News ID: 270768
Published: 0218 GMT June 28, 2020

Canadian film festival nominates Iranian director

Canadian film festival nominates Iranian director

Iranian director Saba Qassemi was nominated for the Best Director Award at the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF) slated for September 18-19, in Canada.

Her short film, ‘Castle,’ will participate at the 2020 edition of the TINFF, according to reported.

“Some of the castles are built from bricks, some from books. But what makes them stand are the memories…” a brief synopsis for the short film reads.

Written by Qassemi, the short film stars Sajjad Tabesh, Sima Shibani, Mahdokht Molaee, Emad Emami, Armin Sayyad, Ali Nassir, Arman Partovi, Ali Alikhani, Fatemeh Alikhani, Asghar Bayat, and Siavash Shibani.

The TINFF aims to bring films and music to the Canadian city of Toronto. The main focus of the festival is to keep diversity and celebrate innovation and uniqueness.



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