Made by Elika Abdollahi, the short film grabbed the Platinum Remi award at the Short Student section of the US fest.
‘Pass’, aiming to reduce social harms, is about two friends who get stuck in a weird situation due to an accident.
The cast list of the film includes Aziz Nemati, Somayyeh Rahimi, Shadab Kokabi, Arsam Hossein-Panahi, Niha Sheikhi, and Souran Rezvanizadeh.
The 11-minute flick, Abdollahi’s directorial debut, has already been screened at a number of film events, including the Asoric Film Festival and the Tassvir Film Festival, both in Iran, the Salerno International Film Festival in Italy, as well as the Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival in Spain, where it received the Best Short Film Screenplay award.
The short film has also gone on screen at the Santa Fe Film Festival in the US, the Concordia Film Festival in Canada, the Marbella International Film Festival in Spain, the Shaan-e-awadh International Film Festival in India, and the DC Web & Digital Media Festival in the US, where it won the Gold Writing award at the Digital Shorts section.
The WorldFest-Houston is the only film festival in the world that gives the entry a score, a grade! Therefore, there can be several Remi Winners in each category. This year, despite COVID-19, 79 Countries participated.
The Houston International Film Festival is the third oldest film festival in North America, started in 1961, right after New York and San Francisco. It is the oldest Independent film festival in the world and fiercely independent!
The 54th edition of the WorldFest Houston was held on April 16-25, 2021.