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Submissions Are Free of Charge

  The 9th Sahar International short film festival 2022

Call for submissions

saharfilmfestival@gmail.com

Closing Date Extended: 30th of June 2022

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Festival will take place online
on Saturday 20th August to 20th September 2022

The Best of Fest will be Screened afternoon on 20th Sep 2022 at Oldham Library : Performance Space, A Place of Art & Culture 

The 9th Sahar

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    Sahar International Short Film Festival 2022 Terms & Conditions:    

   The Filmmakers are invited to send their short HD Film Link directly to saharfilmfestival@gmail.com

 

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Film Format & Copyright

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Particular Circumstances


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* SEND YOUR SHORT FILM TO: saharfilmfestival@gmail.com

1 : Genre and theme:
   All Genres and themes are accepted except extreme violence in Film and Screenplay

2 : Short Film Duration:
   Same as each year Short Films from 1 minute to 30 minutes in English language or Foreign language Film with English subtitle.

3 : Year Production:
   All the Short Films which have been produced in the past years will be considered but Priority is with the films which released since Jan 2020.

4 : Film Format & Copyright

All the short Films or Videos must at least be in HD format and have all essential permissions for copyright in all material included in the Film, Video or music.

5: SISFF Policy
   The Films which produced to promote Tourism, Religion, specific political parties purposes are not considered.

6: Downloadable 
   All Short Film Links from Drop box, Vimeo and YouTube with open download button required. Please ensure that the downloadable file is the version with English subtitles(That is for foreign language films).

7: Submissions Fees
   Submissions are free of charge for all Short Filmmakers but we accept donations.

8: Streaming and screening 
   All the selected short films will be streamed at SISFF Website and YouTube channel and is open to public during the time of Festival. The Films which are selected as Best of Fest will be asked for a screening fee to screen at cultural & Art cinema.

9: Particular Circumstances
   Foreign Language Filmmakers whose circumstances make them unable to pay such as politically sanctioned country will be asked to pay a same amount donation to women and children charitable organization in their own country.

Thank you very much for your participation. 

: ترجمه پارسی   
شرایط جشنواره بین المللی فیلم کوتاه سحر   سال۲۰۲۲:

لطفا فیلم کوتاه خود را با شرایط زیر به آدرس ایمیل زیر ارسال بفرمایید:
saharfilmfestival@
gmail.com


۱- ژانر و موضوع
همه ژانرها و تم ها در تولید فیلم پذیرفته میشود به جزفیلم های با مضامینی که  خشونت شدید در آن مشاهده شود
 

۲- مدت زمان فیلم کوتاه 
مانند هر سال، فیلم کوتاه از ۱ تا ۳۰ دقیقه با زیرنویس انگلیسی

۳- سال تولید
تمام فیلم‌های کوتاهی که در سال‌های گذشته تولید شده‌اند در نظر گرفته می‌شوند اما اولویت با فیلم‌هایی است که از ژانویه ۲۰۲۰تولید شده‌اند

۴-فرمت فیلم وحق مالکیت اثر
همه فیلم‌ها یا ویدیوهای کوتاه باید حداقل: های دفینیشن باشند و دارای کلیه مجوزهای  ضروری برای حق استفاده در همه
زمینه های موجود در فیلم، از تصویر تا موسیقی و ... باشند


۵- سیاست جشنواره
فیلم هایی که با اهداف تبلیغی از جمله: گردشگری، یا تبلیغ مذهبی خاص یا احزاب سیاسی تولید شده باشند در نظر گرفته نمی شوند

۶- قابلیت دانلود فیلم
همه فیلم های ارسالی به جشنواره سحرباید قابل دانلود از پلتفرم های 
Drop box، Vimeo و YouTube
بوده، بخش دانلود آن باز باشد


۷- هزینه های ارسال فیلم‌ها
ارسال برای همه فیلمسازان فیلم کوتاه رایگان است

۸- استریم و اکران آنلاین 
 تمامی فیلم‌های کوتاه منتخب جشنواره در وبسایت سحر و کانال یوتیوب آن پخش خواهند شد و در طول زمان جشنواره برای بازدید عموم آزاد است. از فیلم هایی که به عنوان بهترین فیلم جشنواره انتخاب می شوند، هزینه نمایش برای اکران عمومی در سینماهای فرهنگی درخواست
می شود


۹- شرایط ویژه 
از فیلمسازانی که به دلیل مسایل سیاسی کشورشان از جمله تحریم های جهانی یا به هر دلیل دیگری قادر به پرداخت نمی‌باشند، مانند ایران یا هندوستان... خواسته می‌شود که مبلغی هر چند اندک به سازمان‌های خیریه زنان و کودکان در کشورشان کمک مالی بپردازند.

