Iranians have a longstanding passion for film. Yesterday was the premier of the 30th Tehran International Short Film Festival (TISFF).
Over 4,400 Iranian and foreign films were submitted to the Film Festival said the secretary Hashem Mirzakhani.
Iran’s Head of Cinema Organisation, Hojatollah Ayoubi, renoun film Iranain filmmaker, Mohammad Mehdi Asgarpour were among those who attened the opening night held in Tehran’s Mellat Pardis Cinema Complex.
The Iranian favourites include The City I Know by Ehsan Masoumi, Secret of a Stature by Farshad Ektesabi, Taftan by Houshang Mirzaei and Mangroves by Abdolaziz Qasemi.
Organised by the Iranian Young Cinema Society (IYCS), the Tehran International Short Film Festival is scheduled to run until the 20th of October, 2013.