Farshid Akhlaghipour - Short Films

Farshid Akhlaghipour
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Blind Owl Wedding Hall
Say it before you are changed...maybe an owl. A young boy & girl get friends, but can't continue their relationship. Awards: - 2011: Best Short Film Award , 28th Fajr…
Station 44
A man, a woman, and the man who believes he has seen the woman before. Awards: - 2011: Nominee of the best film for "Station 44", Urban Film Festival, Tehran,…
Evaporation
It is not magic, but you can put all of your life in a glass of water. Participation: - 2012: 4th Seoul international Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival Participation: -…
Abortion
A 14 year old Iranian child bride is sold to a decrepit drug addict by her impoverished family. Now she is Pregnant.
Suppose we Should Honor Death
A famous Iranian singer who was devoting all his life to his brother's family, died in an earthquake. Awards: - 2010: Best Cinematography Award, Hamghadam Short Film Festival, France, Paris…

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Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? - Pitääkö mun kaikki hoitaa?
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