با سپاس از شما که با حضور خود مایه دلگرمی و مباهات ما برگزارکنندگان  جشنواره هستید.   

The 9th
SISFF 2022

A Warm Welcome to our Followers and Filmmakers. After the international crisis we run Sahar event Festival Online and live at Oldham Library Performance Space - a place of Art & Culture. At SISFF Online we will stream the Sahar International Short Film Festival Official selection during the time of 20th of August to 20th of Sep when the Best of Fest will be announced. Best of Fest will be screened on Sep 2022. The programme details will be announced soon 

Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre Address: Cultural Quarter Greaves Street Oldham OL1 1AL

The Sahar International Short Film Online Festival 8th Edition 2021

 "The Son of The Sun" ​

Director: Saeed Fatemi

 Duration: 13' : 54'' 

Biopic 2020

UK

"The Divine Visions of Hildegard von Bingen" 

Director: Paul Vernon

 Duration: 10' : 44'' ​

2019 -Experimental from UK

"Hate Dance" 

Director: Beverley Callow

 Duration: 15' 

Women- Racism  Australia ​

 "Bars" 

Director: Waleed Zedaney

 Duration: 3 ', 02''  

2020  from Palestine - Israel

"Decoys" 

Premiere​ 

Director: Jack Davies & Audrey Thevenin

 Duration: 2 ' 

 2020 Narrative - UK

 "Vacation" ​

Writer/Director: Jack Davies

 Duration: 4:01 

2020

Sci-Fi Drama - UK

 "What's Left" 

Director: Jack Davies and Massimo Amici

 Duration: 1.29''  

2020 Sci-Fi Drama - UK

"Happy As Larry" 

Director: Ava Shacklady

 Duration : 16':26''  

2020 Animation, Children - UK

ROLL OF HONOUR 

All the Films which have been streamed or screened at

Sahar International Short Film Festival

 2021 (Online streaming)

"About Her"

Premiere 2021 - January​

Director: Rabab Mrhege

Duration: 16'

Fantasy Drama

 Syria

 "ElephantBird" (Filmnorgh) ​

Director: Masoud Soheili

Duration: 15'

2019 - January

Dark Comedy Drama from Afghanistan & Iran

"t3mp0" 

Premiere​

Director: Marcio Riscado

 Duration: 8 ' 

2020 - Drama from Brazil

"Deliverence" 

Director: Denis Klein

 Duration: 9 '  

2021 Dance - Belgium

 

" The Forgotten" (منسيون - نسخة قصيرة) 

Premier

Director: TAREQ BADDAR

 Duration: 28' 

2021 Documentary - Bangladesh

"Between the Shores (Zwischen den Ufern)"​

Director: Benjamin Lehmann

Duration: 28'

Drama  from Germany

 "Distant Light" ​

Premiere 2021

Director: Victor Luiz Riona

 Duration: 4' 

Drama - Spain

"The Drawning Goat" ​

Director: Sebastian Johansson Micki

 Duration: 27' 

2020

Sci-Fi Drama - ​Sweden

 "It's better there"  ​

Premiere

Director: Hasanain Alhani

 Duration: 11' ​

2020 Animation - Iraq

 "A House in the Country" (UNA CASA EN EL CAMPO) ​

Premiere

Director: Victor Cuadrado

 Duration: 15' ​

2019 Fiction Drama - Spain

 "Palace"  ​

Premiere

Director: Prince Car, Matthieu Ponchel

 Duration: 14' ​

2019 Fiction Drama - France

 "Pizza - Black"  ​

 Director:: Fco Javier Medina Gonzalez 

 Duration: 15

2020 Drama - Spain 

 "Abril"  ​

Premiere

Director: Aleix Masferrer López

 Duration: 05' 

