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‘Driving Lessons’ to contend in US film festival

US film festival to host Iranian film ‘Driving Lessons’.

Iranian short film ‘Driving Lessons’ directed by Marzieh Riahi has been invited to partake in the latest edition of the annual Tribeca Film Festival held in New York City.

Riahi’s short narrative will be the only Iranian film competing in the festival’s short film competition along with films from 19 other countries, with the winner being introduced to the Oscars.

Written by Marjan Riahi, the film’s cast will be made up of actors Linda Kiani, Alireza Sanifar, Salar Khamseh and Sanaz Mesbah.

Founded in 2002 with Robert De Niro among its founding members, TFF is a distinguished film festival held in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood drawing approximately three million people annually.

The festival showcases a variety of independent films, turning into a noteworthy hub for independent filmmakers from all genres to reach out to a broad audience.

The 2019 TFF will be featuring 63 short films including 31 world premieres for its 18th annual event.

The festival is set to be held from April 24 – May 5, 2019.