About :

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.



Alireza Ghasemi
President
Pouria Mosavi
Vice President
Raha Amirfazli
Festival Director
Amin Sameti
International Affairs

Hosts :

2017

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.



University Activity Board

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.



What We Do

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.



Who We Are

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.









2016

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.

Team Introduction

The festival is run by a few film buff students, These are the people involved :

2018

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Raha Amirfazli
Director

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Hamidreza Nassiri
Executive Director

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Tahmineh Mansoori
Marketing Manager

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Armin Rangani
Art Director

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Maedeh Moeini
Silent Filmweek Coordinator

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Parnian Mostafavi
Executive Coordinator

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Lina Rabiee
Executive Coordinator

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Omolbanin Mohamadi
Editor

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Hamed Otadi
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2017

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Raha Amirfazli
Director

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Iman Harsini
Executive director

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Mana Najaran
Deputy

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Khashayar Rahimi
Coordinator

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Ehsan Zivaralam
Public Relations

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Armin Rangani
Graphist

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Ziba Karamali
Editor

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Ali Dasmah
Webmaster

GISFF 2017 :

Director: Raha Amirfazli

The 2nd Globe International Silent Film Festival was held in April 2017. With the hosting of the Michigan State University (MSU), and the support of University Activities Board (UAB) and Persian Student Associations (PSU).

By the end of the submission deadline, around 3000 films were submitted to the festival portal.

On October 21st 2016, the public relations committee of the Festival introduced the selection committee via an announcement. The selection committee members are as follows:

Alireza Ghasemi
Dario Jurilli
Sara Tabibzadeh
Amin Dehghan
Gianluca Balla
Mohammad Hadadi

On April 10th 2017 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:

Hayde Safiyari
Peyman Moadi
Majid Barzegar
Shahram Mokri
Babak Karimi
Hooman Behmanesh
Mehrdad Oskoui


GISFF 2016 :

The 1st Globe International Silent Film Festival was held in April 2016. With the hosting of the Art University of Tehran, and the support of the house of cinema of the ministry of science, research and technology.

By the end of the submission deadline, 2466 films were recorded on our portal.

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:


Martin Hans Schmitt
Anahita Ghazvinizadeh
Morteza Golkar
Kaveh Ghahreman
Mohammad Haddadi
Mohammad Najjarian
Masoud Soflayi

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:


Dana Polan
Mahmoud Kalari
Hayde Safiyari
Simin Motamed Aria
Bahram Tavakkoli
Negar Javaherian
Safi Yazdanian
Mehrdad Oskoui
Majid Eslami

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.

2017 Filmography

The selected entries to the competition section of the 1st Globe International Silent Film Festival
The selected entries that competed in the international section of the 1st Globe International Silent Film Festival were:
Documentary category:
The Offering /Director: Haythem Ameur / Country: Algeria
Shepherd’s Purse / Director: Dong Hao / Country: China
All Seasons become one / Director: Shannon Michael Terry / Country: US
Object / Director: Paulina Skibinska / Country: Poland
Sotto / Director: Ina Ferlan/ Country: Slovenian
Excising the Heart / Director: Samuel Karow / Country: US