2020 Drama - Spain

 "Gracias" (Thanks)  ​

 Director: Fco Javier Medina Gonzalez 

 Duration: 3' 

2020 ​Fiction - Spain

 "Mother Reflio" 

Director: Alex Masferrer Lopez

 Duration : 11 ' 

2019 Fiction Spain

"Recuerdos" (Memories)

 Director: Fco Javier Medina Gonzalez

 Duration: 3' 

2020 Family- Spain

7_MINUTES 

Director: CHRISTIAN SCHNEIDER

 Duration : 08' 

2020- Crime -​Brazil

"Great Emptiness" ​

Director: Emre Dotter

 Duration : 8

2020'  Turkey

"Stench " (Hedor) 

Director: Santiago Roger Gaddy

 Duration : 11' 

2019 Fiction- Argentina 

"And then? All the opposite"(Et Apres? Tout l'invers) 

Director: Samuel Bester

 Duration : 5 ' ​

2020 Experimental - France

 "The Puppeteer" 

Premiere

Director: Ruben Henges Bach

 Duration : 18' 

​2020 Animation - Children from Spain

 "Emillia" 

Director: Cristina Guillen

 Duration : 16':26''  

2020 Fiction - SPAIN​

 "Mobius" 

Director: Francisco Hervada Martín

Duration :02' 

2020  Narrative - Spain

 "Today" Aujourd'hui

Director: Francis Chillet

 Duration: 20' 

2020 Drama LGBT - France

 "Clouds...Clouds" 

 Premiere

Director: Carlos Alberto Matos Trindade

 Duration : 1''  

2018 Abstract -Portuga

 "Fines" 

Director: ÁNGEL SANTISTEBAN AZORÍN

 Duration : 8': 55'' 

2020 surmystery -Spain

 "Pig's Rock & Roll " ​

Director:  Cleiton Cafeu 

 Duration : 4' 

2020 Animation, Children - Btazil

 Prayer to the Earth( Oraco a Terra) 

Director: Cleton Cafeu

 Duration: 04 minutes

2019 Animation - Brazil

 "Boon" 

Director: RAJAT TALUKDAR

 Duration: 4' 

2019 Fiction , Children - India

 "Eva's Comet" ​

Director: Jd Shapiro Alfonso Alfolin

 Duration: 22': 17'' 

Fiction - Italy 

 

​2019 - 2020 (Online streaming)

 

  • Synchronize

Director: Atena Mahmoudi

– IRAN

Audience: + 18

  • Hegmataneh  

Director: Ali Zarekar

– IRAN

Audience: + 15

  • “2 to 4 WATCH “

Director:  Ali Zarekar  

- RAN

Audience: + 18

  • “Layers”

Director: Ankana Pal

– India

Audience: +15

  • “Stop it”

Director: Sanaz Safaei

– Germany

Audience: + 18

  • “MY FRIENDS”

Director: Richard Wan Kum Wah

- Singapore 

Audience: All ages particularly for Children

  • “That is the way to show the world”

Director: Richard Wan Kum Wah

- Singapore 

Audience: All ages particularly for Children

  • “Café, Irani Chai”

Director: Prof. Mansoor Showghi Yezdi

– India

Audience: +15

  • Darjeeling – A Celebration of Solitude

Director: Amartya Bhattacharyya​

– India

Audience: All ages

  • “Life in Lockdown”

Director: Eshan Harash

- India

Audience: All ages

  • “Jayadrath Vadh”  (The day he died)

Director: Abhijeet Sarthi

- India

Audience: + 15

  • “ Rishtey “

Director:  Mahesh Kapoor

- India

Audience: + 12

  • “Father of your Son” (AMA KA NG ANAK MO)  

Director: Romm Burlat

- Philippine

Audience: + 18

  • Attention Grabbing (AGAW PANSIN)

Director: Romm Burlat

- Philippine

Audience: + 18

  • Twist Of Fate (BALIKUKO) – Philippine

Director: Romm Burlat

– Philippine

Audience: + 18

2018:

