The Globe International Film Festival was founded in 2015 and its first year had received incredible reception on the international scale – around 2200 films were submitted to the festival. The goal is for the festival to be held in a different academic environment around the world every year in order for the interested people of that country to be exposed to silent cinema, which has been paid less and less attention to, and for a wave of silent filmmaking to be born in said country. Also it is now possible for people who couldn’t attend the festival in another country to take part in the festival in their own country. We hope that this way, image as a main element of this art will be revived.
We believe that the silent era of cinema has had an important role in making the picture and the mise en scène much richer and powerful. Although with the introduction of sound in cinema we have passed that era long ago, silent cinema is still carrying a large portion of avant-garde and artistic films.
Michigan State University (MSU) is a public research university in East Lansing, Michigan, United States. MSU was founded in 1855, then became the nation's first land-grant institution, serving as a model for future land-grant universities. The university was founded as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, one of the country's first institutions of higher education to teach scientific agriculture. After the introduction of the Morrill Act in 1862, the college became coeducational and expanded its curriculum beyond agriculture. Today, MSU is the ninth-largest university in the United States (in terms of enrollment) and has approximately 540,000 living alumni worldwide. Michigan State frequently ranks among the top 30 public universities in the United States and the top 70 universities in the world per Times Higher Education. The university's campus houses the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, the W. J. Beal Botanical Garden, the Abrams Planetarium, the Wharton Center for Performing Arts, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, and the country's largest residence hall system.
For the first time, Michigan State will be hosting The Globe International Film Festival in Campus Center Cinemas at Wells hall. The kickoff will be on Thursday, April 6th. The closing ceremony will be on Sunday April 9th.
Founded in 1916, the Union Activities Board was the first student organization established at MSU. The Campus Center was founded in 1999 and provided late-night weekend entertainment. These two organizations joined in 2001 to form the University Activities Board. The University Activities Board provides quality social, recreational and educational programs planned and implemented by students, for students in the MSU community. UAB provides free or low-cost entertainment for students and serves as an alternate late night / weekend entertainment choice.
The University Activities Board provides quality social, recreational and educational programs planned and implemented by students, for students in the MSU community. UAB provides free or low-cost entertainment for students and serves as an alternate late night / weekend entertainment choice. UAB is committed to the personal, professional and educational development of its members.
UAB is comprised of eleven student directors, three advisors, two graduate students and over 50 members. The directors are undergraduate students who receive compensation for their position. All directors oversee their committee responsibilities and volunteers. UAB members are volunteers that attend meetings and participate in event planning and production.
The University of Art is one of the accredited universities in Iran. Some parts of this university were established in 1979. Then in 1991 five different institutes of arts combined together and University of Art was founded. This is the largest comprehensive university in Iran which is devoted to the art fields.
In 1979 after reorganizing five formerly independent institutions: The Conservatory of Music (1918), The Collage of National Music (1949), The Collage of Decorative Arts (1960), The Collage of Dramatic Arts(1964), And Farabi University (1975), it was formed as the Art Academic Complex, and in 1991, it was named as the University of Art.
University of Art is a major center for art education in Iran with an international reputation. This university has been pioneer in teaching so many of art majors in Iran and Middle East. University of Art has five faculties in Tehran and Karaj: Faculty of Applied Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts, Faculty of Cinema & Theater, Faculty of Music, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning.
Currently there are 3950 full time students, 135 full time faculty members, and 330 part time professors in this university; with 21 majors in bachelor’s degree, 29 majors in master’s degree, and 5 major in PhD.
The 1st Globe International Silent Film Festival was held in Farabi Theater, with the support of The Cultural Department of University of Art, under the name of Tehran International Silent Film Festival.
The festival is run by a few film buff students, These are the people involved :
Silent Filmweek Coordinator
On May 16th 2016 the jury meeting was held. A group of famous veterans of cinema were present. Due to the high qualities of the films and different opinions of the jury the meeting took a while. The jury members of the festival are as followed:
On December 20th 2015, the public relations committee of the Festival introduced the selection committee via an announcement. The selection committee members are as follows:
The ending and award ceremony of the festival took place on Saturday May 18th 2016 from 6 to 8 pm, in the Farabi Theater of Tehran University of Art, which was without a doubt one of the most beautiful days of the festival. The ceremony was directed by Soheil Goharipour and hosted by Amir Taghdiri, while authorities, artists, and students were present. Following the reading of the director’s statement by Alireza Ghasemi and the Jury’s statement – prerecorded with the voice of Mr. Kalari – the awards and certificated of appreciation were presented to the winners. It was the presence of honorable people such as Ms. Hayde Safiyari, Mr. Safi Yazdanian, Mr. Bahram Tavakkoli, Mr. Morteza Razzagh Karimi, and Mr. Masoud Soflayi that gave the first year of the Tehran International Silent Film Festival its warmth and credit.
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