0939 GMT February 22, 2020
Animated piece 'Chimney Man' by Meghdad Akhavan, 'Opaque' by Abouzar Paknejad and 'American Bull' by Fatemeh Toosi made it to the short film section of the Sofia MENAR Film Festival. The section will host movies from the UAE, Turkey, Lebanon, Pakistan, France, Germany and Kenya, according to Mehr News Agency.
There is also a section called 'Focusing on the New Iranian Cinema', which will screen Iranian feature films such as 'Appendix' by Hossein Namazi, 'Leaf of Life' by Ebrahim Mokhtari, 'Motherhood' directed by Roqayyeh Tavakkoli, 'Orange Days' by Arash Lahooti, 'Sheeple' by Hooman Seyyedi and 'The Dark Room' by Rouhollah Hejazi.
Sofia MENAR Film Festival makes audience familiar with the culture and traditions of the Islam world. The program of Sofia MENAR Film Festival presents the best of Middle East and North Africa cinema productions, including feature films, documentaries and short projects. A lot of accompanying events are organized within the frames of the festival. These events are particularly selected and bound up with the countries of the region, representing traditions and customs of the ethnic groups that inhabit its lands.
The 2019 edition of the Sofia MENAR is slated for January 15-31 in the Bulgarian capital.