‘Driving Lessons’, ‘Pedovore’ go to Short Film Week Regensburg
Short Film News (SFN)- Two Iranian short films, ‘Driving Lessons’ by Marziyeh Riahi, and ‘Pedovore’ by Mohammad Kart, have been selected to vie at the 26th International Short Film Week Regensburg in Germany. [more...]

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Latest News

IDFA honors Iranian documentary cinema with three awards

Berlinale Spotlight in Tehran Short Film Festival

Iranian actress wins at Italian film fest

"Driving Lessons" wins new award in US

18th Third Eye Festival Calls for Entries

“Driving Lessons” named best short at Golden Apricot festival

Iranian short films to vie at Edmonton Int. Film Festival

Two Iranian films to vie at 59th Kraków Filmfest. in Poland

Two Iranian films to attend Odense Int. Film Festival

Claire Denis,President of the Short Films & Cinéfondation Jury

Iran News

IDFA honors Iranian documentary cinema with three awards

Short Film News (SFN)- Iranian cinema was praised at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) with awards in three categories, including best director for Mehrdad Oskui, the organizers announced on Thursday. [more...]

Berlinale Spotlight in Tehran Short Film Festival

Iranian actress wins at Italian film fest

"Driving Lessons" wins new award in US


10 Documentary Shorts On 2018 Oscars Shortlist

Short Film News (SFN) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 90th Academy Awards has been narrowed to 10 films, of which 5 will earn Oscar nominations. [more...]

Oscars: 15 Documentary Features Make Shortlist

Documentary Filmmaker Albert Maysles Dies At 88

Sheffield Doc/Fest director Heather Croall to step down

World News

Claire Denis,President of the Short Films & Cinéfondation Jury

Short Film News (SFN)- French filmmaker and screenwriter Claire Denis is to lead the Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury of the 72nd Festival de Cannes. [more...]

21st Cinéfondation Selection Winner Announced

10 Live Action Shorts Advance In 2018 Oscar Race

Black Nights Film Festival’s Programmer Igor Gouskov Passes Away


SFN INTERVIEW / ZINEBI Festival Director, Vanessa Fernandez Guerra

Marziyeh Riahi (SFN)- Based on a firm desire to support the visibility of film produced by women around the world and also the growing presence and work of women in all walks of the audio- visual industry, while also bearing witness to the situation of women in countries where equality is far from being a reality, ZINEBI 60 has included "Focus Iranian Women Filmmakers: The Present is Female!" I discussed with the festival director Vanesa Fernandez Guerra, about this section and her comments on women's cinema. [more...]

SFN INTERVIEW / Italian Director and Producer, Uberto Pasolini

SFN INTERVIEW / Osian's Cinefan Film Festival Director, Indu Shrikent

SFN INTERVIEW / Ciak Junior Festival Director, Sergio Manfio


Institutes & Media

Iranian Young Cinema Society
Documentary and Experimental Film Center

Hamburg Short Film Agency (Germany)
The Agency of the Short Film (France)

Film Festivals

Sundance Film Festival (USA) 
International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuel (France)
DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival (Finland) 
Paris Short Film Festival (France)
Halloween Short Film Festival (UK)
Flickerfest Short Film Festival (Australia)

Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival (France)
Berlin Film Festival (Germany)

Berlin Talent Campus (Germany)
Australian Documentary Conference (Australia)
Kish International Documentary Film Festival (Iran)
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (USA)
Navarra Documentary Film Festival (Spain)
ZagrebDox - International Documentary Film Festival (Croatia)
International Film Festival ZOOM – ZBLIZENIA (Poland)

Tampere Short Film Festival (Finland)
Cinema Du Reel- Festival of Documentary Films (France)
Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival (Greece)
One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (Czech Republic) 
It's All True - International Documentary Film Festival (Brazil)
Munich International Short Film Festival (Germany)

Aspen Shortsfest (USA)
San Francisco Film Festival (USA)
Hot Docs Documentary Festival (Canada)
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (USA)
Visions Du Reel Film Festival (Switzerland)
New York International Documentary Festival (USA)
Courtisane Festival for short film, video & new media (Belgium)
European Media Art Festival (Germany)
Filmfest Dresden - Festival for Animation and Short Films (Germany)
International Young Film-Makers Festival (Spain)
Video Festival Imperia (Italy)

Cannes Film Festival (France)
Oberhausen Short Film Festival (Germany)
Munich International Documentary Film Festival (Germany)
Cracow Film Festival (Poland)
DOXA Documentary Film & Video Festival (Canada)
VIS Vienna Independent Shorts (Austria)
Porto Short Film Festival (Portugal)
Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival (Canada)

