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‘Driving Lessons’ shortlisted in Manhattan filmfest

Iranian short film ‘Driving Lessons’ has been named among finalists of the Manhattan Short Film Festival.

Iranian short film ‘Driving Lessons’ has been named among finalists of the Manhattan Short Film Festival.

The US fest has published a DVD of shortlisted finalists on which the name of the Iranian film can be seen.

The Oscar-qualifying festival screens its top-10 selected films in over 400 theaters in six continents of the world.

“Bahareh must have her husband accompany her during driving lessons so that she and her male instructor are not left alone together without a third party presence".

‘Driving Lessons’ stars Linda Kiani, Alireza Sanifar, Salar Khamseh, and Sanaz Mesbah.  

Some of the latest accolades grabbed by ‘Driving Lessons’ are Best Short Narrative award from the 21st Through Women’s Eyes Int’l Film Festival (TWE) as well as the Best Long Narrative award from the 42 Annual Big Muddy Film Festival, both held in the US.

This year on August, ‘Driving Lessons’ will be also entering the competition at the 2020 Cine Invisible (Festival International Film Sozialak 2020 Bilbao) in Spain.

To know more about the international film festivals where Riahi’s flick made an appearance, click here.

All selected finalists in the short films section of the festival will be eligible to enter the 2021 Oscars competition via the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival Oscar Qualifying Screenings.

MANHATTAN SHORT also holds a screenplay competition for short films, as well as a Musical Artist competition.

The 2020 edition of the festival is slated for September 24 - October 11.

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