Last year the Globe International Silent Film Festival received nearly 2500 submissions. For an independent festival in its first year, this number totally astonished us. We were shocked and delighted by the wonderful films we had received.

The selection process of the films began in late Fall of 2015. Our selection committee carefully viewed all of the films, and around 100 films were selected to compete in the national and international sections of the festival.

The concept of an international festival devoted to silent films was at the beginning nothing more than a plan. However when around 400 films were submitted less than a month after the initial call for entry of the festival, we, a group of young filmmakers in Iran were filled with joy. The support of many people was the driving force for us, including the members of our selection committee.

Here you can see short statements by these wonderful people.

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