World films come to local audience for Sahar International Short Film Festival

The fourth ‘Sahar International Short Film Festival’ will bring a host of films from around the world to a local audience this month.

This Short film festival will be held on Saturday, November 25 from 1pm until 5pm at the Oldham Library Performance Space.

The Festival organisers are Martin Gleeson and Sahar Ansari, while Director and creator is Mandana Ansari.

The programme consists of 20 recent short films submitted by established and emerging film makers from around the world, including: Spain, Italy, Brazil, Peru, Iran, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and the UK.

Mandana said: “The international foreign films give an opportunity to the local audience to learn about life and culture in other countries, faced with circumstances which they may never have experienced.

“We are sure people originally from those countries who come along by watching these short films will feel nostalgia and empathy.”

Both fiction and documentary short films will be screened, in the main category, competition programme, International, Contemporary Iranian Cinema, and Premiere.

All genres include animation, drama, narrative, experimental, science fiction, comedy, super natural thriller, and horror.

There will be Best Film awards will be chosen by audience vote and the panel of Sahar film critics.

A supporting programme of poetry and dance will follow, including Claddagh Irish Dancers, and local poets reciting their work with musical accompaniment.

More details about the Sahar Film Festival are available online and on Facebook. Admission is free of charge. Films are suitable for age 15 and above.


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