2017 Sheed Persian Film Festival
To promote and present Iranian art and culture in the international community, AramArt Institute is presenting the second annual Sheed Persian Film Festival.
Persian cinema, and especially Iranian cinema, has been witnessing the emergence of several young and admirably ambitious directors during the past decade. A mixture of young and experienced directors and a different look at the basic elements of cinema has made Iranian movies have a brilliant performance on the international scene.
Organized by artistic director Shahram Mokri, festival director Arameh Etemadi and festival founder Ehsan Matoori, Sheed will include an acting workshop, six films for public screening, and a competitive section featuring nine acclaimed Persian movies, a memorial for the deceased Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami.
Golden Closeup awards will be presented to Best Movie, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress. This award, which is taken from Abbas Kiarostami’s film: CLOSEUP, is being presented for the first time after this great Iranian director’s untimely passing in 2016. The Best Bovie award will be chosen by the audience, while Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress will be decided by a notable jury. This year’s jury committee includes film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum, Professor Richard Pena and Iranian film critic Hooshang Golmakani.
For schedule of film screenings, visit www.sheedfilm.com/festival-2017.