On Saturday Third of November

edition FIVE of THE sahar international

short film festival 2018

At the Millgate Art Centre , Manchester United Kingdom

 

International Category

 Film Title       Director      

       

       - CAVE (FHUKPA) by Pasang Dawa Sherpa -   14'

        - CONFORT TV by  Ivan Valencia   -  10'

     - DREAM OF THE LAKE by  Arnau Olive Valls  -  30'

     (SUEÑO EN EL LAGO) 

     - Kampung Tapir by  Awse wee   -  8'

          

          - Semantics by   Aroop Dwivedi   -  4'

- Joint Sahar Critic  Award to:  Farida  by  Mohamed Zouaoui  -  15'

 Winner:  THE BEETLE AT THE END OF THE STREET ( (EL ESCARABAJO AL FINAL DE LA CALLE ) by  Joan  Vives Lozano  - 19'

 

 Contemporary Iranian Cinema

The road will never end by  ATENA MAHMOUDI 2017   -  34

THE CALLING FOR FATHER by HAMIDREZA MAZRAEH KHATIRI 2017  -  23'

   TEN PAST ELEVEN by AMIR HOSSEIN BASSIR  2017   -  9'

Sahar Audience  Award to:  Scar by AMIR HOSSEIN BASSIR  2018   - 5'

Sahar Critic  Award to:  ZIBA by  HAMIDEH MOEINFAR 2017   -  7'

Thank you for participation with us.

All screening fees for Iranian films paid to MAHAK charitable organization in IRAN: https://mahak-charity.org/main/index.php/en)

      

2017

On Saturday 25th of November

edition FOUR of THE sahar international

short film festival 2017

At the Millgate Art Centre , Manchester United Kingdom

International Category

  Film Title            Director        

 

Premiere

- Altrove (Elsewhere) by Alessandro Sala

- Anthar Vimarsha by Jayanth Kumar R

- Fighting for the wild by Desislava Kadra

International 

 - Another empty space by Davi De Oliveira Pinheiro

- Joint  Audience Award to Bus Story by Jorge Yudice ruiz - Tomas

 

- For dog by Md Ariful Islam

 

- Joint Sahar Panel of Judges Award to Identity by Juan Carlevaris

 

- Imagine by Abishak Anand

 

- Joint Sahar Panel of Judges Award to Rattling fan by

Pasang Dava Sherpa

 

- Semiotics by Aroop Dwivedi

 

- Joint  Audience Award to The Drunkard's walk by Pol Armengol

 

- Today's Dream by Kaushik Mandal 

 

- Walking on water by Abraham Jacob

 

- Working late by David Gilbank

 Contemporary Iranian Cinema

- Demon Akvan by Milad daemi-Soraya khodagholizade

 

- FOOT STEPS by Noushin Meraji

 

Sahar Critic  Award From Hasakah With Love by Mohammad Farahani

 

- Happy Birthday by Meysam Hassaanzadeh

 

Sahar Audience  Award  The Servant by Farnoosh Abadi 

 

- Boat Raising Sails by Shermin Mojtahedzadeh

Thank you to the Filmmakers who were from the some countries which did not access to pay pal to pay screening fee to us, instead they paid equivalents of £5 to 

The Women Charitable Organization in Their own country.

A short Clip about Earthquake in Kurdistan ,

Photography by Sahar Ansari  and Poetry by Mandana Ansari

Special Programme:

Poetry Night featuring Mandana Ansari Poetry

- Dance by Claddagh Irish adult dancers in Manchester

- Presentation Award

 On Saturday 24th of June 2017  

edition THREE of THE sahar international

short film festival

At the Millgate Art Centre , Manchester United Kingdom

Tribute to Abbas Kiarostami

International Category:

- Artemis by Header D. Freeman

 

A Silent Scream" by David Viscota

 

- Cactus by Catherine Philips

 

- Curry Fish Head by Srinivas Bhakta

 

- Dark Dreamer by Max Poinschowski

 

- For One by Mathieu Rivolier

 

- Hoblio by Piero Tonin

 

"I am Sorry" by Teodor Kuhn

 

