LINZ INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BY
11 TO 14 OCTOBER 20 18 AT THE MOVIEMENTO LINZ
The first film festival in Upper Austria especially for short films on an international level shows in its first edition already more than 100 selected films in 4 categories from about 40 nations.
The concept of festival director Parisa Ghasemi was convincing. This is shown by the almost 800 submissions from which 114 favourites were selected and shown on 4 festival days in the Linz Moviemento in October.
“With the International Short Film Festival we want to appeal equally to filmmakers and film lovers, show worldwide short film trends and give the opportunity for exchange and networking on an international level. Both award-winning films by established filmmakers and great works by potential new talents were selected,” explains initiator Parisa Ghasemi, who is herself an active filmmaker and currently attends the Time Based Media course at the University of Art in Linz.
JURY OF EXPERTS AWARDS PRIZES TO THE BEST WORKS IN FOUR CATEGORIES
A top-class jury consisting of the multiple award-winning filmmaker Farnoosh Samadi, member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (better known as “Oscars”), this year’s Cannes winner Lucia Bulgheroni and the four-time winner of the German Camera Award Sorin Dragoi will award prizes in the four categories “Fiction”, “Documentation”, “Experimental” & Animation” as well as a national Austrian award at the end of the festival.
MASTERCLASS WITH HAYEDEH SAFIYARI
The festival will also include a workshop in the form of a master class with the award-winning editor and member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Hayedeh SafiYari. Details on participation will follow.
Editing of films such as “A Separation” (Oscar winner), winner of the Asia’s Best Editor’s Award.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW LINZ INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
11 – 14 October 2018 at the Moviemento Linz
114 films on 4 days in the Moviemento Linz
Official opening ceremony at the Moviemento on 11 October 2018
Nightlines with concerts and parties at OK Mediendeck and other venues during the festival
Award ceremony for the winning films and award ceremony on 14 October 2018
Masterclass/ Workshop film editing by Hayedeh SafiYari
Screening and Talk with jury member Farnoosh Samadi
Screening and Talk with jury member Lucia Bulgheroni
Parisa Ghasemi – Festival Director
Silvia Gschwandtner – Press & Social Media
Website: www.linzisfilmfestival.com & Facebook
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