By Samaneh Aboutalebi 

Intl. 100-Second Film Festival aims at discovering new talent: organizer

February 25, 2019

TEHRAN – The director of the 12th International 100-Second Film Festival, Ali Qorbani, has said that the festival is seeking to discover new film talent and help promising young filmmakers. 

“The main objective of the festival is to discover new talent and help them produce their films,” he said in a press conference on Monday. 

“We asked Iranian VODs to cooperate with the festival and it hopefully helps the filmmakers to earn money from their productions,” he added. 

A lineup of 33 movies from 19 countries, including Australia, Italy, Japan, England, the U.S., Spain, Turkey, Sweden, Portugal, Singapore and India, will be competing in this year’s edition of the festival. 

Several workshops will be organized on the sidelines of the festival.

The organizers also plan to screen other submissions failed to be selected for the official lineup in a special section.  

The Art Bureau of the Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization is the organizer of the festival, which will take place at the Azadi Cineplex from February 27 to 29.

The winners will be announced during the closing ceremony of the festival, which will be held at Tehran’s Andisheh Hall on March 1.

Photo: The director of the 12th International 100-Second Film Festival, Ali Qorbani, attends a press conference at the Art Bureau in Tehran on February 25, 2019 to brief the media about the festival’s schedule. (Sourehonar/Komeil Hassan Beiki)

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