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Shorts from Iran to compete in Uppsala festival
Short Film News (SFN)- The Iranian short films “Umbra” and “Maned & Macho” will be competing in the 37th Uppsala International Short Film Festival, which will be held in the Swedish city from October 22 to 28, the organizers have announced. [more...]

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Latest News

17th Third Eye Festival Calls for Entries

Marjan Riahi to be member of Philippines Cinemalaya jury

“Foruzan” picked as best short at Armenia Fresco festival

Palm Springs Shortfest to screen films from Iran

12th MOTELX Festival Calls for Entries

21st Cinéfondation Selection Winner Announced

Two Iran Films Win in Tripoli

Two Iran films to compete at 2018 Cannes shorts

Hot Docs Festival to Host “The Broker”

Two Iranian Animations to Compete in Annecy Festival

Iran News

Marjan Riahi to be member of Philippines Cinemalaya jury

Short Film News (SFN)- Iran documentarist and screenwriter Marjan Riahi is set to serve as juror at the 14th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival. Marjan Riahi has been selected as NETPAC jury in the 14th Cinemalaya film event. [more...]

“Foruzan” picked as best short at Armenia Fresco festival

Palm Springs Shortfest to screen films from Iran

Two Iran Films Win in Tripoli

Documentary

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

21st Cinéfondation Selection Winner Announced

Short Film News (SFN)- The winners of the 21st Cinéfondation Selection at the Cannes Film Festival have been announced. The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 17 student films, chosen out of 2 426 entries coming from 512 film schools around the world. [more...]

10 Live Action Shorts Advance In 2018 Oscar Race

Black Nights Film Festival’s Programmer Igor Gouskov Passes Away

2017 Cannes Film Festival Announces Short Films Lineup

Interviews

SFN INTERVIEW / Italian Director and Producer, Uberto Pasolini

Marziyeh Riahi (SFN)- Uberto Pasolini, Italian director and producer was one of the seven members of the jury who judged fifteen short films in the International competition of 35th Fajr International Film Festival. Pasolini has BAFTA and Venice award among a long list of other awards he has so far won. As he was very busy with the festival during his stay in Tehran, we had to do the interview on short films of the festival by e-mail. [more...]

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

SFN INTERVIEW / Ciak Junior Festival Director, Sergio Manfio

SFN INTERVIEW / ZOOM-ZBLIZENIA Festival Director, Sylwia Motyl-Cinkowska

Festivals

Institutes & Media

Iran
Iranian Young Cinema Society
Documentary and Experimental Film Center


International
shortfilm.de
(Germany)
Hamburg Short Film Agency (Germany)
The Agency of the Short Film (France)

Film Festivals

January
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)

February
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)

March
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)

April
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)

May
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)

June
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)

July
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)


August
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)

September
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) 

October
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) 

November
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)

December
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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