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Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival

farhang_horseNow in its fifth year, the 2013 Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival is accepting submissions.

Submissions period: November 1, 2012 through February 1, 2013

Calling on individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life to submit short films visualizing some aspect of Iranian art, culture, and heritage, Farhang Foundation’s annual online short film festival offers contestants the opportunity to compete for $10,000 (first prize), $5,000 (second prize), and $3,000 (third prize)

The award ceremony, during which the winning submissions will be screened before a live audience, will take place on March 16, 2013 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), which will include a red-carpet arrival, extensive media coverage of the event and the participating contestants, followed by a reception.

Submissions are to be less than 9 minutes in length, can be of any genre or style, visualizing any aspect of Iranian art, history, culture, crafts, geography, cuisine, or lifestyle that will inspire and spark the audience’s interest in learning more about Iranian culture. In keeping with the spirit of Farhang Foundation – a non-religious and non-political organization – it is advised that submissions refrain from endorsing or opposing any religious or political position.

All entries will be judged for creativity, quality, and originality by a diverse jury comprised of film industry professionals, academicians, and Farhang Foundation’s Film Festival Committee and Board of Trustees. Views expressed by the filmmakers do not represent those of Farhang Foundation or its Board Members and Management.

For more information, including submissions guidelines and deadlines, past winning films and filmmakers and much more, please visit the official Festival website at