Alalamalislami: Iran’s ‘Story of a Rainy Night’ has won two awards at the 2015 edition of the Fear No Film Festival in the US.
Directed by Mehdi Fard-Qaderi, the short film received the event’s Grand Jury Best of Show and the Audience Award Applauding awards.
“Story of a Rainy Night” was praised for using a different approach in presenting filling the gap between the reality of family relations in Iran and the West’s demonizing media reports with sincere emotion and empathy.
Fard-Qaderi’s 24-minute film is produced by Iran’s Youth Cinema Association and narrates the story of an elderly man who is celebrating his birthday and takes a new look at the relationships among his grown children.
It has been screened and awarded in numerous international film festivals, including the Hollywood Festival of New Cinema and the 9th annual Colony Film Festival in Marietta, Ohio.
Mehdi Fard-Qaderi is one of Iran’s promising filmmakers who has directed several successful short films so far. His films have been screened in numerous national and international festivals.
‘Alternation,’ ‘Gramophone,’ ‘Shadow of Fog’ and ‘Life of the Sun’ are among his better known productions.
Fear No Film Festival is a short film and video festival which is held as part of the Utah Arts Festival, one of the largest, most culturally rich artistic events in the western United States.
The 2015 edition of Fear No Film Festival was held from June 25 to 28, presenting more than 60 short films and documentaries from across the globe.