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The Fourth Edition Of Sahar Audience Award:

 

 

The Contemporary Iranian Cinema: " The Servant " by Farnoosh Abedirenani

 

The International Cinema: The Joint Award to 

The Drunkard's Walk by Pol Armengol And Bus Story by Jorge Yudic Ruiz _ Tomas

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all Filmmakers who participated in

The edition Four, Sahar International Short Film Festival 2017

 

The Fourth Edition Of Sahar Critics Award:

 

 

The Contemporary Iranian Cinema: "From Hasakah With Love" by Mohammad Farahani

 

The International Cinema: The Joint Award to Identity by Juan Carleraris and 

Rattling Fan by Pasang Dawa Sherpa

 

Best of luck and success in following years for Filmmakers and Festival management

 

 

 

 

 20 short films screened from 1 pm to 5 pm in the main programme in the Premiere, international cinema, and contemporary Iranian Cinema. The audience had a chance to vote for their favorite films and counting was by Christine Whitehead.

 

 The sideline of programme carried on with presentation of awards

 At the end of the day, the audience celebrated the festival with Irish dance. Dancers were from Claddagh Irish Dance Group in Manchester.

 Thank you to United the union Diodes Zetex branch and Oldham Council Arts Development, which collaborated with the Fourth Edition Sahar International Short Film Festival 2017

The Fourth Edition Of Sahar Audience Award  are:  The Contemporary Iranian cinema:    " The Servant " by Farnoush Abedirenani

The International Cinema: The Joint Award to

"The Drunkard's Walk  by Pol Armengol And Bus Story   by Jorge Yudic Ruiz -Tomas                 

During this period of the festival, the panel of cinema critics choices was announced as below:

  The Fourth Edition Of Sahar Critics Award: The Contemporary Iranian Cinema: "From Hasakah With Love" by Mohammad Farahani

   The International Cinema: The Joint Award to "Identity" by Juan Carlevaris and 

"Rattling Fan" by Pasang Dawa Sherpa

  This year we are honored to have a cinematic professional critics award. Bijan Tehrani is one of the members of the panel of critics. He is a director, film critic and runner of festivals.

  The panel of critics judges contained, critics, artists, and lecturers... Some of those would like to keep their name anonymous

The sideline of the programme began at 4 pm. A poetry performance, award presentation, and dance were held. 

  The poetry performance consisted of poems written in Persian and English by Festival creator and executive director: Mandana Ansari and presented by Mandana and Christine Whitehead.

 A short clip about Kurdistan was screened. This short clip contained poetry by Mandana and photos by Sahar Ansari, about victims of an earthquake on 12th of Nov in Kurdistan. 

 Sahar Ansari is Mandana's daughter and another member of Festival management.

 Short films were produced in Iran, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Peru, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and the UK. Genres include animation, drama, narrative, experimental, science fiction, comedy, supernatural thriller, horror, and documentary.
 The festival creator and director, Mandana Ansari gave a short talk. She started with welcoming the audience. She said "This festival is not just about entertainment, it's provided a platform for emerging and established filmmakers'  to screen their work.

Mandana Ansari added: I believe the filmmakers are translators of the world around them, which come from culture, society and personal experience. We share their world with our audience, to focus and experience other people's lives".

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