Iranian short films to vie in India

Mehrnews (17 December 2015)

TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) – Iranian short films Red Dream and Cloudy Children will compete in the Smile International Film Festival for Children & Youth (SIFFCY), India.

Cloudy Children, by Iranian filmmaker Reza Fahimi, recounts the story of two students fighting over the ownership of things as the nature and the sky which they can never have.

It has attended several national and international festivals and also won Japan’s 2015 Grand Prix of Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia, the Best Screenplay Award of the 2014 Tehran Short Film Festival and bagged two prizes at the Dytiatko International Children’s Television Festival in Ukraine.

Red Dream, directed by Shahriar Pourseyedian, tells the story of Mohammad who sees the world around him from his own point of view.

The film has garnered awards at the 7th Annual Iranian Film Festival – San Francisco, Ukraine’s International Children’s Television Festival (Dytiatko) as well as Albania’s International Film Festival for Children and Youth Audience, “AniFestROZAFA”.

SIFFCY is a unique film platform devoted to a greater appreciation of meaningful cinema which can bring change in the society by showcasing films with substance, supporting emerging filmmakers, recognizing the pioneers and leaders of the entertainment industry, business executives, and by promoting the diverse perspectives of World Cinema.

It will cater to young people (aged 6 to 25) with every level of interest in film.

The first edition of the annual Film Festival (feature films, short films, documentaries) will take place at the Sirifort Auditorium, New Delhi, India during 21-27 Dec 2015.