َArt and Experience: Candidates in the Short Film section of Fajr Film Festival in Iran have been announced, local media says.

The selection was announced by the board of Iranian Short Film Association comprising internationally acclaimed Iranian directors or actors such as Kiumars Pourahmad, Ali Mosafa, Mohammad Shirvani and Aida Panahandeh.

A total of 23 shorts were reviewed by jury panel among which 6 were nominated for gaining a Crystal Simorgh for the Best Short Film at the 35 edition of Fajr Film Festival.

The pool of 23 short films was formed from those selected as the best title in Tehran International Short Film Festival as well as Iran Short Film Independent Celebration, both took place in 2016.

‘Goose-head Green (Dark Green)’ by Arman Khansarian, ‘ Blood-related’ Pedram Pouramiri and Hossein Amiridoumari, ‘Retouch’ by Kaveh Mazaheri, Behnam Abedi by ‘Whales’, Ali Mardomi’s ‘The Cemetery Men’ and Hamed Nejabat’s ‘Lost & Found’.

The latest edition of Fajr Film Festival will wrap up on February 9, 2017.

Fajr Festivals are held annually in Iran during the Fajr Decade (literally meaning ten days of dawn), which marks the anniversary of the ten days from the return of Imam Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic, to Iran until the victory day of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

The victory of the Islamic Revolution is annually celebrated during a 10-day period. This year, the period falls between January 31 and February 10.

Since its establishment, Fajr Film Festival has played a vital role in the development of the Iranian Cinema.