64 Films from 32 Countries Vying in International Competition of 39th TISFF

Sixty-four shorts by filmmakers from 32 countries in the world are set to compete in the international category of the 39th Tehran International Short Film Festival, vying for the festival’s statue, the 2000-dollar Grand Prix granted by this cinematic event.

Tehran International Short Film Festival is a preliminary event to the Academy Awards, an Oscar-qualified festival, the 39th round of which is set to screen 64 shorts including fiction, documentary, animation, and experimental films from 32 countries such as the US, France, Chile, Argentina, Japan, Germany, Austria, China, England, Italy, Poland, Lebanon, Canada, Kyrgyzstan, India, Spain, Finland, Switzerland, Denmark, Thailand, Croatia, Hungary, the Philippines, Lithuania, Romania, Pakistan, Morocco, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Luxemburg, Iraq, Turkey, and Iran. Presided over by CEO of Iranian Youth Cinema Society Mehdi Azarpendar, the festival is slated to be held with in-person attendance, screening 64 films from 32 countries as well as 99 domestic films, from October 19-24, 2022, in Mellat Cinema Complex of Tehran.

The international affairs department of this cinematic event has released the line-up of international competition as the following:


“The Bones” by Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña from Chile

“Humans Are Dumber When Crammed Up Together” by Laurène Fernandez from France

“Pasajero (Passenger)” by Juan Pablo Zaramella from Argentina

“Disconnected Head” by Andreas Hans Duerr from Germany

“How I Grew Up” by Yufei Liu from China

“Magnified City” by Isaku Kaneko from Japan

“Merry Big Mess” with Group Directing from France

“Pinocchio” with Group Directing from France

“Absence” by Marc Héricher from France

“Salvation Has No Name” by Joseph Wallace from the UK

“Sprayer” by Farnoosh Abedi from Iran



“Sounds of Weariness” by Taymour Boulos from Lebanon

“The Empty Sphere” by Stéphanie Roland from the Federated States of Micronesia

“Black Wagon” by Adilet Karzhoev from Kyrgyzstan

“A Winter’s Elegy” by Aakash Chhabra from India

“Heimat” by Giovanni Montagnana from Italy

“Just 10 Watts” by Oier Fuentes from Spain



“Infinity” by Milan Zulic from Switzerland

“Antipode” by Oliver Folcarelli from Denmark

“In Memory of” by Mattia Bioli from Italy

“Please Leave a Message After the Tone” by Risto-Pekka Blom from      Finland

“Basin of Attraction” by Jonathan Pepe from France

“Esterno Giorno (Exterior day)” by Giulia Magno from Italy

“Parasite Family” by Prapat Jiwarangsan from Thailand

“Descartes (The Philosopher)” by Concha Barquero from Spain

“Tvornica filmova (Film Factory)” by Silvestar Kolbas from Croatia

“Lázadás (Revolt)” by Bálint Erkel from Hungary


“Mr. Van’s Room” by Ehsan Mirzai from Iran



“Senility” by Mattia Tognoni from Italy

“The Headhunter’s Daughter” by Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan from the Philippines

“Intercom 15” by Andrei Epure from Romania

“Murder Tongue” by Ali Sohail Jaura from Pakistan

“Tan” by Dery Prananda from Indonesia

“Fatjona” by Steve Bache from Germany

“The Rat” by Zhantemir Baimukhamedov from Kazakhstan

“Spring Days” by Imad Badi from Morocco

“Handstand” by Ovsanna Shekoyan from Armenia

“Mimine” by Simon Laganière from Canada

“Monsters” by Frank Tremblay from Canada

“Mother’s Day” by Patryk Kaflowski from Poland

“Old Windows” by paul hulbrook from the UK

“Invisible Border” by Mark Siegfried Gerstorfer from Austria

“Malabar” by Maximilian Badier-Rosenthal from France

“Same Old” by Lloyd Lee Choi from the US

“Aska” by Clara Milo from Canada

“Live” by Mara Tamkovich from Poland

“Voltige” by Michael Dousse from the US

“Between the Words” by Farid Ismaïl from Luxembourg

“Ali and His Miracle Sheep” by Maythem Ridha from Iraq and UK

“MOTHER’S DAY” by Patryk Kaflowski from Poland

“Falling Up” by Maryam Bakhtiari from Iran

“The Vent” by Masoud Hatami from Iran

“Najan” by Mohammad Mehdi Bagheri from Iran.


For more information: https://www.tisff.ir/en/

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