Animation Category:
Hypertrain / Director: Etienne Kompis / Country: Switzerland
Once upon a line / Director: Alicja Jasina / Country: US
We are the immigrants / Director: Catalina Matamoros / Country: US
Crowd / Director: Jachym Bouzek / Country: Czech Republic
Still life / Director: Mehdi Shiri / Country: Iran
The pear / Director: Tong Reko / Country: China
Feed / Director: Eri Okazaki / Country: Japan
The leak and the clog / Director: Alyana Cabral / Country: US
Phosphoros / Director: Manolya Kuelkoeylue / Country: Germany 
On the line / Director: Mengchi Kang / Country: China
Only love will break your heart / Director: Sofie De Cleene / Country: Belgium
Window / Director: Victoria Livingstone / Country: US
Ego / Director: Pei Hsin Cho / Country: Taiwan
Dad’s fragile doll / Director: Ali Zare Ghanatnowi / Country: Iran
Body text / Director: Danit Elgev / Country: Netherlands
Therapy room / Director: Qieer Wang / Country: China
Merlot / Director: GIULIA MARTINELLI - MARTA GENNARI / Country: Italy
You are not the strongest / Director: Emilio Yebra / Country: Spain
Milky ways / Director: Honami Yano / Country: Japan
Switchman / Director: Mehdi Khoramian / Country: Iran
The little boy / Director: Mona Abdollah Shahi / Country: Iran
Dino or something / Director: Magdalena Pilecka / Country: Poland
Shades of gray/ Director: Alexandra Averyanov / Country: Russian Federation
Benu / Director: Dominik Schon / Country: Germany
full color/ Director: Ario Saffarzadegan / Country: Iran
Pirate Smooch/ Director: Tobias Trebeljahr / Country: Germany
Dream / Director: Golnaz Moghaddam / Country: Iran
Pain/ Director: Nadya Fedotova / Country: Russian Federation
Mechanical/ Director: Alba Capilla / Country: Spain
Last Judgment/ Director: Junyi Xiao / Country: US
Mijndert/ Director: Janneke Swinkels and Tim Frijsinger / Country: Netherlands

Experimental Category:
Death race / Director: Edo Tagliavini / Country: Italy
Wraps / Director: Khashayar Rahimi / Country: Iran
Wanderer / Director: Martynas Kundrotas / Country: Lithuania
Void / Director: Hamid Ghodrati / Country: Iran
Tears in rain / Director: Jeroen Cluckers / Country: Belgium
Oneiria / Director: Jeroen Cluckers / Country: Belgium
Light study / Director: Josephine Massarella / Country: Canada
The Origin / Director: Mojtaba Pourabdollah / Country: Iran
No guess / Director: Igor Notte / Country: Finland
Adam / Director: Evelyn Ross / Country: US
Transitions / Director: Ana Barroso / Country: Portugal
It’s only three nails / Director: Ahmad Al Hajj / Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Koma / Director: Cyril Haas / Country: France
Passenger fantasy / Director: Neil Needleman / Country: US
The words hear the light / Director: Diego Fiori / Country: Austria
Culvert affairs / Director: Kelly Hill / Country: Canada
Our turn / Director: Max Vartanov / Country: US
Reshet/ Director: Rachel Gutgarts 

Fiction Category:
For mom who made me sad / Director: Natascha Zink / Country: Germany
Savages / Director: Milo Gony / Country: France
Withered / Director: Denis Galenkov / Country: Bulgaria
Fishy story / Director: Aleksandra Szymanska / Country: Germany
Villa mnemosine / Director: Ruben Salazar / Country: Spain
la paciencia del agua / Director: Guilem Almirall / Country: Spain
Girl + ghost / Director: Nik Wansbrough / Country: Australia
Out of the night / Director: Skip Shea / Country: US
La etiuda / Director: Martin Rath / Country: Poland
Death wears a hat / Director: Daniela Bornstein / Country: US
Escapisme / Director: Raoul Groothuizen / Country: Netherlands
The last job / Director: Christophe Garnier / Country: France
Cornice / Director: Donjeta Hyseni / Country: Kosovo
Rinse and repeat / Director: Liz Ran Yang / Country: US
Shadows / Director: Adria Guxens / Country: Spain
Hole / Director: Qian Zhuang / Country: US
The same life / Director: Cesar Roldan / Country: Spain
Not less than 50 kg / Director: Maryna Artemenko / Country: Ukraine
The preparation / Director: Giorgi Tsilosani / Country: Georgia 
Stygian / Director: Josh Garvin / Country: US
Firpo / Director: Giorgio Clementelli / Country: Italy
Daughter / Director: Mehrdad Hasani / Country: Iran
Hunting day / Director: Ivo Skanstins / Country: Latvia
Goes without saying / Director: Pierre Sabrou / Country: France
The child / Director: Valeria Valentina / Country: Venezuela
Copy shop / Director: Virgil Widrich / Country: Austria
Room No. 4 / Director: Pouya Aghelizadeh / Country: Iran

Nominees and Awards
Announcing the winners of the Globe International Silent Film Festival.

