Private Project


A caretaker who attends to cleaning the mortuary as usual, away from the public eyes. An occurrence in the mortuary is the starting point of an event which, has to be resolved alone, and away from the eyes of others.

  • Saeed Rezaei
    Destination, Hidden(2019).
  • Saeed Rezaei
    Destination, Hidden(2019).
  • Saeed Rezaei
    Destination, Hidden(2019)
  • Hamidreza Moradi
    Key Cast
  • Ali Ghesmati
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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  • Interrobang Film Festival (2019)
    Des Moines
    United States
    June 29, 2019
    Official Selection
  • KHORSHID Independent Film Festival (2019)
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    October 3, 2019
    Official Selection
  • XI International Youth Film Festival (2019)
    Russian Federation
    September 4, 2019
    Official Selection
  • SHORTS Film Festival (2019)
    Official Selection
    April 3, 2019
    Asia Premiere
    AWARD: second best film award
    November 25, 2018
    Europe Premier
    Nominated: The Best Film and The Best Directing
  • Ceremony the Picture of the Year Film Festival (2018)
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    October 4, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Arvand Film Festival (2018)
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    Iran Premier
    Nominated: The Best Screenplay
Distribution Information
  • Sorena Film
    Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Saeed Rezaei

Saeed Rezaei
No 74 - Hatef Avenue, Jomhuri Street, Tehran

Master of Cinema (2019)
University of Art, Tehran, Iran

Director of:

Short Fiction Films:
hidden (2018)
Hearing (2017)
Destination (2015 - 2022)

Experimental Films:
The Windy (2021)
The Snowing (2019)

Writer of:
Slip (2010), Echoes of Senses (2011), She Minus Me (2012), Dotted (2012), Etcetera (2013), Whistle of Law (2013), Latest Ballad (2014), Destination (2015 - 2022), Hearing (2017), Him (2017), Sanctum (2018), hidden (2018), and etc.

Producer of:
The Windy (2021)
The Snowing (2019)
Hidden (2018)
Hearing (2017)
Destination (2015 - 2022)

Editor of:
The Windy (2021)
The Snowing (2019)
Hearing (2017)
Destination (2015 - 2022)

Presence of Projects in Festivals
Director/ Writer/ Producer/ Editor
• “Hearing” –Link International Film Festival (2020), London, United Kingdom.
• “Hidden” – Kuala Lumpor International Film Festival in The Sky (2020) 2th, Kuala Lumpor, Malaysia.
• “Hidden” – Love Film Festival (2020) 2th, Barcelona, Spain.
• “Hidden” – John Abraham Film Festival (2019) 1th, Kozhikode, India.
• “Hidden” – MUMBAI International Short Film Festival (2019) 8th, Delhi, India.
• “Hidden” – De Cine Bogota Film Festival (2019) 6th, Bogota, Colombia.
• “Hearing” –Athens Marathon International Film Festival (2020), Athen, Greece.
• “Hearing” – Riverside short Film Festival (April 2020), New Haven, MO, America.
• “Hearing” – Asian Film Festival (2019), Los Angeles, America.
• “Hearing” – Izmir Film Festival (2019) 20th, Izmir, Turkey.
• “Hearing” – Interrobang Film Festival (2019), Des Moines, America.
• “Hearing” – XI International Youth Film Festival (2019), Kazan, Russia.
• “Hearing” – SHORTS Film Festival (2019), Sydney, Australia.
• “Hearing” – KHORSHID Independent Film Festival (2019), Tehran, Iran.
• “Snowing” – KHORSHID Independent Film Festival (2019), Tehran, Iran.
• “Hearing” – AL-NAHJ Film Festival (2019), Karbala, Iraq.
• “Hearing” – Cinemontase (2019), Criticize, Analysis and screening, Indonesia.
• “Hearing” – GRAND OFF Film Festival (2018), Warsaw, Poland.
• “Hearing” – Arvand Film Festival (2018), Abadan, Iran.
• “Hearing” – Ceremony the Picture of the Year Film Festival (2018), Tehran, Iran.
• “A Tone to Hear (Hearing, First Edition)” – Izmir Film Festival (2017), Izmir, Turkey.
• “Awake in Dream (Destination, First Edition)” – ACTION ON FILM Film Festival (2017), Las Vegas, America.

Nominations and Awards
Director/ Writer/ Producer/ Editor
• “Hearing” – Honorable Mention for the Best Sound Design. Athens Marathon International Film Festival (2020), Athena, Greece.
• “Hidden” – Winner of the Best Actress (2020), LOVE Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain.
• “Hearing” – Winner of the Best Short Film (2019), Indiefilm Award, Los Angeles, America.
• “Snowing” (First Edition) – Winner of the Best Film (2019), Independent KHORDHID Film Festival, Tehran, Iran.
• “Hearing” – Winner of the Second Prize for Best Fiction Film (2019), AL-NAHJ Film Festival, Karbala, Iraq.
• “Hearing” – Nominated for the Best Fiction Film. GRAND OFF Film Festival (2018), Warsaw, Poland.
• “Hearing” – Nominated for the Best Directing. GRAND OFF Film Festival (2018), Warsaw, Poland.
• “Hearing” – Nominated for the Best Screenplay. Arvand Film Festival (2018), Abadan, Iran.

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Director Statement

Hearing is in fact those required raw ideas which makes us sensitive to and aware of our surrounding world. These ideas, stimulate and make us human beings reactive, although each one of us, with a small role, can pay tribute to them. A servant makes all efforts for a condemned man who has survived, as much as a caretaker in a morgue; but, the issue requires a greater determination than a servant for keeping a condemned man alive. When the servant takes the hands-free out of his ears, this is in fact servant’s defeat to ideas which force him to listen to himself. An idea which makes human companion senseless when we depart from and defy it.