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Eighteen Islamic countries in Tehran short film fest PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 30 October 2010 08:16

Turkey, Lebanon and Singapore have the highest number of films sent by Muslim states with 38, 22 and 18 productions respectively.

"The festival's selection committee will choose the best films for the competition section," festival director Hashem Mirzakhani said.

Parviz Sheikhtadi, Seyyed Morteza Seyyedinejad and Milad Dokhanchi are this year's selection committee members.

According to Fars News Agency, the international films sent for this year's festival include 340 Asian, 1,783 European, 427 American, 140 African films as well as 49 shorts from the Asia-Pacific region.

France (411), Germany (213), Spain (188), UK (182) and Brazil (169) are the first five countries with the highest number of films sent for the international section.

Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) member states have also sent 43 productions with Turkey ranking first in the number of submissions.

Organized by the Iranian Young Cinema Society (IYCS), a member of the International Short Film Conference (ISFC), the 2010 TISFF will be held in national and international sections.

The annual event will be held from Nov. 19 to 24, screening narratives, documentaries, experimental and animated short films.

Some 92 films from 40 countries participated in last year's festival with Scotland's Last Regal King Size receiving the Best Feature Film Award of the International Section.

Curtsey:Press Tv

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