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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, International jury, Screenwriter, Filmmaker.

Education:
Graduated in Communications Science, Journalism branch from Islamic Azad University.
Graduated in Film directing, Iranian Young Cinema Society (IYCS), Tehran

International jury:
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
A jury member in 11th Kal Gerash Short Film Festival in 2014 (Iran)

Membership:
Member of The Network For Promotion of Asian & Asia Pacific Cinema (NETPAC)
Member of Iranian Society of Film Critics & Writers (ISFCW)
Member of International Federation of Journalists IFJ
Member of Iran Journalists SENFI
Member of member of European Off Film Awards

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Marziyeh Riahi, Editor in Chief of SFN International jury and selection committee and filmmaker.

Education:
Graduated in Cinema, University of Applied Science and Technology, Tehran
Graduated in Film directing, Iranian Young Cinema Society (IYCS), Tehran

International jury and selection committee:
Curated "Iran Now" Focus on Iranian Shorts, 30th Minimalen Film Festival, 2018, Norway
Member of the selection committee, “17th Yari Film Festival”, 2017, Sweden
Member of the selection committee, "9th Bahar Film Festival", 2016, Iran
Member of the selection committee, “16th Yari Film Festival”, 2016, Sweden
NETPAC jury member, "21st Kolkata International Film Festival", 2015, India
Member of the selection committee, “15th Yari Film Festival”, 2015, Sweden
ISFCW jury member, "Cinema Verite: Iran International Documentary Film Festival", 2014, Iran
Member of the selection committee, "First Butterflies of City Film Festival", 2014, Iran
Member of the selection committee, "First Bahman Short Film Festival", 2014, Iran
NETPAC jury member, "10th Third Eye Asian Film Festival in 2011”, India

Membership:
Member of The Network For Promotion of Asian & Asia Pacific Cinema (NETPAC)
Member of Iranian Society of Film Critics & Writers (ISFCW)

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