Iranian filmmaker Ali Hayati’s short film My Silent Shadow has been honored at the 2012 edition of the Festival of Nations in Austria.

Hayati’s film has received an Honorary Diploma at this year’s Festival of Nations held in the Austrian market town, Ebensee.

The movie narrates the unintended consequences of imposed Iran-Iraq war in 1980s in the southern parts of Iran and its negative effects which still remain on the people’s lives.

My Silent Shadow was also lauded by the jury members of the 2011 Third Eye Asian International Film Festival.

Nasser Zamiri’s Bitter Milk and Payam Zeinalabedini’s Tamam Gol were other Iranian representatives in the festival.

In a special program, Iran’s Sooreh University Of Art screened Asal Bigdeli’s Submission and No One to Guard the Farm, Roqiye Tavakkoli’s ...And Nothing Else, Kazem Mollaie’s Delete, and Ali Ahmadi’s A Memorable Night on a Road Full of Street Flowers.

Jef Van Gompel (Belgium), Beata Dzon (Poland), Saeed Manafi (Iran/Austria), Romy van Krieken (Netherlands), Jurgen Richarz (Germany) served at the jury panel of the 40th Austria’s Festival of Nations.

The 40th edition of Austria’s Festival of Nations was held from June 10 to 17, 2012.
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