• Wed / 15 July 2020 / 16:25
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2 Iranian films invited to Melbourne Film Festival

2 Iranian films invited to Melbourne Film Festival

Tehran (ISNA) – Two Iranian films are invited to 2020 Melbourne International Film Festival, which has moved online due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The virtual festival, titled MIFF 68 ½, will run from August 6-23 and marks the first time Australia’s biggest film festival will not take place since its launch in 1952.

The selection comprises 74 features and 44 shorts from 56 countries.

Iranian film “Just 6.5” directed by Saeed Roustaee and Iranian documentary “Sunless Shadows” directed by Mehrdad Oskouei are selected as the representatives of Iran’s cinema at the festival.

“Just 6.5” has already attended a number of international festivals around the world and won several international awards including the Best Director and the Best Actor awards from Tokyo International Film Festival.

“Sunless Shadows” has also participated in several festivals and already won awards such as the best director award at International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam and honorable mention at Big Sky film festival in the US.

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