Art And Culture

Success for Short Films

Success for Short FilmsSuccess for Short Films

The short film ‘Fish & I’ directed and acted by Babak Habibi won the Audience Award of ‘A Long Week of Short Films’ (LWSF) in Shanghai, China.

This is the 13th international award for the Iranian film which has been screened at different international events and bagged several awards such as the award for the Most Original Film at Uhvati Film Festival in Serbia, the Audience Award of the 2014 Short Story Film Festival in the US and three different awards at Soria International Filmfest in Spain, MNA reported.

The film recounts the story of a blind man trying to save his fish.

Held from May 22-31, the LWSF festival creates a platform for dialogue and exchange between film professionals, students, film communities and audiences.

The festival also provides a unique opportunity for presenting the work of independent filmmakers to a wide audience in China and its promotion in that part of the world.

  ‘Aghi’ in Armenia

Yousef Kargar’s short film ‘Aghi’ is to compete at the 12th edition of the Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival in Yerevan, Armenia from July 12-19.

Produced by Iranian Young Cinema Society (IYCS), ‘Aghi’ is the story of an old man who has been waiting for 25 years for the return of his missing son.

The film has been chosen from 1,600 short films submitted to the festival secretariat from 105 countries to compete with 20 other films in the short film section.

Kargar’s production has seen several international screenings at various film festivals including Silk Screen Film Festival and Salisbury University’s Student Film Festival in the US, the 18th Zanzibar Film Festival in Tanzania, Cannes Short Film Corner competition and Cinema Povero International Film Festival in Italy.