Art And Culture

Tehran to Host Short Films

Tehran to Host Short FilmsTehran to Host Short Films

The 31st Tehran International short film festival (TISFF) will kick off on October 14 with more than 300 films from Iran and foreign countries.

An appropriate platform for new talent to present their innovative and creative works, this year’s edition of the festival will be host to 336 short films (less than 40 minutes) from 33 countries.

Organized by the Iranian Youth Cinema Society (a member of the International Short Film Conference), the festival seeks to evaluate and introduce the best productions from Iran and other countries, pave the ground for international exchange through cultural activities, foster young short film makers, and promote film education.

The festival comprises different sections. Corresponding with screenings of the selected films in various sections, workshops, seminars and critic meetings will also be held. The sections include: Competition (Iran and international, fiction, documentary, experimental, short, animation), Non-Competition, World of Islam, and Asia-Pacific.

World of Islam section is dedicated to the films with an artistic point of view on principles of Islam which are based on justice, integrity and the role of ethics in modern life and spiritual beliefs in establishing human communications and also a desire to make the world better.

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The Asia-Pacific section will “strengthen cultural relations among Asian countries.”

The international section, which will show 104 films, has jurors from among cultural officials, university professors, and cineastes from Switzerland, Denmark, Germany, France, and Iran.

With 14 films, France has the highest number of movies from among foreign participants. The jury of the Iran cinema competition section comprises 7 well-known Iranian cineastes.

The awards in different sections include a trophy, citation, and a cash prize.

Mellat Cinema Complex located on Niyayesh Highway will screen the movies.

The 31st TISFF will conclude on October 19.