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A scene from Vahid Vakilifar’s film ‘Taboor’

A scene from Vahid Vakilifar’s film ‘Taboor’

Iranian filmmaker Vahid Vakilifar’s latest screen creation has been selected to compete at the12th Tribeca International Film Festival in the United States. Vakilifar's second feature-length Taboor is slated to be screened at the Viewpoints section of the festival, which will focus on stories told from distinctly male and female perspectives. Taboor which means the naval of the earth in old mythology is about human beings trapped in the surrounding environment. The movie won Special Jury Prize shared with the Danish filmA Hijacking by Tobias Lindholm at the 2012 edition of International Film Festival of Marrakech (FIFM). The film also received the First Special Mention of the 2012 Thessaloniki International Film Festival that was held in the Greek port city, Thessaloniki. The movie was presented at the ‘A Window on Asian Cinema’ section of the 2012 Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in South Korea, as well as the Festival du nouveau cinéma which was held in Montreal, Canada, in October 2012. Born in 1981, Vahid Vakilifar graduated in film directing from Iran's Soureh University and worked as an assistant director on several features before starting his filmmaking career. He was honored in several international events particularly for his first feature-length production Geshe. The12th Tribeca International Film Festival will be held in New York City from April 17 to 28, 2013. FGP/FGP
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