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Taiwan’s Kaohsiung filmfest to take Iranian ‘Exam’

The 2020 Kaohsiung Film Festival in Taiwan is to present Iran’s ‘Exam’.

The 2020 edition of the Kaohsiung Film Festival (KFF) in Taiwan has set to screen Iranian short flick ‘Exam’.

Directed by Sonia Haddad, the short film narrates the story of a girl named Sadaf who has forebodings for the exam she is going to take.

But today, instead of going to school, she must deliver a package of illegal drugs to a client and gets caught in a weird cycle of events.

‘Exam’ has grabbed awards such as the AFI fest award which made the title qualified for the short film category of the 2021 Oscars. The 35th Sundance Film Festival in the US also honored the flick’s star Sadaf Asgari with the Special Jury Award.

Scheduled to go on screen at several events, including the Loudoun Arts Film Festival in the US and the Tirana International Film Festival in Albania, Haddad’s work received a special mention at the 21st ShorTS International Film Festival in Italy and Best Short Award at the 42nd Créteil International Women's Film Festival in France.

The flick has also competed at many other film events , including the Landshut Kurzfilm Festival in Germany, the Annapolis Film Festival in the US, the Film Fest Sundsvall in Sweden, the Brattleboro Women’s Film Festival in the US, and the Skepto International Film Festival in Italy.

The KFF is a film festival held annually in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.

Established in 2001, the festival screens both locally produced and international films, in all genres and lengths.

The festival also has an international competition section where it hands out awards for outstanding short films.

The 2020 KFF is scheduled to take place on October 16-November 1 and the winners will be announced on October 24.

Read more:

Kaohsiung Film Festival to screen Iran’s ‘The Visit’

Iranian short ‘Exam’ qualifies for Oscars 2021

‘Exam’ wins award at Sundance Film Festival

Iran’s ‘Exam’ grabs award in France

Italy’s ShorTS honors Iranian short film ‘Exam’

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