The Candidates for Best Fiction film were:
Fishy Story directed by Aleksandra Szymanska
Villa Mnemosine directed by Ruben Salazar
The Preparation directed by Giorgi Tsilosani
Hunting Day directed by Ivo Skansti?š
Copy Shop directed by Virgil Widrich
AND THE WINNER was: “FISHY STORY”

The Candidates for Best Experimental film were:
Light Study directed by Josephine Massarella
Passenger Fantasy directed by Neil Needleman
Oneiria directed by Jeroen Cluckers
AND THE WINNER WAS: “ONEIRIA”

The Candidates for Best Animation film were:
We are the immigrants directed by Cataline Matamoros
Pain directed by Nadya Fedotova
Dream directed by Golnaz Moghaddam
Switchman directed by Mehdi Khoramian
Once upon a line directed by Alicja Jasina
AND THE WINNER WAS: “SWITCHMAN”

The Candidates for Best Documentary film were:
Sotto directed by Ina Ferlan
Object directed by Paulina Skibinska
All seasons become one directed by Shannon Michael Terry
AND THE WINNER WAS: “OBJECT”

The Candidates for Best Screenplay were:
Copy Shop directed by Virgil Widrich
The Child directed by Valeria Valentina Bolivar
Fishy Story directed by Aleksandra Szymanska

The Best Directing went to: “The Preparation”
The Special Jury Award went to: Tie: “Copy Shop” and “Once Upon a line”
The Creativity Award (CSF) went to: “Object”



      


2016 Filmography

The selected entries to the competition section of the 1st Globe International Silent Film Festival

The selected entries that competed in the international section of the 1st Globe International Silent Film Festival were:


Wipeout - Paul Murphy - UK
Mr. fazili's wife - Hassan Fazili - Afghanistan
Puzzle - Remy Rondeau - France
5 : 55 - Tiara Kristiningtyas - Indonesia
My awesome Sonorous life - Giordano Torreggiani - Italy
Beasts - Luis Eduardo Pérez Cuevas - Spain
Cassette - Jerker Beckman , Tomas Stark - Sweden
Interval - Nico van den Brink - Netherlands
Duellum - Tucker Davila Wood - Spain
Lost Village - George Todria - Spain
Fighter - Kimia Eyzad Panah - Germany
Night (Noc) - Pilar Palomero - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Champion - Måns Berthas - Sweden
Silentium Dei - Attila Rostas - US
Jimbo - Louisiane Brosseau , Jean-Louis Guichaoua - France
20 meters of love in Montmartre - Pierre GAFFIé - France
Sweet Home - Nuno Baltazar - Portugal
Death Forest - Lorena Colmenares - Venezuela
The Loops of Emptiness - Gabrielė Labanauskaitė , Adomas Jablonskis - Lithuania
Across the Whipplewash - Josh Drake , Caitlin Drake - US
Nostalgia - Ahmed Al Fardan - Bahrain
Does God Hear Robots Pray? - Stephen Pfeil - US
The Shadow Forest - Andrzej Cichocki - Poland
Lesson - Damian Kocur - Poland
All There Is - Jeroen Mourmans - Netherlands
Windmills - Roberto Nino Batancourt - Columbia
To Be Born - Ruben Salazar - Spain
Touch of Freedom - Sardar Arshad Khan - Poland
The Breath of the Tundra - Mikhail Gorobchuk - Russian Federation
This is Joe - Francis Diaz Fontan - Spain
Fres-boi - Cristina Vilches - Spain
Typewriterhead - Eric Giessmann - Germany
Ticking Away - Michael Sewnarain - Netherlands
Evolution - Marcos Andavert - Spain
Hi! I'm New - Mario Serrano - Spain
One Day in July - hermes mangialardo - Italy
Karouma - Boubaker Boukhari - UAE
Obsolescence - Andrea Cristini - Canada
Birdy Wouaf Wouaf - Ayce Kartal - Turkey
Dinner For Few - Nassos Vakalis - Greece
Autumn Leaves - Carlos De Carvalho , Aude Danset - France
Nothing else but water - Carlos De Carvalho - France
Frog in a Well - Srinivas Bhakta - Singapore
The Vast Landscape - Lea Vidakovic - Croatia
Sisters - Lea Vidakovic , Hrvoje Radnic - Belgium
Mars 3752 - Nicolas Bianco-Levrin - France
The one who tamed clouds - Nicolas Bianco-Levrin - France
The Chimney sweep - Nicolas Bianco-Levrin - France
Toxic Tales - Denis Chapon - Bolivia
Electrofly - Natalia C. A. Freitas - Germany
Cowboyland - David Stumpf - Slovakia
Gans - Guy Shahaf - Netherlands
In Case of Emergency - Sophia Yu - USA
Blood Money - Emily Knight - UK
Hunter - Scott Barley - UK
A Perfect Day - Oguzhan Kaya - Turkey
Trilogy of Silence - Diego Fiori - Austria
The Chimney Sweep - Nicolas-Bianco Levrin - France
Displacement - Manuel Alvarez Diestro - UK
chamber music (audiovisual building sound portrait of the Robert Schumann School of Music in Düsseldorf) - Katharina Blanken - Germany
Focus on Infinity - Mathilde Lavenne - France
Snapped - Phillip Connolly - Ireland
Nightwalk - Scott Barley - UK
Still Life - Kai Sitter - Germany
Landscape with broken dog - Orazio Leogrande - Argentina
Outside - Tracy Pitts - USA
Hurly-Burly - Kuba Czekaj - Poland
Friday Mosque - Azadeh Navai - USA
Walk in Frames - Harold Charre - France

