Seven Iranian films have been taking part at 2018 edition of the International Short Film Festival "START" currently underway in Azerbaijan's capital, Baku.
‘Birth’ directed by Siamak Eta, ‘The Slaughter’ by Rasoul Iranzad-Aqamirlou, ‘Hole’ (Hofreh) by Zahra Torkamanlou, ‘How Far Away is the Sea?’ (Az Inja ta darya cheghad raheh?) made by Afsaneh Pakrou and Saiedeh Pakrou, as well as ‘Loss’ (Foqdan) by Ramin Farzaneh and Parisa Sedai-Azar are the five Iranian short films which are participating at the Azeri event.
In addition, Iranian documentaries ‘I am Esmat’ by Leila Norouzi and ‘True Love’ by Iman Behrouzi will be screened during the festival.
Speaking during the opening ceremony of the START, the Azeri deputy culture minister, Vagif Aliyev, said the festival is a good opportunity for cineastes from different countries to exchange their experiences.
He added that the festival enables cinema lovers to become acquainted with short films and documentaries from other countries.
Iranian director and screenwriter Kambozia Partovi is in the five-member jury panel at the festival.
The 9th edition of the START kicked off on Wednesday night and is set to run until November 17, 2018. Some 100 short films from 30 countries are taking part at the event.