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First Persian Independent Experimental Short Film Festival

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The call for the first Persian Independent Experimental Short Film Festival has been published. In the heart of the Iranian capital, Tehran, the first online event of the Persian independent experimental short film festival focusing on world peace and Covid 19 as well as alternative filmmaking will be held freely.
Experimental filmmakers and Experimental music video makers can participate.

This festival is held online by the Zabt art group and under the secretary of Omid Mahdavi, which will be screened exclusively after selecting the works on. the Zabt Studio YouTube platform. Interaction with the audience will also be created through Instagram, voting for each short film will be done and artists in different fields will be introduced.
It is hoped that the artists will participate in this festival and show their works. Another goal of the festival is the independence of young filmmakers and the support of new talents. Low-cost filmmaking, even mobile phones can attend the festival.

Aims of the festival:

  • Strengthening the position of short film as an independent and thoughtful current in cinema
  • Identifying and introducing cinematic talents
  • Improving cinematic knowledge and skills
  • Strengthening the economic cycle of short film by creating domestic and foreign marketing fields
  • Expanding and attracting short film audiences

In each group,
the best experimental film,
the best experimental music video,
the best art video,
the appreciation of the best male and female actor
the selected film of the audience

Acceptance conditions:

  • Films that are their first world screening will be given priority.
  • Acceptable versions: DCP, Apple ProRes 4444, Full HD file with English subtitles
  • Film production date: 2020 — 2021
  • The maximum movie time is 30 minutes.
  • The festival application form must be completed by the film producer (s) or legal distributor.
  • Acceptance of the conditions set forth in the regulations
  • The festival secretary decides on all unforeseen events.
  • Participating in the festival means accepting all the rules of the festival.
  • Note: Registration and submission of works in the festival is only possible online.
  • Films that enter the competition must have English subtitles.
  • Films that do not meet the required technical standards will be excluded from the competition at the discretion of the festival secretariat.
  • After sending the films to the festival, it is not possible to remove them from the festival program.
  • Completing the application form to participate in the festival means accepting all the announced rules.
  • Films made by institutions and organizations or from public and governmental sources will only be available for online display if a written agreement is reached between them and the written consent of the owner or legal owners of the film.
  • Films that make it to the competition will receive a certificate of participation in the festival.

To register, just use the following link:

Schedule of the festival :
Announcing the call 28 August
The deadline for submitting works is November 15
announcing the nominated names December 8
The festival will be held from December 9 to 16

Instagram: Zabtstudio
The First Persian Independant Experimental Short Film Festival
[email protected]
Youtube Channel:
Artists and art lovers should note that you must subscribe to the YouTube channel to be informed of new news as well as the closing ceremony live.


Monday, November 15, 2021 (All day)

Exhibition dates: 

Thursday, December 9, 2021 (All day) to Thursday, December 16, 2021 (All day)

Contact Email: 

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