Iranian films competing in Italy’s Religion Today festival 

October 8, 2016 - 18:14

TEHARN – Ten Iranian films are competing in the official categories of the 19th Religion Today Film Festival running from October 7 to 17.

“Lanturi” by Reza Dormishian, “The Descendants” by Yaser Talebi and “The Long Farewell” by Farzad Motamen are the three feature films competing for the international and SIGNIS juries’ awards.

SIGNIS is a non-governmental organization that includes members from 140 countries. As the “World Catholic Association for Communication”, it brings together radio, television, cinema, video, media education, internet and new technology professionals.

Four short films have also been selected. “Checkmate” by Mehdi Ravash will be shown in the “Men, Women, Gender Issues” section, “Gas Pipe” by Hossein Darabi in the “Religions and Society” section, “The Bridge” by Reza Jamali in “Religions and Society” and “The Cemetery Men” by Ali Mardomi in the “International and SIGNIS Juries” section. 

“Dolls Do Not Know”, by Nava Rezvani, “Men Are More Equal” by Reza Gholami and “Snowy Roofs” by Haideh Moradi are the other three documentaries competing in the festival.

A total of 53 films from 26 countries are competing in the different categories of the festival. 


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