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:

  • Locarno Festival, Switzerland (2 – 12 August, 2017)
    Padi di Domani
  • Duhok International Film Festival, Iraq (9 – 16 September)
    International Short Film Competition Won: Special Jury Award World Short Film
  • Busan International Film Festival, Korea (12 – 21 October, 2017)
    Short Film Showcase
  • Timishort Film Festival, Romania (12 – 15 October, 2017)
    International Competition Won: Timishort Trophy For The Best Film
  • Tehran International Short Film Festival, Iran (17 – 22 October, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  • QCinema International Film Festival, Philippines (19 – 28 October, 2017)
    International Short Film Showcase
  • Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain (21 – 28 October, 2017)
    Official Section Won: Golden Spike for Best Short Film
  • Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden (23 – 29 October, 2017)
    International Competition Won: Audience Award
  • AFI Fest, United States (9 – 16 November, 2017)
    Official Selection Won: Grand Jury Award for Live Action Short
  • EKADESHMA International Short Film Festival, Nepal (16 – 19 November, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • Crossing The Screen, United Kingdom (23 – 26 November, 2017)
    Competition
  • Torino Film Festival, Italy (24 November – 2 December, 2017)
    Official Shorts Selection
  • International Short Film Festival Leuven, Belgium (2 – 9 December, 2017)
    European Competition
  • Zubroffka – International Short Film Festival, Poland (6 – 10 December, 2017)
    World Wide Shorts Competition Special Mention
  • Iran Film Festival, South-Korea (15 – 17 December, 2017)
    Official selection
  • Antarctic Short, Documentary and Animation Film Festival, Antarctic (2017)
    Official Selection
  • ÍRÁN:CI – Festival of Iranian Films, Czech Republic (9 – 14 January, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  • Minimalen Short Film Festival, Norway (23 – 28, January 2018)
    International Competition & Iran Now Won: Audience Award
  • Wisconsin Iranian Film Festival, United States (17 – 25 February, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada (14 – 18 March, 2018)
    Official Competition
  • Glasgow Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (14 – 18 March, 2018)
    International Competition
  • Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg, Germany (14 – 21 March, 2018)
    International Competition
  • Landshut Short Film Festival, Germany (14 – 19 March, 2018)
    Official Competition
  • Kino Pavasaris – Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania (15 – 29 March, 2018)
    Out of competition
  • New Directors/New Films, United States (28 March – 8 April, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Cleveland International Film Festival, United States (4 – 15 April, 2018)
    Shorts Competition
  • Florida Film Festival, United States (6 – 15 April, 2018)
    International Shorts
  • IFEMA International Female Film Festival Malmö, Sweden (9 – 15 April, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (11 – 15 April, 2018)
    International Competition
  • Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, United States (12 – 18 April, 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