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Iran short 'Gaze' to represent Iran at 2019 Academy Award for Live Action Short Film

Farnoush Samadi's short film 'Gaze' has been announced to the 2019 Academy Award for Live Action Short Film as Iran's representative.

Farnoush Samadi's short film 'Gaze' has been announced to the 2019 Academy Award for Live Action Short Film as Iran's representative.

Winning the Grand Jury Award for Live Action Short at the 2017 AFI Fest in the US has provided the chance for the film to be introduced to the Oscars.

The short flick is about a woman who witnesses something happening on a bus while commuting home from work. She has to decide whether to reveal it or not.

'Gaze' has so far attended a number of internationally famous film festivals including the 70th Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland.

Farnoush Samadi, the director has collaborated with Ali Asgari to write the script for the film. Both writers have also been selected by the Academy to become members.

The Oscars is an annual US awards ceremony to honor cinematic achievements in the film industry.

The 91st Oscars will be held in 2019 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

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