The 2019 edition of the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) in the US has scheduled to screen Iranian short ‘Umbra’.
Directed by Saeed Jafarian, ‘Umbra’ is about a young woman who realizes a few minutes after midnight that she is alone. Worried, she goes out in the darkness of the streets.
It took part at the Cinéfondation section of the 71st Cannes Film Festival, the 2018 Vila do Conde film festival in Portugal, the 17th Silhouette Film Festival in France, and the 42nd Toronto International Short Film Festival in Canada.
The Iranian short film also went on screen at the 2018 Batumi International Art House Film Festival in Georgia, the 16th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival in Armenia, as well as the 37th Uppsala International Short Film Festival in Sweden.
Furthermore, ‘Umbra’ was screened at the 27th St. Louis Film Festival in the US, the 14th MEDFILM Festival in Italy, the 2019 Kyiv International Film Festival "Molodist" in Ukraine, the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival in the US, the 8th Mikrofilm Short Festival in Spain, and the 25th Palm Springs Film Festival in the US.
The RIIFF is organized annually by the Flickers Arts Collaborative, a non-profit arts organization.
The RIIFF has been a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards since 2002.
To run in several cities of the US state of Rhode Island, this edition of the event is slated for August 6-11, 2019.