The 2019 East Northeast International Film Festival (ENE) in the US has scheduled to screen Iranian short ‘Birthday Night’.
Written and directed by Omid Shams, ‘Birthday Night’ narrates the story of two friends and business partners, Ahmad and Ali, who face unexpected challenges on their birthday night.
Shams’s title received the best short film award at the Tehran International Short Film Festival, the grand prix at the 16th Third Eye Film Festival in India, Best Short Film award at the 2018 Linz International Short Film Festival in Austria, Special Jury Award at the 16th Wegiel Film Festival in Poland, Best Cinematography award at the April 2019 edition of the Milestone Worldwide Film Festival in Italy, and Best of the Fest award at the 7th Short. Sweet. Film Fest in the US.
It has also gone on screen at events such as the 40th Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival in France, the 2018 MOOOV Filmfestival in Belgium, the 36th Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival in the US, and the 2018 International Amity Short Film Festival in Turkey.
The 2019 ENE will also screen ‘The Man Who Forgot to Breathe’ by Saman Hosseinpour, ‘Starvation’ by Zahra Rostampour, ‘Are You Volleyball?!’ by Mohammad Bakhshi, and ‘Slaughter’ co-directed by Saman Hosseinpour and Ako Zand-Karimi from Iran.
The ENE celebrates independent films, music, and the green technology industry all at the crossroads of the future to be a part of a diverse and creative global community.
The 2019 ENE is slated for August 23-September 2 in Newburgh, New York, the US.