TEHRAN, May 31 (MNA) – Shanghai filmfest has announced names of eleven movies including Iranian “Snow” to be on screen there.
Organizers of the Shanghai International Film Festival have unveiled a list of titles competing for the Golden Goblet award.
Hollywood Reporter wrote that “the festival will host film markets and forums to discuss the latest trends in film-making in this year’s event, which starts on June 14.”
The Shanghai fest, which began in 1993, is China's most international film festival and remains an important fixture on the film festival circuit in Asia, especially since Chinese box office started to explode in the past few years, even if more recently it has had to share the national limelight with the Beijing film festival.
The festival also features programs aimed at fostering new talent, such as Mobile SIFF, the International Student Short Film Award and the Asian New Talent Award.
The festival received an unprecedented 1,099 submissions for the Golden Goblet Award and 1,808 for the Film Panorama, organizers said, and will screen around 900 films in 35 theaters this year.
The Iranian film Snow, directed by Mehdi Rahmani, also features among the eleven movies invited to the festival.
The movie narrates single day routines of an Iranian family who get ready for their daughter’s marriage. ------ ...