"This film festival propels our generation of artists to the forefront of creativity by providing the basic and fundamental incentive of 'acknowledgment'. This acknowledgment of Independent Iranian art has been lacking for our generation of artists, and thankfully there are institutions coming into place, like Farhang Foundation, that are finally filling this gap." - Fared Shafinury, Musician / 2010 Prize WinnerNow in its third consecutive year, the Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival 2011 has officially opened to the community at large. We are looking forward to receiving your submissions of short films 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.
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 film industry notables, such as Academy Award Nominee, Shohreh Aghdashloo, and acclaimed director, Babak Payami.
This year, 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 our annual Nowruz event.
Submissions are to be less than 9 minutes in length and can be of any genre or style. For full details, please read our Terms and Conditions.
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