Directed by Mirabbas Khosravinejad, the Iranian film tells the story of a young woman whose husband has recently passed away.
She lives with her two young children in a village and protects a herd of sheep against the attack of thieves at night.
‘Forouzan’ has so far gone on screen at many global events, including the High Peak Independent Film Festival in the UK, the FRESCO International Film Festival in Armenia, the Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival in the US, the Religion Today Film Festival in Italy, and the Melbourne City Independent Film Awards in Australia.
The film received Best Short Film Award at the Astoria Film Festival, honorable mention at the Independent Shorts Awards in the US, jury prize at the International Film Festival of Sriganganagar in India, special jury award for Best Cinematography at the International Charity Film Festival “Radiant Angel” in Russia, and Mention for Best Director at the Global India International Film Festival in India.
Most recently, ‘Forouzan’ won Special Jury Award at the Shahu International Film Festival in India and Best Film Award at the Fredonia Film Festival in the US.
According to the Macau filmfest’s official website, “it awards the best short films in Fiction, Documentary, and Animation worldwide, motivating local productions and encouraging overseas productions to compete in Macau."
The event, previously known as Sound & Image Challenge International Festival, is slated for December 1-8, 2020.