The 63rd edition of BFI London Film Festival in the UK has bestowed the best short film award to Iran short film ‘Fault Line’.
Directed by Soheil Amirsharifi, ‘Fault Line’ is about an Iranian schoolgirl Nahal who must create a new version of the truth in a strict environment, despite there being unintended consequences to her self-preservation.
The short film competition president, Jacqui Davies commented on ‘Fault Line’, saying “This subtle and unusual film manages to do something profoundly transgressive — formally and politically — whilst concealing the very things that make it so subversive. We all were desperate to watch this film again and again.”
Iranian feature film ‘The Warden’ directed by Nima Javidi also made its international screening debut at “Thrill” section of BFI London Film Festival.
In Documentary Competition section, ‘Coup 53’ directed by Taghi Amirani was also Iran’s representative.
The BFI London Film Festival is an annual film festival founded in 1953. The event runs for two weeks in October with cooperation from the British Film Institute. It screens more than 300 films, documentaries and shorts from approximately 50 countries.
The film event took place in the United Kingdom on October 2-13, 2019.