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Features


"Nahid" (Nahid) New  Debut

Color, 2K, 16:9, 105 min, 2015, Iran
Director: Ida Panahandeh
Production: Bijan Emkanian & Documentary and Experimental
Film Center (DEFC)
Cast: Sareh Bayat (Awarded as the Best Actress for "A Separation" in Berlinale), Pejman Bazeghi, Navid Mohammad Zadeh, Milad HasanPour, Pouria Rahimi, Nasrin Babaei

A young divorcee living with her son in a small northern city of Iran, falls in love with a man who wants to marry her. According to the Islamic rules, her ex-husband has the custody of their child; but has granted it to her on the condition that she doesn't remarry. Struggling to keep both of her beloved ones, she has to think about the third option: Temporary Marriage (Sighe). However, this will get her into a predicament, as despite its being legal, Sighe is not well-received by the society at all. Would temporary marriage be a good solution for her?


"Wednesday, May 9" (Chaharshanbeh, 19 Ordibehesht) New  Debut

Color, 2K, 16:9, 102 min, 2015, Iran
Director: Vahid Jalilvand
Producers: Ali Jalilvand, Mohammad Hossein Latifi
Cast: Niki Karimi, Amir Aghaei, Shahrokh Forootanian,Vahid Jalilvand,Borzoo Arjmand,Afarin Oveissi

An unusual advertisement in one of Tehranís morning papers gathers a large group of people in one place. They think that what's been advertised is the only solution to their problem. The police take care of the situation by calming the people down and having them dispersed. However, two women among these people are not giving up...


"Tales" (Ghesseha)
What will lighten our dark night?
An untimely love?!

Color, D-Cinema, 16:9, 88 min, 2014
Director & Producer: Rakhshan Banietemad
Cast: Golab Adineh, Saber Abar, Farhad Aslani, Foojan Arefpoor, Bahareh Daneshgar, Mohammadreza Forootan, Shahrokh Forootanian, Babak Hamidian, Mehdi Hashemi, Negar Javaherian, Baran Kosari, Fatemeh Motamedaria, Peiman Moadi, Hassan Majooni, Habib Rezaei, Atefeh Razavi, Rima Raminfar, Mehraveh Sharifinia,Khosro Shahraz

Tales" is the story of world's men and women's lives that always have to fight for getting their rights: filmmakers, workers, intellectuals, state employees, social workers, etc. Will the light of love and hope lighten their lives?

- Film Fest Hamburg GMBH (2014/Germany)
- Vancouver Intíl F.F. (2014/Canada)
- Festival DO RIO (2014/Brazil)
- Busan Intíl Film Festival (2014/ South Korea)- Window on Asian
- BFI London Film Festival (2014/ UK)
- Viennale Ė Vienna Intíl Film Festival (2014/Austria)
- Abu Dhabi Film Festival (2014/UAE)
- Thessaloniki Intíl Film Festival (2014/ Greece)- Horizons
- Stockholm Intíl Film Festival (2014/ Sweden)- Asian Images
- Kolkata Intíl F.F. (12014/India) Competition- Best Film(Golden Royal Bengal Trophy)
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (2014/Estonia)
- Cultural Resistance Intíl F.F. of Lebanon (2014/ Lebanon)
- Intíl Film Festival of India, Goa (2014/ India)
- Gijon Intíl Film Festival (2014/Spain)
- Asia Pacific Screen Awards (2014/ Australia) Special Prize of the Jury
- Bengaluru Intíl Film Festival (2014/India)
- Chennai Intíl Film Festival (2014/India)
- Lincoln Film Center Fim Comment selection (2014 /New York)
- Belgrade International Film Festival (2015/Serbia)
- Gene Siskel Film Festival (2015/USA)
- Center for Asian American Media (CAAMFest)(2015/ San Francisco CA)
- Intíl Filmmor Womenís Film Festival On Wheels (2015/Turkey )
- Sguardi Altrove Film Festival (2015/Italy)
- Hong Kong Intíl Film Festival Society (2015/Hong Kong)
- Italy Embassy in Singapore (2015/ Singapore)
- Minneapolis St Paul Intíl Film Festival (2015/US)
- Washington DC Intíl Film Fest. (2015/ US)
- Ankara Intíl Film Festival (2015/ Turkey)
- UCLA (2015/ US)
- Flying Broom International Womenís Film Festival (2015 in Ankara / Turkey)
- Bildrausch- Film Fest. BASEL (2015/Switzerland )
- Kino Otok - Isola Cinema International Film Festival (2015/ Slovenia)
- Melbourne Intíl Film Festival (2015/Australia)
- New Zealand International Film Festival (2015/Auckland and Wellington)


