News ID: 319523
Published: 0237 GMT January 19, 2022

Iran’s ‘Solar Eclipse’ awarded at Minimalen Short Film Festival

Iran’s ‘Solar Eclipse’ awarded at Minimalen Short Film Festival

The Iranian short film, ‘Solar Eclipse,’ garnered an honorable mention at the 34th Minimalen Short Film Festival in Trondheim, Norway.

Co-directed by Raha Amir-Fazli and Alireza Qasemi, the short film is the story of a girl named Saqi and some of her friends.

The synopsis of the film states: “Shortly before the eclipse is complete, the reality of life changes.”

The cast includes Faraz Modiri, Payman Naimi, Anita Baqeri, Paniz Esmaeili, and Khorshid Cheraghipour.

A co-production of the Iranian company Sixth Side and the French company White Star, the short film has also participated in several international festivals, including the Switzerland-based Shnit Worldwide Short Film Festival, the Show Me Shorts Film Festival in New Zealand, the Nice Film Festival in France, and the Rhode Island International Film Festival in the US, the Côté Court Festival in France, the Figari Film Festival in Italy, the Outdoor Short Film Festival of Grenoble in France, and the LA Shorts International Film Festival.

According to the official website of the festival, “short film is a blessed area within the art of film where there is still headroom for experimentation, and white spaces left on the map to explore”.


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