- Little Jaques by John Davide

 

- No End by Josephine Massarella

 

- Normal by Vadim Lasca

 

- Oracle by Mohsen Pourmohseni

 

- Omar by Safaa Alobaidy

 

- Pigman by Rik Gordon

 

-Pit Stop Loving by Noam Osban

 

The Human Mirror by Marc Nadal

 

- The Mandrake by Nasrin Bechir

 

The Ride by Werner Bohnen 

 

- The Vast Landscap by Lea Vidakovic

 

- Valtula the whirl wind by Shyam Sundar Chatterjee

 Contemporary Iranian Cinema

- Hands and shoulders by Ali Moghadam

 

- Oracle by Seyed Mohsen  Pourmohseni Shakib 

 

- Play Ground by Hossein Tabatabayee - 30 '

 

- Strik by Ardavan Tarakameh

 

- Then I Found Out by Pichak

 

- The Black by Hamideh Moeinfar

Tribute to Abbas Kiarostami

   

- Poetry night : featuring the poetry of Abbas Kiarostami

   Special Screening:

   - Certified Copy by  Abbas Kiarostami - Feature Film 

   

- Talk about Abbas Kiarostamy art style by Jafar Panahi

     (by exclusive Video)

Master Class about introduction of Film making by John Crumpton

2017

On Saturday 24th of June 2017  

edition THREE of THE sahar international

short film festival

At the Millgate Art Centre , Manchester United Kingdom

Premiere :

-Bamboo Lawed by Bidit Roy

-Birds with Human Heads by Max Wilde

 

-Sahar Audience Award: He's Mine by Daniel Daigle

 

-Lava Beds by Filomena Rusciano

 

Sahar Audience Award: Love  Zambies by Alexander Manlov

-Lava Beds by Filomena Rusciano

Sahar Audience Award: Love  Zambies by Alexander Manlov

 

-Then I Found out by Pichak

 

-Transitions by Ana Barroso

 

-Ugly but Good by Jordan Wong

 

-What I know by Quincy Davis

 

-When the Drama Ends by Quincy Davis

2016:

On Saturday 23th - 30th of April 2016, at the Millgate Art Centre & Oldham Library, Manchester United Kingdom

edition two of the sahar international

short film festival 

International Category:

Circa  by  Steve Fairclough  

 

Best Animation: JUNK GIRL  by  Mohamad Zare

KEECHADPANTI   by Anant Keni

Sahar Audience Award: Lonely Continent by Mandana Ansari

To the top by Tizan BuchS

"OLE LUKØJE "by  Gemma Day

Two Roses by  Elder Ibarrondo

"War" by  Nilesh Bell Gorsia  


Warp & Weft  by Amir Houshang Moein & shalale kheiri

 

We can't live without cozmoz by Konstantin Bronzi

Sahar Audience Award: Why by   Vahid Monjezi

 Contemporary Iranian Cinema

Norouz: Seven Regards"  by Mehdi Yarmohamadi

"Earth's Disheveled Tress" by Mehdi Yarmohamadi

Sahar audience Award: "It is Winter" by Sepideh Mirhoseini

Best Director: The Wind Will Tell Something  by Ali Mardomi

Best Screenplay: "Remaining piece of Taste of cherry" by Javad Chardoly

(Hello Memoirs) by  NoushaSaidi

Sahar audience Award: (Experiment) by Mohammad Reza Minapour

Treasure  by  Hosein Rabie

Best Documentary: The Migratory Birds by Hosein Dadgar

Blue eyed boy  by Masoud Soheili

"3 Days later ...Nagasaki"   by Hamed Aslany

"Southen Mehrabad"  by Amin Ashrafi

"Life if only to live" by Mahor Majlesy

"Cafe, Street Walkside"  by Meysam Hasanzadeh 

"Mirage" by Javad Pour heydari

 

2014 - 2015 

the First edition of sahar international short film festival

On Saturday 21th of Feb 2015, at the Millgate Art Centre , Manchester United Kingdom 

            COMPETITION  SELECTION          

        

   Film Title            Director          Duration Time                     Film Title                 Director              Duration Time

 

