LOS ANGELES, CA, July 1, 2010 - The Farhang
Foundation Short Film Festival 2011 has officially been announced, calling
on filmmakers from all backgrounds to create short films visualizing some aspect
of Iranian art, culture and heritage.
Competing for $10,000 (first prize), $5,000 (second prize), and $3,000 (third prize), all entries will be judged for creativity, quality, and originality by a jury that will include veterans and notables of the film industry.
Now in its third consecutive year, the Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival 2011 has been expanded to include a special screening of the winning submissions, followed by an awards ceremony at the Bing Theater at LACMA to be held on Sunday, March 13, 2011 as part of Farhang Foundation's Nowruz (Iranian New Year) celebrations. The screening and awards ceremony will be streamed live via webcast and coverage by local television media is currently being negotiated.
Submissions are to be less than 9 minutes in length, can be of any genre or style, visualizing an aspect of Iranian arts, history, culture, crafts, geography, cuisine, or lifestyle that will inspire and spark the audience's interest in learning more about Iranian art, history and culture. But in keeping with the spirit of Farhang Foundation's mission, it is asked that submissions be non-religious in nature and refrain from endorsing or opposing any political position. For full details, including Terms and Conditions, Technical Specs, and Submission Format, please visit the official Festival website at www.farhangfilmfest.org.
Organized by Farhang Foundation, in association with the Society of Cinema and Arts (SoCiArts), the Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival 2011 promises to be a one-of-a-kind event that will celebrate the cinematic arts, while promoting Iranian art, culture, and heritage.
About Farhang Foundation: Farhang Foundation is a non-religious, non-political and not-for-profit foundation established in 2008 to celebrate and promote Iranian art, culture and heritage for the benefit of the community at large. The foundation supports academic activities in Southern California by funding university programs, publications and conferences. The foundation also supports cultural programs such as celebration of Nowruz and Mehregan, theater, dance performances, films screenings and poetry reading in Southern California. Farhang Foundation, in cooperation with various cultural and academic institutions plans major programs and exhibitions about Iran and its culture. For more info visit: www.farhang.org.
About SoCiArts: Society of Cinema and Arts or SoCiArts is a production company and online community dedicated to promoting positive social change through the arts and media. SoCiArts' mission is to create a vibrant environment for creative visionaries to come together and focus on conscious creativity and positive activism to intersect world's cultures in a constructive manner. Membership with SoCiArts is free and open to anyone and everyone. For more information visit: www.sociarts.com.
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