Tehran (IP) - The winners of the International Cinema and the Iranian Cinema competitions of the 38th Tehran International Short Film Festival were announced, and the short film "Capsule" will be introduced as a nominee for the 2022 OSCARS®.

Iran PressIran news: The closing ceremony of the 38th Tehran International Short Film Festival was held in Iran Mall Complex. A video clip to commemorate Late Iranian Producer Fereshteh Taerpour was also displayed in the ceremony. Addressing the ceremony, Iran's Head and Deputy Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad Khazaei said: "We will not spare no efforts to support, strengthen revolutionary, creative, bold, curious, ethical and family-oriented short films."

Speaking in the same gathering, the CEO of Iran Mall, Majid Shayesteh, which sponsors the festival, said: "Iran Mall Complex has portrayed the connection between literature, culture and history by holding an international film festival."

He expressed his satisfaction in serving filmmakers, artists at the 38th Tehran International Short Film Festival.

Iranian art deserved Academy Award approvalSadegh Mousavi, the festival secretary, said: "First of all, I express my gratitude to all those who worked honestly. I have to talk about the approval of the Tehran International Short Film Festival by the Oscars ®Academy. This important event, which has occurred for the first time in the history of Iranian cinema, shows the importance of short films and our cinema." 

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"I believe this festival is the most important international short film festival in Tehran in West Asia; due to the presence of the most important cinematic figures in the world in the past decades, we can apply for this privilege and we deserve this important right in West Asia that with the rule of Islam in the region, radiant history and unique artists and precious culture we should be right we were resigning ourselves, which fortunately came true," he added.

Mousavi pointed out: "Out of 6,402 foreign works from the world, only less than one percent of the works were selected and for the first time we received emails as to why our work was not present in this festival."

"What is important is the re-authority of our country in the film industry. In the region, after Egypt and Turkey, we are the third country to have an approved by the Academy Awards®, popularly known as the Oscars®, and became the only OSCARS® qualifying festival in Iran," he said.

"The Iranian art deserved this success," Mousavi stressed.

"This is an opportunity for filmmakers if a film makes it to the OSCARS® and we are happy, something more important has happened this time and we have a regular event that nominates a work for the OSCARS®, every year," he added.

Khazaei said: "The short film festival is a valuable achievement that has resulted from the efforts of many loved ones over the years. Therefore, I consider it my duty to appreciate all those involved in the growth and development of young cinema seedlings. 

"I believe that here, the future of Iranian cinema is shaping and the grounds of new talents are growing. After four decades, Iranian cinema needs modernization, revolutionary reconstruction, rejuvenation and transformation," he added.

The Deputy Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance stated: "The requirements of today's society have changed the "art-industry of cinema" and in parallel with this change, new generations with new capacity, insight, new insight and new experiences must come and rely on and be the vanguard and pioneers of new currents on the legacy of the past. Undoubtedly, young cinema is the origin of the new stream science and streamlining of cinema."

He added: "So far, Iranian cinema, and in particular, Iranian short films have won honors at international festivals, and we hear about the honors of this cinema many times every year."

International, Iran cinema Completion Winners 

Winners of International Cinema Completion: - Jean-François Comminges received the best Experimental Film Award for "Identification" from France. Addressing the same gathering, the France Embassy Attache, who was attending the closing ceremony to receive the prize, voiced his happiness for participating in the event. The festival enjoys a very bright future.- Ma Weijia received the best Animation Award for "Step Into the River," a joint production of China and France 

- The Best Documentary Award was received by Yaser Talebi for "I Will Not Be Alone" from Iran- Damian KOCUR received the Best Feature Film Award for "Beyond Is the Day" from Poland

-The Gear Award of this section which will be introduced to OSCARS®, was received by Amir Pazirofteh for "Capsul" from Iran

Iranian Short Film Association (ISFA) MedalIranian Short Film Association praised "De Middleton" and "Mashoum" and presented ISFA Medal to Houra Tabatabaei for "The Crave."  

Winners of Iran Cinema Competition Section: - The Best Dubbing Awards was received by Amir Asheq Hosseini and Zohreh Ali Akbari for "All the Time" -Hossein Jamshidi Gohari received the Best Editing Award for "The Last Lullaby in Tehran" -The Best Cinematographer Award was received by "Arman Fayyaz" for "Bonos"-The Best Adapted Screenplay Award was received by Mohammad Vahdani for "The Last Lullaby in Tehran"Shadi Karam Roudi received the Best Screenplay Award for "All the Time"-The Diploma of Honor for Best Special Effects was received by Mahdi Sherkat Masoul for "The Past" animation-The Best Animation Director was received by Hammid Mohammadi for "The Past"  -The Award for Best Director in Experimental Film was received by Arshia Zeinali for " How Should One Wait for Godot"-Best Research and Writing Award in Documentary was received by Amin Pakparvar for "Death and the Dragon"-The Best Documentary Director Award was received by Mohammad Baqer Shahin for the "Chair"- The Diploma of Honor for Best Scene Design was received by Reyhaneh Esmaeilian for "Morse"-The Diploma of Honor for Best Actor was received by Behzad Dorani for "Zoozeh"-The Best Director in Feature Film was received by Ronak Jafari for "Morse-The Cash Prize and Festival Trophy of the best film with national identity and increasing social assets were received by Amir Hoshang Moein for "Wet Mirror"-The Best Producing Film Award was received by Amirhossein Enayati and Mohammad Yousefi for "Morse"-The Jury Special Award in Feature or Experimental Film was received by Soheila Pour Mohammadi for "The Savior"

Directed by Sadeq Mousavi, the 38th Tehran international short film festival opened in Iran Mall Cinema Complex on Oct 19 and wrapped up on Oct 24. This edition of the TISFF has been approved by the Academy Awards, popularly known as the OSCARS®, and became the only OSCARS® qualifying festival in Iran was attended by 64 works from 32 countries and 125 directors. 


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