Short Film News (SFN) - Americana 67-72, In South-East Asia, The Theatre of Reality, Figures of Tourism are among the special program of the 30th edition of Cinema du Reel - International Documentary Film Festival. This festival is going to take place from 7 till 18 March 2008 in George Pompidou center and some other halls in Paris.
Short Film News (SFN) -Belgian director, Kadija Leclere won the top short film prize Saturday at the 4th International Dubai Film Festival (DIFF) closing ceremony. She took the Gold Muhr Award for her short film Sarah , while the Silver Award went to The Water Guard by Emirati Waleed Al-Shehhi and Garbage by Tunisian director Lotfi Achour.
Short Film News (SFN) -73 films from about 50 countries were selected to compete in the 30th edition of Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. They are going to be screened in fourteen 95 minutes programs during 9 days. This year there is only one Iranian film in this festival. Among 87 Iranian films sent to this festival, Snowy Day's Night by Danesh and Babak Salavati was selected.
Short Film News (SFN) - Errol Morris new documentary about human rights violations at Abu Ghraib prison is among eight titles which have been confirmed for the competition program of the 58th Berlin International Film Festival. In S.O.P. Standard Operating Procedure , Oscar-winner documentary filmmaker also investigates what's behind the so-called "anti-terror war".
Short Film News (SFN) - A Swiss animation received the Grand Prize of the 49th International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao (ZINEBI). Le Printemps de Sant Ponc by Eugenia Mumenthaler and David Epiney won the Gold Mikeldi for Animation too, according to the International Jury decision.
Short Film News (SFN) -The 4th edition of Akbank Short Film Festival will be opened on Monday 3 December in Izmir, Turkey, and during this 10-day-festival more than 90 films from 29 countries would be screened. Some films admired in international festivals such as Clemont-Ferrand, Cannes, Locarno, Rotterdam, Milan, Berlin, Sidney, and Sundance are going to be shown in the International section of this festival.
Short Film News (SFN) -The winners of the 6th Evora International Short Film Festival (FIKE) was announced on Saturday night. In the Official Competition where Kamran Shirdel was among the jury members, the award was dedicated to The Pilgrims of Pomegranate Valley by Ashkan Ahmadi from Iran.
Short Film News (SFN) -The 20th edition of Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival is kicked off yesterday by showing a documentary about American soldiers and medias and the festival holding team believed that war is the main theme of the festival this year. The starting film was Operation Homecoming by Richard Robbins that was on the top list of Oscar 2008 candidates some days ago.
Short Film News (SFN) -Yesterday, Nov 21, Lisbon Cinematec, had an special guest: Kamran Shirdel, the worldwide famous Iranian documentary filmmaker. Shirdel, who is in Portugal for screening his films and also as a jury member in FIKE Film Festival, went to Lisbon Cinematec together with Joao Paulo Macedo, the Festival Director, Marjan Riahi, the Manager of SFN, Hadi Afarideh, the young Iranian filmmaker.