33rd TISFF International Main Competition Introduction: The Silence

33rd TISFF International Main Competition Introduction: The Silence

“The Silence”

Director: Farnoosh Samadi, Ali Asgari

Country: Italy


Ali Asgari:

Ali Asgari was born in Tehran, Iran. He is a graduated of cinema in Italy and began his career as an assistant director. He is an alumnus of Berlinale Talent Campus 2013 and His short film “More Than Two Hours” was in competition at Festival De Cannes 2013 and Sundance Film festival 2014. His short film “The Baby” was premiered in competition of Venice Film Festival 2014. “The Silence” is his recent short film and first short film which was made out of Iran which had its world premiere in competition at Festival De Cannes. His short films were screened in more than 500 festivals around the world and won in sum more than 100 international awards. He also developed the script of His first feature film “Disappearance” at Cinefondation Residence of Cannes Film Festival.


Tonight is not a good night for dying (Iran – 2011)

Barbie (Iran – 2012)

More than two hours (Iran – 2013)

The Baby (Italy – Iran, 2014)

The pain (France – Iran, 2015)

The Silence (Italy – France, 2016)

In The Same Garden (Vika Segment) 2016

Farnoosh Samadi

Farnoosh Samadi was born in Iran. She is graduated from Fine Art Academy in Rome. She started filmmaking at Iranian youth cinema society and after that she made some video installations. She is the scriptwriter for the short films “More Than Two Hours” directed by Ali Asgari which was nominated for a Palme d’Or at Cannes 2013, “The Baby” which was premiered in Short film competition at Venice Film Festival 2014 and some other short films. She is currently co-writing a feature film with Ali Asgari which is accepted at Cinefondation Residence of Cannes Film Festival. The Silence is her first short film which had its world premiere in competition at Cannes Film Festival 2016.


Selections and Awards: 


Festival de Cannes (Short Film Competition) – France May 2016

Guanajuato Film Festival – Mexico July 2016

Cannes in Milan – Italy July 2016

Melbourne Film Festival – Australia August 2016

DokuFest Film festival – Kosovo August 2016

Sarajevo Film Festival – Bosnia August 2016

Concorto Film Festival – Italy August 2016

Riace in Festival – Italy August 2016

Molise Film Festival – Italy August 2016

Festival Phare – France August 2016

Sao Paulo Short Film Festival – Brazil September 2016

Festival du Film Français d’Helvétie – Switzerland September 2016  

Calgary International Film Festival – Canada September 2016

Duhok Film Festival – Kurdistan Iraq September 2016

Adana Golden Boll Film Festival – Turkey September 2016

Uppsala Film Festival – Sweden October 2016

Hamptons Film Festival – USA October 2016

Courts Bouillon – France October 2016

Valladolid Film Festival – Seminci – Spain October 2016

BFI London Film Festival – UK October 2016

Timishort Film Festival – Romania October 2016

MedFilm Festival – Tunisia October 2016

Festival du film méditéranéen Tanger – Morocco October 2016            

Carthage Film Festival – Tunisia October 2016            

Kaohsiung Film Festival – Taiwan October 2016  

Cinemed –Montpellier Film Festival – France October 2016    

Nice Film Festival – France October 2016                                          

Braunschweig International Film Festival – Germany November 2016

Tehran International Short Film Festival – Iran November 2016

Leeds Film Festival – UK November 2016

Les Enfants Terribles Film Festival – Belgium November 2016

Ciné Abitibi-Témiscamingue Film Festival – Canada November 2016  

Festival de Cinéma Jeune Public – Switzerland November 2016  

Doha Film Institute / Ajyal Youth Film Festival – Qatar December 2016    

Corto Imola Film Festival – Italy December 2016


Best Film Made by a Woman at Guanajuato Film festival (Mexico – 2016)

Signis Award of Guanajuato Film festival (Mexico – 2016)

Best Film of Riace in Festival (Italy – 2016)

Best Film of Festival du Film Français d’Helvétie (Switzerland – 2016)  

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