After the Class

German Premiere

Screenings: Friday, June 21, 21:00 and Monday, June 24, 19:00 (Monopol-Kino)


Country of Origin / Land: Iran
Year of Production / Jahr: 2012
Duration / Länge: 12′
Category / Kategorie: Fiction
Language / Sprache: Persian with English subtitles

Director / Regie: Fereshteh Parnian
Screenplay / Drehbuch: Fereshteh Parnian, Sahand Kabiri, Aryan Mozafari
Cinematographer / Kamera: Mouhamadreza Jahan Panah
Music / Musik: Amir Hossein Norouz Naseri
Editor / Schnitt: Fereshteh Parnian
Producer / Produktion: Fereshteh Parnian
Cast / Darsteller: Fereshteh Sadr Orafaei, Sadaf Sadri

Synopsis: On the same day that Mrs Ansari, a high school teacher is promoted to be the school’s principal, her young daughter shows up to inform her of her unexpected decision.
Inhalt: Am selben Tag als die Highschool Lehrerin Mrs. Ansari zur Direktorin befördert wird, taucht ihre junge Tochter auf, um ihr von eine unerwarteten Entscheidung zu berichten.

Festivals: Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Brussels Short Film Festival, Format Court, Seen&Heard Film Festival, Middle East – Bang! Short Film Festival


The Wind is Blowing on My Street (Dar Kouche baad miayad)

German Premiere

Screenings: Thursday, June 16, 19:00 and Saturday, June 18, 21:00 (SWEET)


Country of Origin: Iran, USA
Year of Production: 2010
Duration: 16′
Category: Fiction

Director: Saba Riazi
Screenplay: Saba Riazi
Cinematographer: Touraj Aslani
Editor: Saba Riazi
Music: Lhasa de Sela, Mohsen Namjoo
Producer: Mohammad Hosseini

Synopsis: A young girl in Tehran accidentally gets left on the street with no head scarf. She is forced to interact with who keeps her company in an environment where her mishap could equal trouble.
Inhalt: In einem langen ruhigen Fluss erzählt die Iranerin Saba Riazi die Geschichte einer jungen Frau, die durch einen Windstoß ausgesperrt wird und so ohne Kopftuch auf der Straße steht. Sie kommt mit einem jungen Mann ins Gespräch, der ihre Gesellschaft nicht meidet, obwohl ihr Missgeschick ihr viel Ärger einbringen kann.

Festivals: Filmcaravan Festival, Italy; Los Angeles Film Festival, California; Block Cinema Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art Northwestern University; Brussels short Film Festival; Herning Film Festival, Denmark; Athens short Film Festival, Ohio; Middle East Now, Milano, Italy; Washington West Film Festival; Aspen Film Festival, Colorado; Breda Film Festival, Netherlands, Sundance Film Festival
Awards: Best Student Film Award, Aspen short film festival, Colorado; Semifinalist for Student Academy Awards 2011; Sound Design, Screenwriting and Original Score Award and in First Run Film Festival; National Board of Review motion pictures (NBR) grant; Special Jury Mention at Clermont Film Festival, France


Focal Point

German Premiere

Screenings: Friday, June 18, 21:00 and Tuesday, June 22, 19:00 (SOUR)


Country of Origin / Land: Malaysia, Iran
Year of Production / Jahr: 2009
Duration / Länge: 12’36“
Category / Kategorie: Fiction

Director / Regie: Alireza Khatami, Ali Seiffouri
Screenplay / Drehbuch: Alireza Khatami
Cinematographer / Kamera: Filus Ghazali
Editor / Schnitt: Alireza Khatami, Hoda Hajizadeh
Producer / Produktion: Alireza Khatami
Cast / Darsteller: Patrick Teoh, Min Chan, Evi Abdul Jabar, Eka Abdul Jabar, Mina Jazayeri

Synopsis: An old photographer has a magical camera, a legacy from his ancestors. People come to him to find out who their soul mate are. It is not always a happy story when a couple discovers they are not meant for each other. Once in a while he takes his own pictures to add to the growing collection os his loved one’s photograph. Then one day she herself shows up. Fearing that he might not appear in her photograph he lays awake at night. Next day he places his own photograph in the package that he has to hands to her.
Inhalt: Ein alter und einsamer Fotograf hat eine magische Kamera, die Seelenverwandte zeigt. Eines Tages versucht er seine eigene Seelenfreundin zu finden.

Festivals & Awards: Cinemanila International Film Festival Philippine 2009 (Best SEA Short Film Award), International Film & Photo Festival of Students Iran 2010, SFF-rated Athens Intl Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival Greece 2010, Image Of The Year Film Festival Iran 2010, Spectrum Shorts – Rotterdam International Film Festival Netherlands 2010, FAJR International Film Festival Iran 2010, International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand France 2010