(Persia Digest) - The first Iranian Film Festival will be held in New York for six days, screening 10 works directed by Iranian directors reports IRNA.

The festival organized jointly by the IFC Center and Iran’s Cultural Artistic Institute of Dariche-ye Cinema will screen “Take Me Home” and “The Report” directed by Abbas Kiarostami, “76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami” by Seyfolah Samadian, “I Want To Dance”, “Tale of the Sea” and “Tall Shadows of The Wind” by Bahman Farmanara, “3 Faces” by Jafar Panahi, “The Home” by Asghar Yousefinejad, “Pig” by Mani Haghighi, “Sly” by Kamal Tabrizi, “Hendi & Hormoz” by Abbas Amini and “Sheeple” by Houman Seyyedi.

At the end of the festival, the jury will selec a winner from the films ‘Tale of the Sea’, ‘Pig’, ‘Hendi and Hormoz’, ‘Sly’, ‘The Home’ and ‘Sheeple’.


Another Iranian film titled 'Reverence', directed by Sogol Rezvani, will premiere on the international screen at the Santa Barbara Film Festival in the United States.

The short film has already won the award for the best cinematographer and best director at the 35th Tehran International Short Film Festival.

The 34th edition of the Santa Barbara Festival, approved by the Academy Awards, will feature 83 short films from around the globe.

The Festival will be held in California from January 30 to February 9.


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Rezvani holds a bachelor's degree in cinematography from Iran and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of San Francisco.

Iranian short film titled ‘Double’, directed by Ronak Jafari, is also in the lineup of the Short Narratives section at the 8th annual Irvine International Film Festival (IIFF) in California, running March 22 to 28.

the synopsis of ‘Double’ revolves around the story of two women who experience several events while on a rural road, reported ifilmtv.com.

The cast includes Sahra Asadollahi, Banafsheh Arabi, Houman Rahnamoun, Toufan Mehrdadian, Alireza Pourhashem, Behnam Momeni, Shima Khazaei, Dorsa Abolfazli and Amir Shahverdi.

The short film has nabbed two nominations at the North Europe International Film Festival for Best Foreign Language Short Film as well as Best Makeup. Iranian artist Hadi Fekri is the makeup designer of the short movie.

The 'Flick' also featured among the top three short films at the 40th Moscow International Film Festival.

IIFF welcomes international and American features and shorts, documentaries, animated movies, student films, trailers, webisodes, music videos as well as feature-length and short-form screenplays.

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