Fajr 2018: Full Lineup of Iranian Shorts Programs Announced

Fajr 2018: Full Lineup of Iranian Shorts Programs Announced

Makers of 6 Iranian short films have defied long odds by getting their works chosen for the 2018 Fajr International Film Festival.

The 6 films, whose titles were announced Wednesday, were selected from many others submitted to the Cinema Salvation and Eastern Vista (Panorama of Films from Asian and Islamic Countries) sections.

Here are all the short titles screening:

Mr. Deer (Original Title: Aghay-e Gavazn)

Section: Cinema Salvation

Writer & Director: Mojtaba Mousavi

DOP: Mojtaba Mousavi

Editor: Mojtaba Mousavi

Music: Shaheed Mostafafar

Sound: Majid Davoudi

Producer: Elahe Farnia

Production Co: Soureh Animation

Language: Farsi

Country, Year, Runtime: Iran | 2018 | 9 min

Synopsis:

In an abandoned subway station, which looks like a modern European train station, humanity is lost…

About Director:

Mojtaba Mousavi started his career in cinema a decade ago. Since 2012 he has been producing stop motion pictures and also working with young filmmakers. In 2012, his Sound Recorder was selected for screening in several international film festivals.

Discharged (Original Title: Tarkhis)

Section: Cinema Salvation

Writer & Director: Azadeh Mousavi

DOP: Ashkan Ashkani

Editor: Shahrooz Tavakol

Sound: Mehrshad Malakooti

Cast: Vahid Nafar, Nazanin Ahmadi, Giti Ghasemi

Producer: Abbas Amini

Language: Farsi

Country, Year, Runtime: Iran | 2017 | 15 min

Synopsis:

After selling their infant, a couple waits in a hospital for their money to be transferred into bank account. They pursue the matter from a nurse who has been the mediator of this deal and they realize that the other couple has cancelled the deal.

About Director:

Azadeh Mousavi, born in 1970 in Tehran, is a graduate of film directing from the University of Fine Arts. He is a winner of Tehran Short Film Festival, 2017.

Gray Umbrella (Original Title: Chatr-e Khakestari)

Section: Cinema Salvation

Director: Mohammad Poustin Douz

Writer: Mehdi Azizi

DOP: Ali Hosseinzadeh

Editor: Hassan Kouchaki

Sound: Alireza Nekouna’l

Cast: Akbar Shafiei

Producer: Mohammad Poustin Douz

Languages: Farsi

Country, Year, Runtime: Iran, 2017, 9’

Synopsis:

After walking on the street for sometime, a man with an umbrella joins a couple.

About Director:

Director Mohammad Poustin Douz’s short films include Always, In My World It’s Not Sunny Every Day, and two documentaries A Normal Day and 57. He is winner of Tehran Film Festival 2017.

A Beautiful Woman

Section: Eastern Vista (Panorama of Films from Asian and Islamic Countries)

Writer & Director: Sajad Mousavi

DOP: Vahid Byouteh

Editor: Reza Mohebali

Music: Ali Gorgin

Sound: Hadi Ma’navipour

Cast: Komeil Ataei, Mehrnaz Ahadian, Aadel Khazaei, Reyhane Maghsoumi

Producer: Mehdi Maghsoumi

Languages: Farsi

Country, Year, Runtime: Iran, 2018, 8 min

Synopsis:

Ziba is in court with her daughter waiting for a life-changing verdict.

About Director:

Sajad Mousavi, born in 1990 Zanjan, studied film directing and is currently manager of Basij Artists Association. His Life Without Ritual won the best film award of the Islamic Unity International Film Festival.

Man with a Blue Suit (Original Title: Mardi Ba Kot o Shalvar Aabi)

Section: Eastern Vista (Panorama of Films from Asian and Islamic Countries)

Writer & Director: Jamshid Bahmani

DOP: Shahram Najarian

Editor: Jamshid Bahmani

Music: Amir Rad

Sound: Hassan Mahdavi

Cast: Hassan Tas’iri, Leila Yousefi

Producer: Jamshid Bahmani

Language: Farsi

Country, Year, Runtime: Iran | 2017 | 15 min

Synopsis:

A guy is in a hospital after the death of his wife who wished for her organs to be donated. He doesn’t want to carry out her wish.

About Director:

Jamshid Bahmani, born in 1969, studied film directing. He worked as scriptwriter on Innocent, as assistant director on Do You Have More Apple? And Under the Moonlight, and also as casting director on The Child and the Soldier. He worked with Reza Mirkarimi as first assistant on Daughter.

Pedovore (Original Title: Bachekhor)

Section: Eastern Vista (Panorama of Films from Asian and Islamic Countries)

Director: Mohammad Kart

Writer: Aban Askari, Mohammad Kart

DOP: Hadi Behrouz

Editor: Esmaeil Alizadeh

Music: Amir Tavasoli

Sound: Arash Ghasemi

Cast: Alireza Hakimi, ALireza MEhran, Farhaneh Sobhani, Bahram Ebrahimi, Ali Bahri

Producer: Seyed Maziyar Hashemi

Production Co: Honar Ideh Bonyan

Language: Persian

Country, Year, Runtime: Iran | 2018 | 15 min

Synopsis:

Nobody takes children seriously, but in a world that is like a Pedovore monster nothing is more beautiful than a child’s love.

About Director:

Mohammad Kart, born in 1986 Shiraz, studied film directing and performing arts. He started his career as actor on stage in 2000. He made a number of short films and documentaries over the course of his career and won a few international awards.

For all Festival goers who are already planning their visit, check screening time and other information at www.fajriff.com, or email us at infor@fajriff.com. Presided over by writer-director Reza Mirkarimi, the 36th edition of Fajr International Film Festival will be held in Tehran on April 19-27.

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