Sarasota Filmfest to screen Iranian films

TEHRAN, Apr. 01 (MNA) – Five Iranian short films are to vie at the 18th edition of the Florida-based Sarasota Film Festival which is run between April 1 and 10.  

According to the guide published on the official website of the 18th edition of the Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) this year's event will award both audience and jury picks. Audience awards are given to Best Narrative Feature, Documentary, World Cinema and Short, while Juried awards are presented for Best Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Independent Visions, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, and Animated Short.

Iranian director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami is among the people whose works are in the competition. Ghaem Maghami's SONITA is about an 18-year old Afghan girl whose mother is trying to sell her to a groom in order to collect the money needed for buying a bride for Sonita's brother. The 91 minute film is produced jointly by Iran, Germany and Switzerland.

Autumn Leaves is a 4 minute short film directed by another Iranian director Saman Hosseinpour who is present at the event. The short film is about a little girl who voices her appreciation of nature on the way to school.

Another Iranian short film vying at the event is Dark to Dark directed by Omid Khalid. The 6-minute short film is produced by Iran, UK, and USA. It tells the story of a 14-year-old girl who hides on her wedding day.

Azadeh Ghochagh's 10-minute work Sormeh is another Iranian short film at the event. Sormeh tells the story of a couple in 1979 in the midst of chaos of a revolution in Tehran.

Personal Assistance is directed by Naomi Despres. The 13-minute film is produced by Iran and is about a personal organizer's life.

 

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