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Film Screening: Cold Ground and The Ground Is Breathing
WhenWednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, 7 – 8 p.m.
Campus locationPACCAR Hall (PCAR)
Campus room192
Event typesScreenings, Special Events
Event sponsorsWashington Iranian's organization…
Target AudienceAll the UW

Screening of the two short films and the Q and A with the filmmaker afterwards.

THE GROUND IS BREATHING by Ali Pour Issa, Official Selection in:

• The Second National and Eighth Internal Festival of Kargah-e-Azad-e-Film, (Tehran, Iran)

• Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival (Beverly Hills, CA, USA)

• Nassau Film Festival (Cranford, NJ, USA)

• Healdsburg Flix Mix Short Film Festival (Healdsburg, CA, USA)

• Los Angeles CineFest (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

• PITON International Film Festival (Budd Lake, NJ, USA)

• Hoosierdance International Film Festival (Kokomo, IN, USA)

• Festival de Roteiro Audiovisual de Porto Alegre (Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brizil)

• The Hollywood & Beyond Movie Awards/ Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA, USA) [Semi - Finalist]

• Mosaic World Film Festival (Rockford, IL, USA)

• W.I.N.D. International Film Festival (Beverly Hills, CA, USA)

• I Will Tell International Film Festival (London, UK)

[Winner of the Special Mention Award]

• Colortape International Film Festival (Brisbane, QLD, Australia)

• Frame by Sound Festival (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

[Winner of the Best Actress Category]

• The 39th Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF), (San Rafael, CA, USA)

• The 6th edition of FARCUME - Festival Internacional de Curtas - Metragens de Faro (Algarve, Portugal)

• Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF), (New Delhi, India)

[Winner of the Best Film Award in the Gender Category]

• Ottawa Digital Film Festival (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

• Moondance International Film Festival (Boulder, CO, USA)

[Semi - Finalist]

Citation, Lecturing on Practical Areas of Dramaturgy, The Festival of House of Theater, Khaneye Honarmandan, Tehran, Iran, 2016

The previous (longer version) of the film is titled, Bahar (Spring).

Bahar (Spring) by Ali Pour Issa, Official Selection in:

• The 43rd Festival of Nations (Lenzing, Austria)

[Recipient of Lenzing Award]

• Mykonos Biennale (Mykonos, Greece)

• The 2015 CineAid Film Festival (Austin, TX, USA)

• The 2015 Walser International Film Festival (Salzburg, Austria)

[Recipient of Gold Award for the film, Special Award for Remarkable Directing, and Special Award for Remarkable Actress]

• Kurzfilme-am-freitag (Eging am See, Germany)

• The 2016 Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival (Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates)

• The 5th National Hasanat Film Festival (Esfahan, Iran)


COLD GROUND by Ali Pour Issa, Official Selection in:

• The 8th Annual European Independent Film Festival (Paris, France)

• The 16th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival (Sonoma, CA, USA)

• The 4th Cheyenne International Film Festival (Cheyenne, WY, USA)

• The Whistle Stop F.I.L.M. Festival (Cheyenne, WY, USA)

• The 41st Festival of Nations (Lenzing, Austria)

[Awarded Diploma]

• Greenville International Film Festival (Greenville, SC, USA)

• Canada’s 4th Iranian Film Festival (Richmond Hill, Canada)

• The 20th Annual Twin Rivers Media Festival (Asheville NC, USA)

• Iranian American Film Festival (Seattle, Washington, USA)

• The 13th Annual YARI Film Festival (Sweden)

• The 30th International Long Island Film Festival (New York, USA)…
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