Teimour Ghaderi’s ‘It Hits upon the Roof’ has won the special award of Switzerland’s courtoujours short film festival.
The short film It Hits upon the Roof competed with representatives from Russia, France, Tajikistan, Belgium, Portugal, Egypt, Mexico, and Switzerland and managed to scoop the jury’s special award and a cash prize of 1,500 francs.
Produced by the Art Forum of Kurdistan province, Ghaderi’s narrative short movie depicts the life of a young boy who tries not to let his mother wake up by gathering the raindrops falling of their dripping ceiling into his hands.
It Hits upon the Roof has been screened in several international film festivals so far such as 2014 Lucania Film Festival in Italy, Lahore Short Film Festival 2013 Celebrating Iranian Heritage, and the third MiCe Film Festival in Valencia, Spain.
A house in a village, where only an old woman and a child live, the rain falls and starts dripping from the ceiling. The child tries to do something about the drips.
About Teimour Ghaderi
Teimour Ghaderi, born 1992, graduated in screen writing and photography. He has written the short stories: The Address I’m lost and Summer Cold. Has directed three short films: Pomegranate is the Fruit of Paradise, Picking the down and It Hit Upon the Roof. Winner of 18 national and international awards (Canada, South Korea, Czech Republic and Turkey) for the films Pomegranate is the Fruit of Paradise and Picking the Down.
The international short-film festival of Geneva, CourToujours, is a platform, giving young film directors or confirmed talents the opportunity to present their short-films to a diverse audience. The 11th edition of CourToujours took place in the Swiss city of Geneva from the 19th to 21st February 2015 at Maison des Arts du Grütli.
PS: Finding info about Teimour Ghaderi, like with many young Iranian artists, is not easy. An Iranian name can be written in many ways with latin letters. Some combinations I had to try to find this info were:
Teymour Qaderi, Teymur Qaderi, Teymour Ghaderi, …
Sources: IRAN FRONT PAGE, MEHR, Iranian Film Festival, viddsee.com
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