July 19, 2014
■ “Iranian Ninja” to Compete at Guanajuato Fest
Short Film News (SFN)- Marjan Riahi’s documentary “Iranian Ninja” will compete at Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF 2014) in Mexico.
“Iranian Ninja” which recounts the challenges, difficulties and obstacles for Iranian women that engage in sports Ninjutsu, to narrate Iran's first female ninja Khatereh Jalilzadeh, has been previously screened at Hot Docs 2014 in Toronto and Open City Docs Fest in London.
GIFF is going to be held July 25 – August 3 in the cities of San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato, and as a BAFTA recognized film festival, all films accepted to the GIFF qualify to be considered for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Recipients of the festival’s prizes in the categories of Short Fiction and Short Animation will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the Annual Academy Awards.