Short Film Festival Hamburg (Germany)
Worldwide Short Film Festival (Canada)
Moscow Film Festival (Russia)
SILVERDOCS - AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival (USA)
Annecy International Animated Film Festival (France)
Arcipelago International Short Film Festival (Italy)
Short Shorts Film Festival (Japan)
Huesca International Short Film Festival (Spain)
Festival Of Nations (Austria)

Documentary Film Festival of Marseille (France) 
Karlovy Vary Film Festival (Czech Republic)
Vila do Conde Short Film Festival (Portugal)
Short Expression - International Film Festival (Mexico)
Vienna Short Film Festival (Austria)
Belo Horizonte Short Film Festival (Brazil)
MESSAGE TO MAN - documentary, short and animated films festival (Russia)
Parnu Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival (Estonia)

Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland)
Montreal World Film Festival (Canada)
International Venice Film Festival (Italy)
Sao Paulo Short Film Festival (Brazil)
Etats Generaux du film Documentaire (France)
Dokufest- Documentary and Short Film Festival (Kosovo)

Palm Springs Festival of Short Films (USA)
Toronto Film Festival (Canada)
San Sebastian Film Festival (Spain)
Los Angeles Short Film Festival (USA)
Drama International Short Film Festival (Greece)
Hull Short Film Festival (UK)
The Mediterranean Festival of Documentary Films (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 

Yamagata Documentary Film Festival (Japan)
London Film Festival (UK)
Sheffield Documentary Festival (UK)
Leipzig Festival of Documentary and Animation Film (Germany)
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (USA)
Uppsala Short Film Festival (Sweden)
Docupolis Documentary Festival (Spain)
Where is the Love? - Short Movie Festival (Romania)
Oxford Documentary Film Festival (UK)
Seoul Independent Documentary Film & Video Festival (South Korea)
Short Soup Short Film and Food Festival (Australia) 

Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival (Netherlands)
Bilbao Festival of Documentary and Short Films (Spain)
Festival of the 3 Continents (France)
Tehran International Short Film Festival (Iran)
Bristol Short Film Festival (UK)
Interfilm Berlin - Short Film Festival (Germany) 
Montreal documentary film festival (Canada)
CPH:DOX (Denmark)
Brest European Short Film Festival (France)
FIKE - Evora Short Film Festival (Portugal)
Siena International Short Film Festival (Italy)
DocuDays: Beirut Documentary Festival (Lebanon)
L'Alternativa - Barcelona Independent Film Festival (Spain)
Santiago International Short Film Festival (Chile)
Regensburger Short Film Week (Germany)
Shadow Documentary film Festival (Netherlands)
inCURT Short Film Festival (Spain)
Winterthur International Short Film Festival (Switzerland)
Asiana Short Film Festival (South Korea)
Alter-native International Short Film Festival (Romania)
Documentaries in Maribor - DokMa (Slovenia)
Izmir Short Film Festival (Turkey)
Corto Imola Festival (Italy)

Dubai Film Festival (UAE)
Festival dei Popoli - Film Festival of Social Documentaries (Italy)
Short Cuts Cologne (Germany)
Short Film Festival Leuven (Belgium)
Potenza Film Festival (Italy)
Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival (Brazil)
Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival (China)
Festival Tous Courts (France)

Other Sites

Sundance Institute unveils 2018 Documentary Edit and Story Lab projects
Sundance Institute has selected five projects for this year’s Documentary Edit and Story Lab, which will take place at the Sundance Resort in Utah on July 6

‘Dina’ Wins Best Feature Award from International Documentary Association
Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles’ documentary “Dina” has won the International Documentary Association’s award for top feature of 2017.

Marlon Brando Documentary 'Listen to Me Marlon' Coming Soon
A revealing new documentary about the mysterious and eccentric actor Marlon Brando, titled Listen to Me Marlon, premieres later this month.

Cancer Documentary Project Draws Widespread Support
The oncology "community" is apparently jumping at the chance to show support for documentary filmmaker Ken Burns' latest PBS project -- a 6-hour film examining the history of cancer.

Sundance Selects takes Chomsky doc
Sundance Selects has picked up North American rights to Michel Gondry’s Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy? ahead of the world premiere screening as closing night at the 2013 DOC NYC Festival on November 21.

Ridley Scott and Machinima developing sci-fi short films
Ridley Scott is to executive produce twelve short sci-fi films to be distributed on a platform launched by Machinima.

Documentary Filmmaker Les Blank Dies at 77
Documentary filmmaker Les Blank died Sunday at his Berkeley, Calif., home, The New York Times reports. He was 77.

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