The entries that competed in the national section of the 1st Globe International Silent Film Festival were:

Garbage Girl - Mohammad Zare, Sholaleh Kheiri
Lima - Vahid Jafari, Afshin Roshanbakhsh
Lady With Flower-Hair - Sara Tabibzadeh
Mr. Purple - Abbas Jalili Yekta, Hodjat Azampour
Sandman - Mahsa Samani
A Woman Sings Under The Ice - Sara Khalilzadeh
Why Not Kill A Fly - Farhad Alizadeh
Field Children - Sa’adat Rahimzadeh
Man, Idol, Cat - Mahnaz Yazdani
Jiring - Alireza Nosrati
Stripy - Babak Nikooei, Behnoud Nikooei
Rhino - Farzaneh Ghobadi
Lafav - Iraj Mohammadi Zarrini
Lake - Mostafa Emami
Six oh-Five - Shohreh Ra’ayati
A Friend For My Friend - Nader Mohammadi
Struggle - Masoud Hatami
The Wind Will Say Something - Ali Mardomi
Paper Life - Mohammadreza Moradi
Rangan 99 - Tiam Yabande
Impression - XPS160 - Tiam Yabande
Without - Shauheen Daneshfar
Faraz - Arian Vazir Daftari
Theft - Mohammad Farahani
The Love Knot - Jamal Oskoui
Shabankaran - Amirmohammad Kharazmi
Tehran Khani Abad 1366 - Seyyed Emad Hosseini
Chelgis - Mojtaba Shafiei
Sheltered in Oak - Mahdi Nourmohammadi
Synchronicity - Mohammadreza Rahimpour
Soil Heart - Mohammadreza Sahebi
International Waters - Atefeh Rahmani
Definite Moment - Hamed Baghayian
Black - Hamideh Moeinfar
Return - Ehsan Molazadeh
Unfinished Completely Full-Forced - Azad Mohammadi
Tehran - Masoud Moein
Man Now - Iraj Mohammadi Zarrini

All films in the national section were sent from Iran.

