Art and Experience: ‘Retouch’ by Kaveh Mazaheri and ‘Lunch Time’ by Alireza Ghasemi received an award and an honorable mention at the 18th Annual Ojai Film Festival in the United States.
The award for the best short film was given by the founder of Ojai film festival to ‘Retouch’ by Kaveh Mazaheri. ‘Retouch’ is about a woman’s dilemma to either save her husband or free herself from a life of misery. The award for ‘Lunch time’ by Alireza Ghasemi was given, in his absence, to Bita Elahian, the Iranian-American director. “Lunch time” is about a teenage girl who has to identify her mother’s body at a morgue.
24 short films vied in the 18th Ojai film festival. ‘Not yet’ by Arian Vazirdaftari, ‘Light Sight’ by Seyyed Moslem Tabatabaei and the short documentary ‘Weavers of Imagination’ by Mohammad Sadegh Jafari were other Iranian films in the festival.
Ojai Film Festival is held annually in California, America with the intention of bringing together the best short film directors and introducing young talents in the field.
The 18th Ojai annual film festival is held from 2 to 12 November, in Ojai, Southern California.