2 Iranian titles shortlisted for top prize at Jordan’s Karama Filmfest.
Art and Experience: Two Iranian titles, ‘Return’ by Shahriar Pourseyedian and ‘Ballsy’ by Mohsen Pourmohseni, have received nominations for top prizes at the 9th Karama Human Rights Film Festival in Jordan.
Iranian short ‘Return’ directed by Shahriar Pourseyedian has been nominated for best short fiction award at the 9th Karama Human Rights Film Festival in Jordan.
The short film is about a man named Rahim who returns to his homeland after 23 years in prison to meet with his brother. ‘Return’ has won the special mention in the New Outlooks section of the 21st edition of the festival held on 5-10 October 2018 in Trento, Italy.
Short animated piece ‘Ballsy: Story of a Revolution’, directed by Seyed Mohsen Pourmohseni Shakib, has also received a nomination for best animation award at the festival.
The animation is about two chickens which lack food and strike out on their own.
Established in 2010, Karama Human Rights Film Festival, according to the event’s website, seeks to “create a cross-cultural platform for artists, film-makers and the wider general public to engage in issues relating to human rights, in particular to the dignity of human beings, their sense of worth, belonging and spirit of common welfare among their communities and the wider national spectrum.”
The 9th edition of the festival will be held in Amman on 5-10 December 2018.