News ID: 152267
Published: 0245 GMT May 29, 2016

'A Moment' seized for hitting Italian silver screen

'A Moment' seized for hitting Italian silver screen

Iranian film 'A Moment', by Naqi Nemati, will compete in the 23rd Calpalbio Cinema International, an Italian festival of short film.

A production of Iranian Youth Cinema Society's Ardebil branch, 'A Moment' will be in Italy for the festival which is scheduled for July 29 to August 2 in Rome.

"Created in 1994 with Michelangelo Antonioni as godfather, the festival has told over 23 years and through thousands of short films the complex and intricate story of our changing cultures from all over the globe. Growing into a hub of young talents, who are offered a platform to show their first works, Capalbio Cinema screens the best of the world short film production. Its ambition is to affirm a position as a creative accelerator, industry meeting location and training initiatives," wrote the official website of the festival.

World renowned directors and producers are usually invited as juries; Iran's Abbas Kiarostami served on the panel of jury in the festival in 2007. The festival has as its side-events film market, script writing training workshop held by Sundance, etc.

The crew of 'A Moment' includes director of photography Rozbeh Raygan and sound recorder Hassan Shabankareh. Among the cast are Qorban Najafi, Ghafour Maleki, Behzad Davari, Daioush Qanbani, Yousef Yazdani and Siamak Adib — all unknown actors of native Ardebil.

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