Great filmmakers have been introduced to the world from the Tehran International Short Film Festival

In an interview with AFP, Mansour Jahani, an independent and international cinema reporter, said: "Great filmmakers from Iranian cinema have been introduced to world cinema from the heart of the Tehran International Short Film Festival."

Iran (IMNA) - Talking to AFP Reporter's Sammy Ketz, Jahani said several acclaimed Iranian filmmakers including Asghar Farhadi, winner of two Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, winner of the Golden Bear Award at the International Film Festival Berlinale and Cannes International Film Festival in France, Bahman Ghobadi Winner of the Golden Camera Award (The Caméra d'Or) at Cannes International Film Festival and other prestigious international film awards, as well as current member of the Academy Award, Reza Mirkarimi the Former Secretary of Fajr International Film Festival, Shahram Mokri, the judge of the Horizons section at the Venice International Film Festival 2021, Majid Barzegar and other famous Iranian cinematographers have been introduced to world cinema from the heart of the Tehran International Short Film Festival.

Great filmmakers have been introduced to the world from the Tehran International Short Film Festival


Regarding the importance of the Tehran International Short Film Festival, he said: "This festival is nearly 40 years old and has a special place among Iranian and world short filmmakers, and every year they send their latest works to this prestigious cinematic event."
In previous years, about 4,500 works were sent to the secretariat of the Tehran International Short Film Festival, but this year, after the approval of the Academy, more than 2,000 films and a total of 6,402 works from directors around the world were sent to the festival.
The independent reporter added: "Tehran International Short Film Festival is the most important festival of short films in the Middle East and West Asia and is considered by the world's short filmmakers;" For example, Rezan Yesilbas, director of the short film "Silence" by from Turkey, which won the Palme d'Or for Best Short Film at the Cannes International Film Festival in France in 2012, during a meeting with him abroad that same year was very interested in his film to be present at the Tehran International Short Film Festival and fortunately sent this work to the festival and this outstanding film was screened at this cinematic event and was also welcomed by cinema enthusiasts.
Commenting on the judges of the "International Competition" section of the 38th Tehran International Short Film Festival, he added that: "In this edition of the festival Lia Beltrami the winner of the Venice Peace Prize from Italy participated along with jury members from France, Japan, Austria and Iran.
Regarding the salient features of the Tehran International Short Film Festival, he said: "I sent the news of festival to different media in the world, it was followed by many reflections; For example, the prestigious Variety magazine pointed out two important points, one is that the Tehran International Short Film Festival has become the gateway to the Academy Awards®, affectionately known as the Oscars®,, and the second was the holding of specialized meetings that are held every year with prominent film professors from different countries. This year, 12 international filmmakers, including; Dr. Ahmad Al-Sati, a professor at Texas State University, held the sessions of the 38th Tehran International Short Film Festival online and presented key points to short filmmakers.
At the end of the conversation about the presence of foreign guests in the 38th Tehran International Short Film Festival, Jahani said: "For two years, no foreign guests have attended the festival due to coronary conditions;" But this year, due to the inclusion of the Tehran International Short Film Festival in the list of OSCAR® Qualifying festivals, many critics and journalists around the world wanted to attend the festival, but due to the coronavirus conditions, it was not possible to host the foreign guests at the festival.

Great filmmakers have been introduced to the world from the Tehran International Short Film Festival

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