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. Arcipelago Film Festival, Italy (4 – 10 December, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  15. Laceno D’Oro, Italy (5 – 10 December, 2017)
    Official Selection
  16. Zubroffka – International Short Film Festival, Poland (6 – 10 December, 2017)
    World Wide Shorts Competition Special Mention
  17. Iran Film Festival, South-Korea (15 – 17 December, 2017)
    Official selection
  18. Antarctic Short, Documentary and Animation Film Festival, Antarctic (2017)
    Official Selection
  19. ÍRÁN:CI – Festival of Iranian Films, Czech Republic (9 – 14 January, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  20. Minimalen Short Film Festival, Norway (23 – 28, January 2018)
    International Competition & Iran Now Won: Audience Award
  21. Wisconsin Iranian Film Festival, United States (17 – 25 February, 2018)
    Official Selection
  22. Cairo International Women’s Film Festival, Egypt (3 – 9, March 2018)
    Official Short Film Selection
  23. REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada (14 – 18 March, 2018)
    Official Competition Special Mention Quebec Critics Aqcc
  24. Glasgow Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (14 – 18 March, 2018)
    International Competition
  25. Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg, Germany (14 – 21 March, 2018)
    International Competition
  26. Landshut Short Film Festival, Germany (14 – 19 March, 2018)
    Official Competition
  27. Kino Pavasaris – Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania (15 – 29 March, 2018)
    Out of competition
  28. Corto Nero, Italy (17 – 18 March, 2018)
    Official Selection
  29. Akbank Short Film Festival, Turkey (19 – 29 March, 2018)
    Out-of-Competition: Perspective
  30. New Directors/New Films, United States (28 March – 8 April, 2018)
    Official Selection
  31. Cortisonici – International Film Festival, Italy (1 – 8 April, 2018)
    International Competition Special Mention
  32. Cleveland International Film Festival, United States (4 – 15 April, 2018)
    Shorts Competition
  33. Florida Film Festival, United States (6 – 15 April, 2018)
    International Shorts
  34. Internationale Festival Zeichen der Nacht, Germany (7 – 9 April, 2018)
    International Competition Special Mention
  35. IFEMA International Female Film Festival Malmö, Sweden (9 – 15 April, 2018)
    Official Selection
  36. Festival Internazionale Segni Della Notte, Italy (11 – 13 April, 2018)
    Short Film Competition Won: The Signs Award
  37. Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (11 – 15 April, 2018)
    International Competition
  38. Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, United States (12 – 18 April, 2018)
    Official Selection
  39. International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva, Switzerland (21 – 29 April, 2018)
    International Competition Won: Award FIFOG D’Argent
  40. Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival, Germany (25 – 29 April, 2018)
    Short Fiction Film Competition
  41. Brussels Short Film Festival, Belgium (25 April – 6 May, 2018)
    International Competition
  42. Montclair Film Festival, United States (26 April – 6 May, 2018)
    Official Selection
  43. Solar Cinema Malta – Touring Festival, Malta (1 May – 10 October, 2018)
  44. Cefalù film festival, Italy (1 May – 31 December, 2018)
    Short Film Competition
  45. Maryland Film Fest, United States (2 – 6 May, 2018)
    Shorts Selection
  46. Human Rights Arts and Film Festival Melbourne, Australia (4 – 18 May, 2018)
    Official Selection
  47. Underexposed Film Festival YC, United States (9 – 12 May, 2018)
    Official Selection
  48. Nashville Film Festival, United States (10 – 19 May, 2018)
    Official Selection
  49. Imagineindia – International Film Festival, Spain (17 – 31 May, 2018)
    Short Film Competition
  50. Il Varco Film Festival, Italy (26 – 27 May, 2018)
    Competition
  51. VIS Vienna Shorts, Austria (29 May – 4 June, 2018)
    International Competition Fiction & Documentary
  52. Internationale Festival Signs of the Night, Thailand (2 – 10 June, 2018)
    Official Selection Won: Special Mention International Jury
  53. Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba International Film Festival, Brazil (6 – 14 June. 2018)
    Shorts Competition
  54. Norwegian Short Film Festival Grimstad, Norway (13 – 17 June, 2018)
    International Short Film Competition
  55. Art Film Fest, Slovakia (15 – 23 June, 2018)
    International Competition of Short Films
  56. Shanghai International Film Festival, China (16 – 25 June, 2018)
    Short Film Panorama
  57. Palm Springs International ShortFest, United States (19 – 25 June, 2018)
    Official Selection
  58. Capodarco L’altro Festival, Italy (19 – 24 June, 2018)
    Short Fiction Films
  59. Shorts International Film Festival, Italy (29 June – 7 July)
    Maremetraggio Section
  60. Bašta Fest, Serbia (5 – 8 July, 2018)
    Official Competition
  61. Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal (14 – 22 July, 2018)
    International Competition
  62. Cisterna Film Festival, Italy (19 – 22 July, 2018)
    Competition
  63. Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival, Greece (20 – 26 July, 2018)
    Official Selection
  64. Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico (20 – 29 July, 2018)
    Official Selection Special Mention Signis Award
  65. Film Caravan Festival, Italy (25 – 28 July, 2018)
    Official Selection
  66. Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo (3 – 11 August, 2018)
    Retrospective Ali Asgari & Farnoosh Samadi
  67. Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art, Ukraine (6 – 12 August, 2018)
    International Competition
  68. Still Voices Festival, United States (16 – 19 August, 2018)
    Official Selection
  69. Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt, Germany (16 – 20 August, 2018)
    Official Selection
  70. Concorto Film Festival, Italy (18 – 25 August, 2018)
    Official Competition
  71. Persian International Film Festival, Australia (30 August – 9 September, 2018)
    Competition
  72. Pancevo Film Festival, Serbia (5 – 9 September, 2018)
    Official Selection
  73. Wathann Film Festival, Myanmar (5 – 10 September, 2018)
    Signs of the Night selection
  74. Bueu International Short Film Festival, Spain (7 – 15 September, 2018)
    International Section Won: Best Script
  75. Middle Coast Film Festival, United States (21 – 23 September, 2018)
    Official SelectionWon: Best Director
  76. Iranian Film Festival – San Francisco, United States (22 – 23 September, 2018)
    Official SelectionWon: Best Actress
  77. Encounters Festival, United Kingdom (25 – 30 September, 2018)
    Competition
  78. Olhares do Mediterrâneo, Portugal (27 – 30 September, 2018)
    Official Selection
  79. Reykjavík International Film Festival, Iceland (27 September – 7 October, 2018)
    International Shorts Competition
  80. Tacoma Film Festival, United States (4 – 11 October, 2018)
    International Competition
  81. Festival Internationale Signes de Nuit, France (4 – 14 October, 2018)
    Official Selection
  82. Drunken Film Fest Oakland, United Stated (7 – 12 October, 2018)
    Official Selection
  83. Bridge of Arts, Russia (10 – 14 October, 2018)
    Out of competition shorts
  84. Visioni Corte International Short Film Festival, Italy (15 – 20 October, 2018)
    CortoFiction International Competition
  85. Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, United States (17 – 21 October, 2018)
    Official Selection
  86. Film.Spiele International Short Film Festival, Germany (20 – 21 October, 2018)
    Official Competition
  87. Kaohsiung Film Festival, Taiwan (19 October – 4 November, 2018)
    International Short Film Competition
  88. Leeds International Film Festival, United Kingdom (1 – 15 November, 2018)
    International Short Film Competition

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