TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iranian film “Katvoman” directed by Hadi Sheibani” was selected as the only Iranian film for the Festival International du Film Amateur de Kélibia (FIFAK) in Tunisia.
According to reports, Katvoman, Sheibani’s directorial debut, co-produced by Ravinder Dhaka Telefilms, will compete in the international section of the 35th Festival International du Film Amateur de Kélibia in Tunis, capital of Tunisia.
Created in 1964, FIFAK is Africa’s oldest film festival and thus the oldest film festival in Tunisia. The 35th edition of the International Amateur Film Festival of Kelibia (FIFAK) will take place on August 13-20, 2022 in Kélibia, after a two-year postponement due to the global corona pandemic. In the international section of the 35th FIFAK, 37 films from 32 countries compete to win Grand Prize: The Golden Falcon. Katvoman is the only Iranian film among its competitors.
Katvoman, the first short film of Sheibani, had its world premiere at the 20th Molise Cinema Film Festival on August 5, 2022. Sheibani, a graduate of Asian Film Academy and Iranian Youth Cinema Society, was awarded the AFA scholarship as the only Iranian Fellow at Asian Film Academy 2019. As well as film production experience, his script named Collection of Happiness was selected for pitching at Motion Picture Association – Asia Pacific (Bridge to Hollywood).
Inspired by Hollywood movie Catwoman’s character, Katvoman’s is focused on women’s rights, domestic violence, and the MeToo movement.