SHAFAQNA -Â Five short films by Iranian directors will be screened in the 18th edition of the Religion Today Film Festival in Italy.
Sorahi by Saeed Nejati, Namu by Salah Salehi, â€œOn the Wayâ€ by Amir Sarrafha, Eteqad (Belief) by Amir Vahedi, and Charkh Chelak by Bahareh Kia Moqaddam and others, are the five Iranian motion pictures that have made it to the festivalâ€™s competition section.
17 other short films by filmmakers from countries like Germany, France, Italy, India and Armenia will compete at the festival, which is slated to be held on October 9-10 in Trento, Italy.
According to its website, Religion Today has been the foremost international and itinerant film festival dedicated to Cinema and Religions for a culture of peace and dialogue between faiths, cultures, peoples and individuals.
Established in 1997, it promotes a journey â€œexploring the differencesâ€, both in religious practices and beliefs and in cinematic styles and languages, towards a mutual enrichment through reciprocal knowledge and comparison, the website said.
Together with the world cinema competition, open to any film with a religious connection, it offers a platform for exchanging ideas and viewpoints, including a â€œliving workshopâ€ involving filmmakers of different faiths and nationalities.