Intl. sports film festival opens in Tehran
Art and Experience: Dozens of sports films are competing in the 11th Tehran International FICTS Festival that opened at Felestin Cinema on Monday.
A lineup of feature-length, short and documentary films from around the world will go on screen during the 4-day event.
“One Day One Child” by Sinan Sertel from Turkey, “Ola Bola” by Chiu Keng Guan from Malaysia, “Requited” by Nerissa Picadizo from the Philippines and “Sultan” by Ali Abbas Zafar from India are among the films.
Also included are Iranian films “Spare” by Borzu Niknejad, “Captain Amir” by Saeid Chari, “I Am Iranian” by Seyyed Ahmad Najafi and “The Good Sense of Life” by Farzaneh Amini.
The documentary films also include “Sachin: A Billion Dreams” by James Erskine from the UK, “17” by Widad Shafakoj from Jordan, “The Red Green” by Ersin Kana and “Variations of Attack from the Third Zone” by Sedat Sahin from Turkey.
Documentaries by Iranian filmmakers, including “Advantage” by Mohammad Kart, “Zero to Platform” by Sahar Mosayyebi, “Super Marathon” by Saeid Keshavarz, “Mr. Special” by Mehdi Bargenil and “Farshad, the Top Scorer” by Jafar Sadeqi, have also been selected for the festival.
In addition, a collection of sports photos by photographers from around the world have been showcased in the exhibit, which opened on the sidelines of the festival.
Seventy works by 54 photographers have been put on view at Felestin Cinema.
Susan Buckland and Tim Downton from England, Baris Barlas from Turkey, Andrej Tarfila from Slovenia, Javier Pedro Ferraz from Spain, Sudipto Das from India and Thiago Corazza from Brazil are among those whose works are on display at the exhibition.
The exhibition will also hang works by Iranian photographers, including Afshin Azari, Amin Dehqan, Hojjatollah Atai, Javad Hassanpur, Hamed Nazari and Shahruz Esmaeili.
Ali Qalamsiah, Ali Samei, Abolfazl Amanollah and Farshad Abbas, all from Iran, along with a French photographer have selected the photos for the exhibition. This group will also judge the works to select winners.
The festival is organized by the Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (FICTS) and is a part of the World FICTS Challenge that runs in 16 countries around the world.
The festival is held in collaboration with the National Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the Ministry of Sports and Youth, IRIB and the Tehran Municipality.