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'Funfair' to enter Elche Int'l Independent Film Festival

The Elche International Independent Film Festival in Spain has picked Iranian award-winning short ‘Funfair’ for its 2020 official selection.

The Elche International Independent Film Festival in Spain has picked Iranian award-winning short ‘Funfair’ for its 2020 official selection.

The Iran/Canada co-production by Kaveh Mazaheri will be attending the 43rd edition of the Spanish film event.

‘Funfair’ is a short film about members of a family who risk their lives to earn more money in order to escape a life of destitution. 

Included in the long list of ‘Funfair’ 2020 international screenings is the 6th Herat Int’l Women’s Film Festival in Afghanistan, the 2020 KFF MARKET - Krakow Film Festival in Poland and 14th SorsiCorti is a Short Film Festival in Italy.

Recently, the 15th European Independent Film Festival (ECO) in France has lauded Mazaheri's short film.

The film has also been accepted into the competition programs of the 4th Akbank Short Film Festival in Turkey, 18th Geneva Int’l Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) in Switzerland as well as the 15th Dieciminuti Film Festival in Italy.    

‘Funfair’ has been qualified for Oscar 2021 after winning the best short film award at the 32nd edition of Foyle Film Festival in Derry, Northern Ireland.

The film's further accolades also include a Special Mention for Best Screenplay at 'Court en Scène' Film Festival in France, a Special Mention for Best Foreign Film at Winchester Film Festival in the UK, and the 'Good Film Best Short Award' at the 18th edition of Cornwall Film Festival in the UK.

Among the recent festival presence of 'Funfair' are the 4th Still Voices Short Film Festival in Ireland, the International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva in Switzerland, the 26th Palm Springs International ShortFest in the US, the Tabor Film Festival in Croatia, the Figari Film Fest (FFF) as well as the Fastnet Film Festival in Ireland.

The Elche International Independent Film Festival aims to offer a cultural space to filmmakers and moviegoers.

The event will run through July 24-31, 2020.

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