Iranian short ‘Slaughter’ is slated to vie at the Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival (GAIFF) in Armenia.
Co-directed by Saman Hosseinpour and Ako Zand-Karimi, the short film will vie at the short film competition section of the event.
‘Return’ is about a man named Rahim who has been in prison for 23 years. Now, he comes back to his hometown to visit his brother. The trip back home brings to light some unspeakable secrets.
‘Return’ previously participated at the 21st Religion Today Film Festival in Italy where it received the special mention in the New Outlooks section.
The short film also grabbed nom for best film award at the 19th Izmir International Short Film Festival.
The GAIFF is an annual film festival held in Yerevan, Armenia. It was founded in 2004 with the co-operation of the Golden Apricot Fund for Cinema Development, the Armenian Association of Film Critics and Cinema Journalists.
The GAIFF objectives are to present new works by the film directors and producers in Armenia and foreign cinematographers of Armenian descent and to promote creativity and originality in the area of cinema and video art.
The 16th GAIFF will be held on July 7-14, 2019.