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‘The Phoenix’ to present Iran at Jharkhand filmfest

‘The Phoenix’ is to vie at the Jharkhand Int'l Film Festival & Awards in India.

‘The Phoenix’, an Iranian experimental short film, has been shortlisted in the 2022 official selection of the Jharkhand International Film Festival & Awards (JIFFA) in India.  

Directed and produced by Farzin Nobarani, the flick will be competing at the upcoming edition of the Indian screening event which is due for December 17-18, 2022.

“Energy can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it can only be transformed from one form to another,” reads as a brief synopsis of the flick.

Also written by Nobarani, the cast list of the short includes Manouchehr Alipour, Melina Qadimi, Fariborz Shahkarami, Kourosh Kia, Atefeh Oranipour, Shabnam Eskandari, Azadeh Akbari, Mojgan Aqadavoudian, and Kiana Rahmani.

On a side note to the film, Nobarani says ‘The Phoenix’ depicts people’s everyday life and aims to focus on hope.  

Nobarani’s ‘The Phoenix’ is inspired by Albert Camus’ works.

‘The Phoenix’ is also the recipient of the Award of Excellence (Special Jury Mention) at the 2021 Indie Short Fest – Los Angeles International Film Festival in the US and the best costume award of the 2021 Brazil New Visions International Film Festival (BNVIFF).

The list of the other accolades grabbed by Nobarani include the best film award at the 2020 FICUFP - Ufology and Paranormal Phenomena International Film Festival in Argentina as well as at the Iranian Film Festival (IFF) - San Francisco.

The short film also appeared at the 2021 Green Mountain Film International Festival in the US, the 2021 Dreamer's Short Film Festival in Romania and the 37th Tehran Short Film Festival.

The Jharkhand International Film Festival Awards are a set of awards presented annually to filmmakers and artists for their contribution to Cinema.

It aims to provide a common platform for cinemas of the world to project the excellence of film arts. It supports filmmaking and promotion of all genres.