Traverse City Filmfest. awards Iran’s ‘Retouch’
Art and Experience: Iranian short film Retouch, directed by Kaveh Mazaheri and produced by Iranian Young Cinema Society, was awarded as the Best Short Film at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival.
The short film Retouch was nominated for two titles in Michigan, Audience Award and Best Fiction Short Film from the founder Michael Moore, which ultimately won the latter.
Retouch is about a young woman whose husband dies before her eyes and she just observes the tragic scene.The film has won the award for best short film at the 18th Iran Cinema Celebration and Best Film Award at Iran’s 34th Fajr Film Festival.
The Traverse City Film Festival is an annual film festival held at the end of July in Traverse City, Michigan. The festival was created as an annual event in 2005 to help “save one of America’s few indigenous art forms—the cinema.” The event was co-founded by Michael Moore, the Oscar-winning film director, well known for his anti-establishment films and documentaries such as Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine, and Roger & Me, along with author Doug Stanton and photographer John Robert Williams.