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Khorshid Film Festival Calls for Entries

Khorshid Film Festival Calls for EntriesKhorshid Film Festival Calls for Entries

The 5th Khorshid Independent Short Film Festival slated for December has called for submissions of entries.

The festival will screen short films in various genres including fiction, documentary, experimental, animation and video art. Creativity, experience, dynamism and art are the criteria evaluated for the submitted works, said a press release by the festival secretariat.

The event directed by Mehdi Yarmohammadi, emphasizes production of aesthetic films to introduce Iranian cinema based on wisdom and creativeness. It aims to provide opportunities for talented filmmakers to present their innovative works on the international stage “as a true reflection of the rich and influential Iranian cinema art.”

“Short films today provide space for new ideas and objective views of intellectuals who want to make the world a better place, through their personal understanding and creativity. This genre is important in the path towards civil societies,” Yarmohammadi said.

He hoped for the successful presence of innovative Iranian filmmakers at the event which is “the only film festival specializing in experimental shorts”.

The festival was established in 2011 by Yarmohammadi and is sponsored by the Independent Short film Support Center. The center helps identify creative and talented filmmakers, and the best and leading independent Iranian cinema productions, and provides them support at domestic and international festivals.

The center has supported more than 200 short films and documentaries submitted at prestigious international events, and more than 350 short films and documentaries in domestic festivals.

Information is available at the festival website on