51st Humboldt Int'l Film Fest Calls for Entrie

51st Humboldt Int'l Film Fest Calls for Entrie

Short Film News (SFN) -51st Humboldt Int'l Film Fest will take place from April 18th to 21st, 2018. The call for entries for Humboldt is open to Animation, Documentary, Narrative and Experimental films premiered after January 2013, with up to 30 minutes of total running time.
30 Iranian Movies at DhakaFest

30 Iranian Movies at DhakaFest

Short Film News (SFN) -The 16th Dhaka International Film Festival screen a lineup of 30 Iranian movies in various sections. Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Amir-Yusefi is one of the jury members. Fatemeh Motamed Aria and Nazanin Keinajad give two speeches for the fourth Dhaka International Conference which will be organized in association with the Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka.
Iranian director to serve as jury member in french filmfest

Iranian director to serve as jury member in french filmfest

Short Film News (SFN) -Iranian director Kianoush Abedi will serve as a jury member at the 2nd Les Film de la Toile Festival. The second Les Film de la Toile Festival which is celebrated by students in Paris, France has invited Iranian director and animator Kianoush Abedi to serve as a jury member in the festival.
Two Iranian shorts to show up at Spanish filmfest

Two Iranian shorts to show up at Spanish filmfest

Short Film News (SFN) -Two Iranian short films have received tickets to the competition section of Diseases International Short Film and Art Festival (FICAE) to be held in Spain. Tonight directed by Rana Safiyari as well as Shirin Gharedaghi’s Mom and Dad are the two short films which will represent Iran in the fourth edition of FICAE.
«Iran Now», Focus on Iranian Shorts in 30th Minimalen Film Festival

«Iran Now», Focus on Iranian Shorts in 30th Minimalen Film Festival

Short Film News (SFN) -The 30th Minimalen Short Film Festival has dedicated two programmes to Iranian cinema with a panel of thirteen shorts . “Iran Now” aims to draw attention to women filmmakers in Iran, and to the relative gender equality found in Iranian film production.
10 Live Action Shorts Advance In 2018 Oscar Race

10 Live Action Shorts Advance In 2018 Oscar Race

Short Film News (SFN) -The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards. A record 165 pictures had originally qualified in the category.
‘Birthday Night’ to vie at Clermont-Ferrand Filmfest

‘Birthday Night’ to vie at Clermont-Ferrand Filmfest

Short Film News (SFN) -Iranian short ‘Birthday Night’ directed by Omid Shams has won a ticket to the 40th Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival. ‘Birthday Night’ which is written and directed by Omid Shams tells the story of two friends and business partners, Ahmad and Ali, who face unexpected challenges on their birthday night.
Iran’s Cinema Verite Announces International Jury

Iran’s Cinema Verite Announces International Jury

Short Film News (SFN) -Two panels with a total of six jurors from Italy, France, South Africa, Thailand and Iran will be judging the documentaries in the international completion at the 11th Cinema Verite, the major Iranian international festival documentary cinema that opens tomorrow, the organizers announced on Friday.
10 Documentary Shorts On 2018 Oscars Shortlist

10 Documentary Shorts On 2018 Oscars Shortlist

Short Film News (SFN) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 90th Academy Awards has been narrowed to 10 films, of which 5 will earn Oscar nominations.
Black Nights Film Festival’s Programmer Igor Gouskov Passes Away

Black Nights Film Festival’s Programmer Igor Gouskov Passes Away

Short Film News (SFN) -The Black Nights Film Festival announced that the Russian film critic and festival’s programmer Igor Gouskov has passed away. Gouskov, who lived in Paris in recent years, died because of a brain tumor.
SFN INTERVIEW / Italian Director and Producer, Uberto Pasolini

SFN INTERVIEW / Italian Director and Producer, Uberto Pasolini

Marziyeh Riahi (SFN)- Uberto Pasolini, Italian director and producer was one of the seven members of the jury who judged fifteen short films in the International competition of 35th Fajr International Film Festival. Pasolini has BAFTA and Venice award among a long list of other awards he has so far won. As he was very busy with the festival during his stay in Tehran, we had to do the interview on short films of the festival by e-mail.
Iranian “AniMal” wins prize at Cannes Cinefondation

Iranian “AniMal” wins prize at Cannes Cinefondation

Short Film News (SFN) - Iranian short film “Heyvan” (AniMal) written and directed by Bahram and Bahman Ark, students at the Iranian National School of Cinema snagged the Second Jury Prize at Cannes Cinefondation.
2017 Cannes Film Festival Announces Short Films Lineup

2017 Cannes Film Festival Announces Short Films Lineup

Short Film News (SFN) -The announcement of the 2017 Official Selection will begin with the short films Competition and the Cinéfondation Selection, in the run-up to the press conference for the 70th Festival de Cannes, to be held on Thursday April14th.
Oscars: 15 Documentary Features Make Shortlist

Oscars: 15 Documentary Features Make Shortlist

Short Film News (SFN) -The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences on Tuesday announced its shortlist of 15 documentary features. The documentary branch determined the shortlist from a pool of 145 submissions and will select the five nominees to be announced on January 24.
'Shadows in Town' wins Best Short Film Award in Australia

'Shadows in Town' wins Best Short Film Award in Australia

Short Film News (SFN) -Iranian short movie 'Shadows in Town', directed by Shahriar Pourseyyedian, won the Best Short Film Award at Auburn International Festival of Children and Young Adults in Australia.
Documentary Filmmaker Albert Maysles Dies At 88

Documentary Filmmaker Albert Maysles Dies At 88

Short Film News (SFN) -Albert Maysles, who collaborated along with his late brother David in a documentary career that included the troubling 1970 concert film Gimme Shelter, has died. He was 88.
Sheffield Doc/Fest director Heather Croall to step down

Sheffield Doc/Fest director Heather Croall to step down

Short Film News (SFN) -Heather Croall, the CEO and festival director of Sheffield Doc/Fest, is to step down after nine years in the role. Croall will leave the documentary festival in mid-February and return to Australia, where she will take up the position of CEO and festival director of the Adelaide Fringe Festival.
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