" 316" (316)

Color, D-Cinema, 16:9, 72 min, 2014, Iran
Director & Producer: Payman Haghan
Production Company: Noori Pictures
Scriptwriters: Payman Haghani and Hamid Reza Keshani
Director of Photography: Davood Malek Hosseini


An old lady goes down the memory lane. She narrates the story of her life mostly through the shoes of the people she remembers and the events of her country She gives us the reasons why a story can be told through shoes, so well that you don't need to see their faces but you can imagine them.

- Mill Valley Film Festival (2014/USA)
- Intíl Film festival Mannheim- Heidelberg (2014/ Germany)
- Gene Siskel F.F. (2015/USA)


"Hadji Sha" (Shiftegi)

Color, HD, 16:9, 82 min, 2014, Iran
Director, Scriptwriter & Producer: Zamani Esmati
Director of Photography & Editor: Zamani Esmati
Cast: Roya Teimoorian, Leila Zare, Afsaneh Chehreh Azad, Sahar Abdollahi, Behdad Royan, Hooman Ashkboos, Mahsa Zarif, Shayan Torabian, Morteza Nasim Sobhan, Leila Bargahi, Amir Zamani, Mojtaba Lalehzari, Amir Jalali, Mohsen Alemzadeh, Mehri Zamani, Jamileh Sotoodehnia

"Hadji Sha" is a fifty-year-old woman who, for more than 30 years, has disguised herself as a man to protect her sister's family. She has a new tenant, a singer who wishes to release her own album despite of the interdiction of women's voice. They become friends as both of them have to somehow deny their identity as women.
The problem comes up when Hadji Sha finds out that her sister's retarded granddaughter has been raped.

- Sao Paulo International Film Festival (2014/ Brazil)
- India International Film Festival (2014/ India) Competition
- Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (2014/Australia)
- Bengaluru International Film Festival (2014/India)
- Chennai International Film Festival (2014/India)


"Bending the Rules" (Ghaedeye Tasadof) 2nd Film

Color, D-Cinema, 2.00:1, Sound: Digital5.1,94 min., 2013, Iran
Director, Scriptwriter & Editor: Behnam Behzadi
Producer: Behnam Behzadi
Cast: Amir Jafari, Ashkan Khatibi, Mehrdad Sedighian, ...

An enthusiastic and amateur theatrical group finds the opportunity to perform abroad which is a great success. Sheherazad, a desperate girl, joins the group and takes the leading role in the play. She decides, unlike her other fellow actors to tell the truth to her father. He is against this trip. The group is now in a dilemma: replace her orÖ. ďBending the RulesĒ is the story of the third generation of the Iranian Revolution that does not want to compromise on their principles and rights with their parents.

-Tokyo Intíl Film Festival 2013 Winner of Special Jury Prize
-Sao Paulo Intíl Film Festival 2013 New Filmmakers Competition
-Warsaw Intíl Film Festival 2013 The World Today Section
-3 Continents Int'l Film Festival/ Nantes 2013 Winner of the Audience Award
-Mannheim Intíl Film Festival 2013 Winner of Special Jury Award
-Goteborg Intíl Film Festival 2014,Five Continents Section
-Prague International Film Festival Febiobest, 2014 non- competitive
-Belgrade International Film Festival, 2014 non- competitive


"Bardou" (Oun Khoub Sang Mizanad) Debut

Color, HD, 16:9, 85min, 2013, Iran
Director & Scriptwriter: Seyed Hadi Mohaghegh
Producer: Ebrahim Asghari
Director of Photography: Meisam Riahi
Cast: Ahmad Derakhshan, Saaed Soheili, Davoud Einabadi

"Bardou" is the story of a 16-year-old teenager who has recently lost his father and has to get back his father's loan from Nasir, who is unwilling to pay off his debt. In order to get his right and to deal with the difficulties, Bardou has to become a man.

