Cooperation between Khorshid Film Festival and Cellu l’art Film Festival in Germany is started

horshid Film Festival has just signed an agreement for two years of cooperation with cellu l’art Film Festival.

Khorshid Film Festival Public Relations reports that cooperation between two film festivals; Khorshid and cellu l’art; is started since 2019 for two years.

They agreed to select 6 films from each festival by curators of both festivals to screen at 7th Khorshid Independent Film Festival and 21th cellu l’art   Film Festival, also announce cooperation between two Iranian and German Film Festivals officially in 2019-2020.

For 2020-2021, both festivals planned forscreening the best films of each festival at 8th Khorshid Film Festival and 21th cellu l’art Film Festival as a special film block, organizing a press conference about the cooperation between two Iranian and German Film Festivals, official invitation for both Festival directors to attend in host festival during festival time and holding a specialized seminar or discussion panel about independent short Iranian and German films in both film festivals.

The agreement for second year of cooperation will be discussed after the first year of cooperation from both festivals and it is necessary to be agreed from both Festivals.

Background of cellu l’art Film Festival:

The Short Film Festival Jena was founded by a group of media science students in 1999. Back then the festival was supposed to keep film works from seminars from gathering dust in the University archives. The films were presented to the public in a short film night. The aim of the organization was and is bringing national and international short films to Jena. Since its premiere in 2000 the cellu l’art festival has managed to increase in all aspects. The number of spectators is growing rapidly, so has the duration of the festival as well as the number of film entries. Even the structure of the organization and the spectrum of the festival could be diversified making the festival the largest of its kind in Thuringia.

Not only has the competition drawn international attention to Jena, members of the jury have been Oscar-winning celebrities. Beginning in 2004 the festival featured a national focus that provides an insight into the short film culture of one specific country. So far a number of varied nationalities such as Denmark, Australia, Poland, India, Spain, Sweden, Scotland and South Korea have been part of the mix.

Members of the association are at large current or former students. All members share the enthusiasm for the medium short film and film in general as well as the ambition to make this passion for short film accessible to a larger audience. All members of the organization work in a voluntary capacity to make the festival and all the events possible with their devotion.

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