Gaze

A film by: Farnoosh Samadi

On her way back from work a woman witnesses something happening in the bus and she has to decide if she reveals it or not.

Country: Iran, Italy
Length: 14’ 28”
Completion: 08/2017
Genre: fiction
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Persian
Subtitles: English

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Festivals:

  1. Locarno Festival, Switzerland (2 – 12 August, 2017)
    Padi di Domani
  2. Duhok International Film Festival, Iraq (9 – 16 September)
    International Short Film Competition Won: Special Jury Award World Short Film
  3. Busan International Film Festival, Korea (12 – 21 October, 2017)
    Short Film Showcase
  4. Timishort Film Festival, Romania (12 – 15 October, 2017)
    International Competition Won: Timishort Trophy For The Best Film
  5. Tehran International Short Film Festival, Iran (17 – 22 October, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  6. QCinema International Film Festival, Philippines (19 – 28 October, 2017)
    International Short Film Showcase
  7. Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain (21 – 28 October, 2017)
    Official Section Won: Golden Spike for Best Short Film
  8. Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden (23 – 29 October, 2017)
    International Competition Won: Audience Award
  9. AFI Fest, United States (9 – 16 November, 2017)
    Official Selection Won: Grand Jury Award for Live Action Short
  10. EKADESHMA International Short Film Festival, Nepal (16 – 19 November, 2017)
    Official Selection
  11. Crossing The Screen, United Kingdom (23 – 26 November, 2017)
    Competition
  12. Torino Film Festival, Italy (24 November – 2 December, 2017)
    Official Shorts Selection
  13. International Short Film Festival Leuven, Belgium (2 – 9 December, 2017)
    European Competition
  14. Zubroffka – International Short Film Festival, Poland (6 – 10 December, 2017)
    World Wide Shorts Competition Special Mention
  15. Iran Film Festival, South-Korea (15 – 17 December, 2017)
    Official selection
  16. Antarctic Short, Documentary and Animation Film Festival, Antarctic (2017)
    Official Selection
  17. ÍRÁN:CI – Festival of Iranian Films, Czech Republic (9 – 14 January, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  18. Minimalen Short Film Festival, Norway (23 – 28, January 2018)
    International Competition & Iran Now Won: Audience Award
  19. Wisconsin Iranian Film Festival, United States (17 – 25 February, 2018)
    Official Selection
  20. REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada (14 – 18 March, 2018)
    Official Competition Special Mention
  21. Glasgow Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (14 – 18 March, 2018)
    International Competition
  22. Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg, Germany (14 – 21 March, 2018)
    International Competition
  23. Landshut Short Film Festival, Germany (14 – 19 March, 2018)
    Official Competition
  24. Kino Pavasaris – Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania (15 – 29 March, 2018)
    Out of competition
  25. Corto Nero, Italy (17 – 18 March, 2018)
    Official Selection
  26. Akbank Short Film Festival, Turkey (19 – 29 March, 2018)
    Out-of-Competition: Perspective
  27. New Directors/New Films, United States (28 March – 8 April, 2018)
    Official Selection
  28. Cortisonici – International Film Festival, Italy (1 – 8 April, 2018)
    International Competition Special Mention
  29. Cleveland International Film Festival, United States (4 – 15 April, 2018)
    Shorts Competition
  30. Florida Film Festival, United States (6 – 15 April, 2018)
    International Shorts
  31. Internationale Festival Zeichen der Nacht, Germany (7 – 9 April, 2018)
    International Competition Special Mention
  32. IFEMA International Female Film Festival Malmö, Sweden (9 – 15 April, 2018)
    Official Selection
  33. Festival Internazionale Segni Della Notte, Italy (11 – 13 April, 2018)
    Short Film Competition Won: The Signs Award
  34. Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (11 – 15 April, 2018)
    International Competition
  35. Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, United States (12 – 18 April, 2018)
    Official Selection
  36. International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva, Switzerland (21 – 29 April, 2018)
    International Competition Won: Award FIFOG D’Argent
  37. Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival, Germany (25 – 29 April, 2018)
    Short Fiction Film Competition
  38. Brussels Short Film Festival, Belgium (25 April – 6 May, 2018)
    International Competition
  39. Montclair Film Festival, United States (26 April – 6 May, 2018)
    Official Selection
  40. Solar Cinema Malta – Touring Festival, Malta (1 May – 10 October, 2018)
  41. Cefalù film festival, Italy (1 May – 31 December, 2018)
    Short Film Competition
  42. Maryland Film Fest, United States (2 – 6 May, 2018)
    Shorts Selection
  43. Human Rights Arts and Film Festival Melbourne, Australia (4 – 18 May, 2018)
    Official Selection
  44. Underexposed Film Festival YC, United States (9 – 12 May, 2018)
    Official Selection
  45. Nashville Film Festival, United States (10 – 19 May, 2018)
    Official Selection
  46. Imagineindia – International Film Festival, Spain (17 – 31 May, 2018)
    Short Film Competition
  47. VIS Vienna Shorts, Austria (29 May – 4 June, 2018)
    International Competition Fiction & Documentary
  48. Internationale Festival Signs of the Night, Thailand (2 – 10 June, 2018)
    Official Selection Won: Special Mention International Jury
  49. Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba International Film Festival, Brazil (6 – 14 June. 2018)
    Shorts Competition
  50. Norwegian Short Film Festival Grimstad, Norway (13 – 17 June, 2018)
    International Short Film Competition
  51. Art Film Fest, Slovakia (15 – 23 June, 2018)
    International Competition of Short Films
  52. Shanghai International Film Festival, China (16 – 25 June, 2018)
    Short Film Panorama
  53. Palm Springs International ShortFest, United States (19 – 25 June, 2018)
    Official Selection
  54. Capodarco L’altro Festival, Italy (19 – 24 June, 2018)
    Short Fiction Films
  55. Bašta Fest, Serbia (5 – 8 July, 2018)
    Official Competition
  56. Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal (14 – 22 July, 2018)
    International Competition
  57. Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival, Greece (20 – 26 July, 2018)
    Official Selection
  58. Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico (20 – 29 July, 2018)
    Official Selection
  59. Film Caravan Festival, Italy (25 – 28 July, 2018)
    Official Selection

Director: Farnoosh Samadi
Screenplay: Ali Asgari, Farnoosh Samadi
Producer: Three Gardens: Pouria Heidary Oureh
Cinematographer: Ashkan Ashkani
Sound Recording: Davood Gholipour
Sound Design: Hossein Ghorchian
Editor: Yalda Jebelli
Composer: Navid Fashami
Costume & Set Designer: Samaneh Hakimi, Sajad Khodae
Cast: Marzieh Vafamehr, Amirreza Ranjbaran,Pedram Ansari, Safoura Kazempour, Gholamreza Rahimi, Mehrdad Mohammadi, Kiana Asadi, Mehran Elhamifar, Babak Karimi