The 8th edition of Varesh International Short Film Festival is slated to be held in the north Iranian province of Mazandaran.
A number of eminent artists and filmmakers from Iran and Caspian Sea countries will participate in the festival.
The films at the event will contend for awards in two national and international sections.
The international section of the festival is dedicated to the works focusing on the shared heritage of Caspian Sea littoral states dealing with common religious, cultural, geographical and historical themes.
The festival is aimed at promoting filmmaking on ritual, religious and folklore subjects, as well as common topics between Iranian ethnic groups and its northern neighbors.
The 8th edition of Varesh International Short Film Festival will take place on January 5, 2015 in Babol Cinematic and Cultural House in northern Iran.
The title of the festival has been named after the Mazani (Mazandarani) dialect ‘Varesh’ which means rain.