            NON COMPETITION  SELECTION          
        
   Film Title                 Director                Duration Time          Film Title                 Director            Duration Time
 

 

  Aligning With You      Eugene Tang            - 11:46         

                 

 Delta                          John Schultz            -  9:48

                 

 Deja Vu                       Soul Minor              -  4:57

                 

 Dream of Eve               Mandana Ansari      - 10:00

                

  Envy                         Ashley Belgrave       -  8:53

               

 Felicity’s Story             Mary Carroll           - 12:49 

                 

 Hedda                        Viraj Vida               - 2:47

           

 Hunger strike              Mandana Ansari     - 3:00

         

     

           

 

       

 

                   

A Better Place            Moises Romera & Marisa Crespo  - 3:35

                   

Agape                      Chris Strikes            - 12:23

                  

A Mother                   Aroop Dwivedi         - 14:16

                 

An Actor Prepares       Denis Halligan         - 6:44

                 

 Another Planet          Katie Romney          -  2:25

                 

Banshees                  James Starkie          - 3:0

                 

 Benaras                    Amartya Bhattacharyya     - 7:52

                 

Boonrerm                 Sorayos Prapapan             - 16:36

               

Colour Melody           Tom Chimiak                    - 2:24

               

 Date with Fate          Venetia Taylor                 - 3:44

            

Drops of Smoke         Ane Siderman                  -21:35

                 

Eating the Apple         Mert Guler                     - 6:59

               

Essence                     Martina Mikusova           - 5:04

             

The Foot Job               Brian Pracht                  - 7:09

           

Force of Attraction      Eva Sekeresova             - 4:07

       

Four and Five              Andy Joule                   - 7:06

   

Gorilla                         Jack Bottomley            - 2:21

 

Hard Dream                Behrouz Bagheri           - 11:42

Call it Love               Elsy Hajjar                      - 8:45

   

I Feel Lost                  Juan Manuel Aragon    -  12:54

Image                        Yousef Jafary       -  3:39

In Front Of The Spider   Marc Nadal         - 13:22

Hero for Hire          Diane Choi    -9:14

Invisible Hope      Theresa Khalil  - 11:44

  

Life in Between      Jones Levenson     -16:52 

      

Slow Ascent                Nikki & Matthew Swift  -6:36

                                  

Spore                         Matthew Dombrowski  -1:03

                   

T.E.A.R.                         Jenny Longworth      -5:19

           

The Right to Remain Silent     David Hennessy   - 9:52

  

  Us and Them                      Sam Karamyani  -  3:35

                 

 

 

 

 

       

I've Just Had a Dream     Javier Navarro     -  7:25

Coffee                          Sonja Petrovic    - 9:51

                     

Kids                            Denes Ruzsa & Fruzsina Spitzer - 4:08

                     

Lila                                Carlos Lascano    -  9:09

Love You Still                 Michael Viers       -  11:01

                     

M is for Macho               Jose Pedro Lopes    -  3:33

                     

Mono A Mono (Hand in Hand)        Ignatio Tatay  - 7:05

                    

Moments                       Chris Cronin     -  5:45

                     

Photographing Richard Serra by Gillian McIver   -  8:01

Pink Shells                      Or Sahar     - 10:29

                      

Sara                               Hamid Taheri   -  10:04

                      

Shame and Glasses        Alessandro Riconda   -  7:08

                      

Sisters                           Lea Vidakovic   -   7:48

                      

The Cage Bird                Ashraf Shishir    -  13:47

                      

The Cheater Day             Bartosz Warwas   - 33:15

                      

The Illusion                    Mohammad Reza Hanafi  - 2:04

                      

The Race Card                Audrey Noone - 6:04

The Riddle                       Fidae Sbaai    - 14:55

The Sound of the Road  Barzan Rostami    - 2:25

The Rebel, The Soltier and the outcast - Andrew Pengilley - 10:00

 

Transformation               Ueuk Engin Can   - 5:23

 

Welcome to Bavaria        Matthias Kobmehl  - 11:23

 

Willing                           Joe Pisciotta     - 17:16

When The Pile Is Crooked     Shaneika Johnson/ Simms  - 8:02