Iranian films at the 7th New York Winter Film Awards


Three short films from Iran are in international competition section of the 7th New York Winter Film Awards in New York City .

New York Winter Film Awards supports Indie film from around the world. Submitted films could be from any genres, but the emphasis is on highlighting the work of women and underrepresented filmmakers. The rapidly growing Festival – which was recently voted as one of the Top 10 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway – seeks to have a diverse collection of creative indie films, ranging from narrative features to short films, from documentaries to animation, and from music videos to web series and even horror films. This year 653 films submitted, and 93 international films were selected to compete at the festival.

The 7th Annual celebration of independent film will be held February 22 – March 3, 2018 in New York city.
Seyed Moslem Tabatabaei’s “Light Sight” participates in Short Animation category and , Mohammad Pustindouz’s “Gray Umbrella” and Mohamad Bakhshi’s “Are You Volleyball?” in Live Action Short Competition.

Azadeh Nikzadeh and Bita Elahian, Iranian-American filmmakers are among Judges for 7th New York Winter Film Awards.


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Bita Elahian

Bita Elahian, is an Iranian-Americans filmmaker and producer, who is currently living in Los Angeles, CA. She is studying filmmaking at NewYork Academy(NYFA). Ms Elahian has received several awards in US and throughout the world for her exceptional directing in drama films. Currently, she is a member of New York Women in Film and Television and Women in Film LA. Elahian has also previously received an award for the Best Director position from the International Women Theatre in Iran.

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