Female Iranian filmmakers under spotlight at Spanish festival

November 11, 2018 - 19:1

TEHRAN – The Zinebi International Festival of Documentary and Short Films underway in the Spanish city of Bilbao is reviewing films by Iranian women directors in a special program.

A selection of 20 documentaries and shorts have been chosen to go on screen in the program “The Present Female”, the organizers have announced.

“Gaze” by Farnush Samadi, “Icky” by Parastu Kardgar, “Ascribed Achievements” by Samaneh Shojaei, “Butterfly” by Maryam Khalilzadeh and “Double” by Ronak Jafari are among the films.

In addition, Iranian filmmaker Qasideh Golmakani, daughter of journalist and film critic Hushang Golmakani, is among the jury members of the international competition at the festival, which will come to an end on November 16. 

Photo: A scene from “Gaze” by Farnush Samadi.

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