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Short Film News, as the first news network on short films and documentaries in Iran & Asia, was established in 2004 by Marjan & Marziyeh Riahi as a non-governmental independent institution. Considering the activities of thousands of filmmakers on short films and documentaries and producing 3 thousand short films and documentaries each year by Iranian filmmakers, it was necessary to have a professional network media to cover the related news to this field.

Since, in the last decades, the most success of Iran cinema in the international events belongs to Iranian short films and documentaries, and on the other hand, the audiences of short films are increasing all over the world due to new medias (internet, mobile phone, etc.), we decided to activate the English page of our website in 2005 as well.

Our main goal is to make an international network for independent filmmakers all over the world where they can find the related news to festivals, short films and documentaries events in different parts of the world. We publish all news relating to short film and documentary in any part of the world and filmmakers and festival directors can contact us for publishing their news in our website.

Introducing Iranian shorts and documentaries to the festivals and other showing programs is another service we can arrange. We can provide a collection of the best Iranian shorts and documentaries for the events and festivals interested in screening Iranian films.

Also there is the possibility for the filmmakers to be a member of film section of our website to introduce their works.

During these years, SFN had been the news sponsor of the following festivals and events:


- 6th Kish International Documentary Film Festival, Iran
- 1st Cinema Verite International Documentary Film Festival, Iran
-3rd Cinema Verite International Documentary Film Festival, Iran
- 24th Tehran International Short Film Festival, Iran
- 25th Tehran International Short Film Festival, Iran
- 26th Tehran International Short Film Festival, Iran
-29th Tehran International Short Film Festival, Iran
- 5th Iranian Student International Film Festival, Iran
- Olive Land Short Film Festival, Iran
- 2nd Kabul International Documentary and Short Films Festival, Afghanistan
- 6th FIKE Documentary and Short Film Festival, Portugal
- 7th FIKE Documentary and Short Film Festival, Portugal
- 8th FIKE Documentary and Short Film Festival, Portugal
- 9th FIKE Documentary and Short Film Festival, Portugal
- 2nd MOTELx- Lisbon International Horror Film Festival, Portugal
- 3rd Didor International Film Festival, Tajikistan
- 4th Didor International Film Festival, Tajikistan
- Depict! '08 International Short Film Competition, UK
- 8th Yari Film Festival, Sweden
-2nd European Off Film Awards (GRAND OFF), Poland
-3rd World Off Film Awards Grand Off, Poland
-4th World Off Film Awards Grand Off, Poland
- 7th Irpen film festival, Ukraine
- International Film Festival ZOOM – ZBLIŻENIA, Poland
- 7th Hull International Short Film Festival, UK
- Opolskie Lamy International Short Film Festival, Poland
- 2nd Jaipur International Film Festival, India
- India International Youth Film Festival (IIY), India
 -7th Third Eye Asian Film Festival, India
-8th Third Eye Asian Film Festival, India
- 9th Third Eye Asian Film Festival, India
-10th Third Eye Asian Film Festival, India   
-11thThird Eye Asian Film Festival, India 
- 1st Herat Women's  International Film Festival, Afghanistan
- 5th Didor International Film Festival, Tajikistan
- 6th Didor International Film Festival, Tajikistan
- 7th Didor International Film Festival, Tajikistan
-12thThird Eye Asian Film Festival, India
-13thThird Eye Asian Film Festival, India
-14thThird Eye Asian Film Festival, India
-15thThird Eye Asian Film Festival, India
-14th Yari Film Festival, Sweden
-15th Yari Film Festival, Sweden
-16th Yari Film Festival, Sweden

 

 

Also SFN has been the Superior Website in following festivals and events:

- 6th Kish International Documentary Film Festival
- 24th Tehran International Short Film Festival
- 1st International Festival of Common Heritage
- 3rd Ruyesh Film Festival
- 2nd Iran Cinema Press Festival
 -7th Image of the Year
- 9th Nahal Student Short Film Festival
- 7th Parvin Etesami International Film Festival
- 8th Ordibehasht Short Film Festival
- 1st Bahman Short Film Festival


At the time being we are the sole professional network medium on short films and documentaries in Asia who is ready to cooperate with the international events.


Marjan Riahi, Founder & Manager of SFN

- Graduated in Communications Science, Journalism branch from Islamic Azad University.

- Graduated in Cinema Directing from Iranian Young Cinema Society (IYCS).

- Began her activities in Journalism on 1998 in Iranian newspapers and journals.

- Screenwriter

- She won Diploma for the Best script in the 25th edition of International Children & Young Adult Film Festival Isfahan in 2011

- She directed a documentary called "Iranian Ninja" in 2014. This documentary recounts the challenges, difficulties and obstacles for Iranian women that engage in sports "Ninjutsu”, to narrates Iran's first female ninja ”Khatereh Jalilzadeh".

- A member of International Federation of Journalists IFJ

- A member of Iran Journalists SENFI

- A member of Iranian Society of Film Critics & Writers ISFCW

- A member of European Off Film Awards

- A member of The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC)

- Producer of children short films

- Chairperson of Shorts Competition in 17th International Children’s Film Festival Golden Elephant in 2011 (India)

- Chairperson of NETPAC in 15th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in 2011 (Estonia)

- Chairperson of NETPAC in  the 18th edition of Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival in 2014 (South Korea)

- A jury member in the 2nd International Women's Film Festival-Herat in 2014 (Afghanistan)

- A jury member in 5th European Off Film Awards GRAND OFF in 2011 (Poland)

- A NETPAC jury member in 16th edition of the Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema in 2010 (France)

- A jury member in 9th Third Eye Asian Film Festival in 2010 (India)

- A jury member in 4th European Off Film Awards GRAND OFF in 2010 (Poland)

- A jury member in International ZOOM – ZBLIŻENIA Film Festival in 2009 (Poland)

- A jury member in 7th Third Eye Asian Film Festival in 2008 (India)

- A jury member in 2nd GRAND OFF Film Festival in 2008 (Poland)

- A jury member in the 2nd Kabul International Documentary and Short Film Festival in 2007. (Afghanistan)

- A jury member in 1st Bahman Short Film Festival in 2014 (Iran)

- A ISFCW jury member in Cinema Verite: Iran International Documentary Film Festival in 2014

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Marziyeh Riahi, Editor in Chief of SFN

 

- Filmmaker, she made several documentaries


-Graduated in Cinema in Iran University of Applied Science and Technology


- Graduated in Cinema Directing from Iranian Young Cinema Society (IYCS)


- Graduated in Cinema Makeup at the Dramatic Arts University of Tehran


- A member of The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC)


-A member of Iranian Society of Film Critics & Writers (ISFCW)


- A NETPAC jury member in 10th Third Eye Asian Film Festival in 2011- India


- A member of the selection committees of the first Bahman Short Film Festival in 2014- Iran


- A member of the selection committees of the first Butterflies of City Film Festival in 2014- Iran


- A ISFCW jury member in Cinema Verite: Iran International Documentary Film Festival in 2014- Iran


-A NETPAC jury member in 21st Kolkata International Film Festival 2015- India


-A member of the selection committees of the 9th Bahar Film Festival in 2016- Iran


- Program Advisor of the 14th, 15th & 16th Yari Film Festival in 2014, 2015, 2016- Sweden

 

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