PALMARES 3° IRANFEST | 4/6 OTTOBRE 2020
WINNER IRANFEST FICTION: WEEKEND – ARIO MOTEVAGHE (2019)
PALMARES 2° IRANFEST |9/11 OTTOBRE 2019
WINNER IRANFEST: SONG SPARROW – FARZANEH OMIDVARNIA (2019)
Sinossi: Un gruppo di rifugiati prova a raggiungere un paese sicuro in cerca di una vita migliore. Pagano un contrabbandiere per trasportarli oltre i confini in un camion frigo. Tuttavia, la gelida temperatura del camion trasforma le loro speranze di un futuro migliore in una lotta feroce per la sopravvivenza.
[ENG] A Group of refugees tries to reach themselves to a safe country in search for a better life. They pay a smuggler to convey them across the boarders in a fridge truck. However, the freezing temperature of the truck turns their hopes for a better future into a fierce struggle for survival.
Farzaneh Omidvarnia è nata in Iran. Laureata all’Università di Tehran, facoltà di Belle Arti, riceve un dottorato di ricerca in Design nel 2015 presso l’Università Tecnica della Danimarca. Dopo la laurea, inizia a concentrarsi sulla creazione di sculture in tessuto e sulla scrittura di storie brevi. Le sue opere appaiono presto in diverse mostre d’arte in Europa e in Iran, e nel 2016 pubblica la sua prima raccolta di storie brevi. Nel 2017 dirige e produce il suo primo cortometraggio d’animazione, To Be. Il cortometraggio viene acclamato a livello internazionale e vince premi in diversi festival.
[ENG] Farzaneh Omidvarnia was born in Iran. Graduated from University of Tehran, faculty of Fine Arts, she received a PhD in Design in 2015 from Technical University of Denmark. Following her graduation, she began to focus on creation of fabric sculptures and writing short stories. Her artworks soon appeared in several art exhibitions in Europe and Iran, and she published her first collection of short stories in 2016. In 2017, she directed and produced her first animated short film, To Be. The movie was acclaimed internationally and won prizes in different festivals.
AUDIENCE AWARD: TANGLE – MALIHE GHLOAMZADEH
Tangle è la storia di persone che hanno perso la casa durante la guerra e sono state costrette a lasciare indietro tutti i loro ricordi e i loro cari. Storie di vita e di lotta per la sopravvivenza ai confini geografici della speranza e della depressione
[ENG] Tangle is about people who lost their homes in the war and was forced to leave all their memories and loved ones behind. It is also about life and striving to survive on the geographical borders of hope and depression.
SPECIAL MENTION AWARD (JURY): ELEPHANT BIRD – MASOUD SOHEILI
Un uomo anziano parte per un viaggio in autobus verso Kabul per poter esaudire il suo ultimo desiderio.
[ENG] An elderly man sets off for a bus trip to Kabul, in order to fulfill his last wish.
FRANCE TÉLÉVISIONS AWARD: THE SEA SWELLS – AMIR GHOLAM
La guerra circonda la vita di un vecchio in mezzo al mare. [ENG] War is surrounding an old man living in middle of the Sea.
214 films submitted – 15 films selected:
- Song Sparrow – Farzaneh Omidvarnia (2019)
- Ballsy – Story of a revolution – Seyed Mohsen Pourmohseni Shakib (2018)
- Dreams in the depths – Reza Mohammadi (2019)
- Home – Farkhondeh Torabi (2018)
- Tangle – Malihe Ghloamzadeh (2018)
- The Sixth String – Azimi Gholamreza (2019)
- Azadeh – Mirabbas Khosravinezhad (2019)
- Delay – Ali Asgari (2018)
- Elephant bird – Masoud Soheili (2019)
- Hanged – Roqiye Tavakoli (2019)
- Next – Saeed Sadeghi Seraroodi (2018)
- Tanakora – P.Hamed, H.Seyed Maysam, R.Amirreza (2019)
- Tariki – Saeed Jafarian (2018)
- The Role – Farnoosh Samadi (2018)
- The Sea Swells – Amir Gholami (2018)
1° IRANFEST | 10/12 OTTOBRE 2018
WINNER: RUN ROSTAM RUN – MOLAYEMI HOSSEIN (2017)
Sinossi: Rostam – il vecchio eroe nazionale persiano – dovrebbe viaggiare per il futuro e venire a Teheran contemporaneo, per rimediare a ciò che ha fatto a suo figlio.
[ENG] Rostam-the old persian national hero- should travel to the future and come to contemporary Tehran, in order to make up for what he has done to his own son.
Molayemi Hossein. Born in 1982, Shiraz, Iran. He got his M.A. in animation directing from Tehran University of Art. He started his professional career since 2004. Since then, he has worked as director, character designer, storyboard artist and animator in some animated short films, TV series and commercials and has won some awards so far. He also has taught directing, animating and character design in some universities and art institutes in Iran. He is the founder of animation scientific association of Tehran University of Art and the president of Barfak Animation Studio.
Filmography: 2007: The Power of Peace (Unfinished), 2010: Beetle the Little, 2011: Kermando, 2011: Red Line, 2011: Well…So What, 2011: Pahlevanan (Heroes), 2011-2012: Hamsayeha (Neighbors), 2014: The Fan, 2017: Run Rostam Run, 2017: The Girl from South (work in progress)
152 films selected – 12 film selected:
- Run Rostam Run – MolayemiI Hossein (2017)
- Childhood Dream – Hasan Najmabadi (2017)
- Genesis – Abtin Mozafari (2017)
- Are You Volleyball?! – Mohammad Bakhshi (2017)
- Exist – Payam Shadniya (2018)
- Into the Rainbow – Hasan Najmabadi (2017)
- Manicure – Arman Fayyz (2018)
- Presence – Abtin Salimi Tari (2017)
- Red Season – Hasan Najmabadi (2017)
- Samar – Jahed Kaveh (2017)
- The Blu Class – Azadi Behzad (2018)
- Tulsa – Shojaei Seyyed Parviz (2018)