The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (BSDFF) in the US has been scheduled to screen Iranian short documentary ‘SFUMATO’.
Produced and directed by Amir-Ali Mirderikvand, the 30-minute doc narrates the story of the members of a family that live in a village.
The children of the family are of great support and try to cover every need of the family. But they run into trouble and face some obstacles.
In addition to the challenges, the film depicts Iranian culture, the role of children in the Iranian family dynamic, and the role of females in Iranian society.
It explores how one family is breaking free of the traditional constraints by encouraging their daughter in her efforts to obtain a license and drive a motorcycle.
‘SFUMATO’ won the Best Documentary Film award and the Best Director award at the Ahmedabad International Children Film Festival in India, the best documentary award at the Primo Piano Film Festival (Premio Fausto Rossano) in Italy, and the award for Best Public Education Value as well as two Honorable Mentions for Inspiration and Music at the Archaeology Channel International Film Festival in the US.
It has also gone on screen at global events such as the Gbeck Future Film Festival in Canada, the Taos Shortz Film Festival in the US, the French Riviera Motorcycle Film Festival, the Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival, the Annual Chatham-Kent International Film Festival in Canada, and the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival in the US.
The BSDFF is the premier venue for non-fiction film in the American West. It offers an ideal setting for filmmakers to premiere new work and develop lasting relationships with fellow filmmakers and the industry.
The BSDFF is a top-100 rated festival on FilmFreeway and is an Academy Award qualifying festival for short documentaries.
The annual 10-day event takes place each February in downtown Missoula, Montana.
The 2022 edition of the event, set to take place both in-person and online, is slated for February 18-27.