The nominees and winners of the 1st Globe International Silent Film Festival are as follows:

In the international section;

. The nominees for best editing were:
Walk in Frames; by Harold Charre, France
Duellum; by Tucker Davila Wood, Spain
And the winner was: Duellum

. The nominees for best cinematography were:
All There is; by Jeroen Mourmans, Netherlands
Lost Village; by George Todria, Spain
And the winner was: Lost Village

. The nominees for best animation were:
Birdy Wouaf Wouaf; by Ayce Kartal, Turkey
Electrofly; by Natalia C. A. Freitas, Germany
Gans; by Guy Shahaf, Netherlands
Blood Money; by Emily Knight, UK
Autumn Leaves; by Carlos De Carvalho and Aude Danset, France
One Day in july; by Hermes Mangialardo, Italy
And the winners were: Gans, Blood Money (Tie)

. The nominees for best documentary were:
To Be Born; by Ruben Salazar, Spain
Touch of Freedom; by Sardar Arshad Khan, Poland
This is Joe; by Francis Diaz Fontan, Spain
The Breath of Thundra; by Mikhail Gorobchuk, Russian Federation
And the winners were: This is Joe, To Be Born (Tie)

. The nominees for best fiction were:
5:55; by Tiara Kristiningtyas, Indonesia
Puzzle; by Remy Rondeau, France
My Awesome Sonorous Life; by Giordano Torreggiani, Italy
Interval; by Nico van den Brink, Netherlands
Duellum; by Tucker Davila Wood, Spain
Lost Village; by George Todria, Spain
And the winner was: 5:55

. The nominees for best experimental film were:
Focus on Infinity; by Mathilde Lavenne, France
Walk in Frames; by Harold Charre, France
The Loops of Emptiness; by Gabrielė Labanauskaitė and Adomas Jablonskis, Lithuania
Chamber Music (audiovisual building sound portrait of the Robert Schumann School of Music in Düsseldorf); by Katharina Blanken, Germany
Displacement; by Manuel Alvarez Diestro, UK
And the winner was: Chamber Music (audiovisual building sound portrait of the Robert Schumann School of Music in Düsseldorf)

. The Special Jury Prize went to: Autumn Leaves; by Carlos De Carvalho & Aude Danset, France
. The Special Secretary Prize went to: Focus on Infinity; by Mathilde Lavenne, France
. The Audience Prize went to: (Tie)
Toxic Tales; by Denis Chapon, Bolivia
Dinner For Few; by Nassos Vakalis, Greece

In the national section:

The nominees for best documentary were:
Shabankaran; by Amirmohammad Kharazmi
Sheltered in Oak; by Mahdi Nourmohammadi

And the winner was: Sheltered in Oak


The nominees for best fiction film were:
Tehran Khani Abad 1366; by Seyyed Emad Hosseini
Struggle; by Masoud Hatami
Six oh-Five; by Shohreh Ra’ayati

And the winner was: Tehran Khani Abad 1366, Struggle, Six oh-Five (Tie)


The nominees for best animation were:
Lady With Flower-Hair; by Sara Tabibzadeh
Sandman; by Mahsa Samani
Jiring; by Alireza Nosrati
Garbage Girl; by Mohammad Zare, Sholaleh Kheiri
Why Not Kill A Fly; by Farhad Alizadeh

And the winner was: Sandman


The nominees for best editing were:
Hamid Najafi Rad for Struggle
Mahdi Mo’ezzian for Shabankaran
Farshad Abbasi and Meysam Razfar for Six oh-Five


And the winners were: Farshad Abbasi and Meysam Razfar


The nominees for best cinematography were:
Mohammad Haddadi for Struggle
Mahdi Nourmohammadi for Sheltered in Oak
Sadegh Zanganeh for Shabankaran
Arash Foyouzi for Faraz

And the winner was: Arash Foyouzi


The nominees for best directing were:
Shohreh Ra’ayati for Six oh-Five
Seyyed Emad Hosseini for Tehran Khani Abad 1366
Masoud Hatami for Struggle

And the winner was: Masoud Hatami


The award for the best experimental film went to; Tehran


The special jury prize went to: Lady With Flower-Hair, Shabankaran


The Special Secretary Prize went to: Synchronicity by Mohammadreza Rahimpour


The Audience Choice Prize went to: Stripy; by Babak Nikooei and Behnoud Nikooei

            

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