Art and Experience: Iranian short ‘Retouch’, directed by Kave Mazaheri won an award in China’s Jinzhen International Short Film Festival.
The first edition of Jinzhen International Short Film Festival will host five Iranian short films, titled ‘Hasti’ by Kamal Parnak, ‘Silence’ by Ali Asgari and Farnoush Samadi, ‘Taking Care of Jonas’ by Ghaside Golmakani, ‘Retouch’ by Kave Mazaheri and ‘the Man Who Wasn’t Here’ by Ata Mojabi. The films competed in International competition, Silk Road and Grand Prix programs. Kave Mazaheri’s ‘Retouch’ managed to win an award from the Silk Road competition.
Produced by the Iranian Young Cinema Society, ‘Retouch’ is about a young woman whose husband dies before her eyes while she cannot do anything but to witness this tragic scene.
Earlier, ‘Retouch’ has received awards from renowned festivals, including Tribeca, Krakow and Palm Springs, and has been qualified as a nominee for the Academy Awards. So far, this short film has been showcased in more than ten festivals approved by the Academy.Golden Spike Award and Silver Spike Award are the major awards of the festival with cash awards of 60000 and 20000 euros respectively.
The 1st Hancheng Jinzhen International Short Film Festival took place in Hancheng, China from October 1st to October 8th, 2017.