Iran’s “Sormeh” wins Italian short filmfest. award
Art and Experience: Short Fiction movie “Sormeh” by Azadeh Ghochagh has won the Best Film Award in the main section of Dieciminuti Film Festival, Italy.
According to Mehr News, Sormeh, a short fiction movie directed by Iranian filmmaker Azadeh Ghochagh has won the Best Film Award in the main section of the Italian short film festival ‘Dieciminuti’.
Ghochagh’s production had competed with other movies from France, the UK, Finland, Bahrain, the US, Italy and Norway.
The flick narrates the story of a married woman ready to leave the flat for a friend’s marriage ceremony in the midst of 1979 uprisings, but gets stuck on her way out of the building with a runaway rebel.
Sormeh was previously screened at Germany’s Exground Film Festival as well as the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival. It managed to win the 3rd prize at the 16th International Izmir Short Film Festival, Turkey.
Established in 2005, Dieciminuti Film Festival has become one of the most important events in Italy dedicated to screening short films. More than 4,000 short films with a total of almost 9,000 spectators attended the festival last year. The event is held in various competitive sections: Official Section (for short films up to 10 minutes), Extra Large (for short films between 11 and 15 minutes), Animations (animations for up to 10 minutes), Seen from Near (for short films from the province of Frosinone).
The 11th edition of Dieciminuti Film Festival was held on 26-60 January, 2016 in Italy.
Born in 1980, Azadeh Ghochagh graduated in film from Sooreh University. Ever since she has been actively involved in the Iranian film industry in many different fields such as a script supervisor, director, editor, 1st assistant director, production manager. Sormeh is Azadeh’s latest film which have been selected in the line up of many international film festivals throughout the world.