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Basta Int’l Filmfest screens Iranian ‘Gaze’

Iranian short film ‘Gaze’ has been screened at the 5th edition of the Basta International Film Festival in Serbia.

Directed by Farnoush Samadi, ‘Gaze’ is about a woman who witnesses something happening inside a bus while commuting home from work. She has to decide whether to reveal it or not.

Written by Ali Asgari, the short film has so far represented Iran at a number of globally acclaimed film festivals, including the 70th Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland, the 34th Tehran Short Film Festival in Iran, and the 31st American Film Institute Festival in Hollywood, the US.

The 8th Cortisonici International Film Festival in Italy, the 22nd Regard International Short Film Festival in Canada, the 47th New Directors/New Films Festival at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the 2018 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films in the US are also among the global experiences of ‘Gaze’.

The short film that soon will go on screen at the 26th Vila do Conde Film Festival in Portugal, has won the award for best film by the audience choice at the 30th Minimalen Short Film Festival in Norway.

The Basta Fest is an international short fiction film festival held in Bajina Basta. The festival focuses on the collaboration between directors and actors.

The 2018 edition of the event was slated for July 5-8 in Serbia.

MG/MG

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