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Iranian ‘White Clad’ named finalist in Australia

Iranian ‘White Clad’ becomes a finalist at the Canberra Short Film Fest in Australia.

Iranian flick ‘White Clad’ has become a finalist at the Canberra Short Film Festival (CSFF) in Australia.

Written and directed by Reza Fahimi, the short flick took part in the 2021 edition of the Australian event.

The film is about an old woman who gives a block of local cheese she has made to Ahmad, a 10-year-old boy, in order to give it to his father, who is a teacher in the village, so the father can mediate and stop the execution of her young son.

Also set to represent Iran at the 94th Academy Awards in 2022 and to vie at the International Amity Short Film Festival in Turkey and the Slemani International Film Festival in Iraq, ‘White Clad’ went on screen at a number of global events, including the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France, the Short Shorts Film Festival in Japan, the SAMA International Film Festival in Sweden, and the Linz International Short Film Festival of Austria.

The CSFF showcases the best films from around Australia and around the world. It is a competition based festival with awards and sponsored prizes in a number of different categories.

The event runs for 2 exciting weeks in venues right across Canberra, the national capital. This is an intimate and fun festival where audience and film makers can connect and exchange ideas easily. Screening sessions are often enhanced with a social component including, forums, Q and A's and of course, a few parties.

The CSFF includes a filmmaker networking event to help bring producers, directors, actors and other craft specialists together.

The event also hosts several social events both pre and post screening at several venues, including Opening Night Gala, Saturday Night Party, Film Maker Networking Event and the Awards, and Closing Night Party.

The 2021 edition of the festival took place on November 10-25 in Canberra.

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