
Colorist: Mohsen Kheirabadi
Visual Effects: Mohsen Kheirabadi

Cast: Sonia Sanjari, Soroush Saeidi, Artin Rabiei

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Exam

By Sonia K Hadad | Iran | 2019 | 15 min
SYNOPSIS

A teenage girl drifts in an unexpected cycle of occurrences as she gets involved in the process of delivering a pack of cocaine to a client.

FESTIVALS

Toronto International Film Festival 2019

CREDITS

Director: Sonia K Hadad
Screenplay: Farnoosh Samadi, Sonia K Hadad
Production: Three Gardens Films, Pouria Heidary Oureh
Cinematographer: Alireza Barazandeh
Sound Recording: Mohammadreza Hosseini
Sound Design: Ramin Abousedgh
Editor: Ehsan Vaseghi
Costume & Set Designer: Parisa Farahani
Make-Up Artist: Amir Torabi

Cast: Sadaf Asgari, Hadis Miramini, Masih Kazemi, Elaheh Afshari