-Children's World Section of Int'l Children's Film Festival India 2013
-Global Cinema Section of Pune Int'l Film Festival 2014
-Children Section of Dhaka Int'l Film Festival 2014


"The Bag of Flour" (Le Sac de Farine) Debut

Color, 35mm, 92 min, 2012, Belgium, Morocco, France
Director: Kadija Leclere
Producers: GaŽtan David, Samy Layani, Andrť Logie
Cast: Hafsia Herzi, Hiam Abbass, Smain Fairouze,Mehdi Dehbi, Rania Mellouli

Based on the true life of the director, the film traces the story of an eight year-old Moroccan Muslim girl who is living in a Catholic orphanage in Belgium in 1970s. She is taken by her biological father to a poverty-stricken village in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, where she spends her teen agessimultaneous with the years ofHunger Revolt in MoroccoÖ

-Festival International du Film Indťpendant de Bruxelles, 2012, Belgium- Winner of the Best Jury Prize of Feminine Interpretation to Rania Mellouli &The Best Prize for the film script
-Rome Intíl Film Festival, 2012 / Italy)- Independent and Parallel Section / Alice Nella Citta
-International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg, 2012/ Germany- Winner of the Ecumenical Jury Prize
-Festival International de Films de Femme de Creteil (2013/ France) Winner of the Graines de Cinephage Prize
-Cine-Jeune Film Festival (2013/ France) Special Mention of International Young Jury
-FEMINA Ė Intíl Womenís Film Festival (2013 / Brazil) Intíl Competition
-Dhaka International Film Festival (2014/ Bangladesh) Cinema of the world


"Death is My Profession"(Marg Kasb va Kare Man Ast)Debut

Color, 35 mm, 1:1/85, 90 min, 2011, Iran
Director & Scriptwriter: Amir Hossein Saghafi
Producer: Aliakbar Saghafi
Cast: Pejman Bazeghi, Amir Aghaei, Maryam Boobani,Kamran Tafti, Mahchehreh Khalili, Akbar Sangi,Meysam Ghanizadeh, Sonia Espahram, Ramin Rastad

"Death is My Profession" is about the struggle of people who have to accept any work offered, to survive in a neglected society.

-Korea 2011 Busan Intíl F.F.
-India 2011 Mumbai Intíl F.F. Film Festival
-Morocco 2011 Marrakech Intíl Film Festival
-France 2012 Deauville Asian
-Turkey 2012 Ankara Intíl F.F.
-Denmark 2012 CPH PIX


Documentaries


"A Place to Live" (Jaee Baraye Zendegi)

Color, HD, 16:9, 71 min, 2013, Iran
Director: Mohsen Ostad Ali
Producers: Nasrin Abdi, Mohsen Ostad Ali

Five men have had to leave their families because of different problems (addiction, povertyÖ) and to rent a bed in a menís dormitory. Their only common point is the dormitory they can take refuge to and escape from their loneliness. The documentary follows the story of their private life and their struggle to survive in the big city of Tehran.

-Urban TV, 2014, Spain


"Winter, Love & Other Rule"
(Zemestan, Eshgh va Sayer-e Ghavanin)

Color, HD, 16:9, 55min, 2014, Iran
Director and Research: Yaser Khayer

Wood and Paper Manufactory in North of Iran exploit forests; so all the animal farmers should leave the forest as soon as possible. The advantage of the former is to get land or money or job in return. But Sabz Ali, a 71-year old animal farmer whose job is not recognized by the Forestry Administration, is struggling to prove the public that heís right. The film follows him in his actual life and his passed which is about the history of a simple animal farmerin this century in Iran.


"Bruise"(Khoon Mordegi)

Color, HD, 16:9, 45 & 52 min, 2013-14, Iran
Director & Producer: Mohammad Kart

"Bruise" is the true story of a young gang in Shiraz, a historical city in Iran which beautifully and poetically depicts the people of a poor neighborhood who are trapped in the vicious circle of violence, ignorance and superstitions.


"From Iran, A Separation"(Az Iran, Yek Jodaee)

Color, HD, 16:9, 52 min, 2013, Iran
Directors & Research: Azadeh Mousavi, Kourosh Ataei
Producer: Katayoon Shahabi, Azadeh Mousavi, Kourosh Ataei

This documentary film depicts the importance of receiving an Oscar Award for ďA SeparationĒ for the Iranians. It gives a general view on Iranís society of today. The documentary is narrated with an ironic language and uses animation in some parts.

-Cinema Verite Iran Int'l Doc Film Festival 2013 Winner of Festival Director's Special Prize
-Section Vesoul Int'l Film Festival 2014 Documentary Competition Section
-Copenhagen Intíl Documentary Film Festival2014 ĒTop DOX SectionĒ




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