Note: Only for Iranian filmmakers

Fidan Short Film Festival will be organized by "Fidan, Iran Short Film Specialized Website" as a small and independent festival Dedicated to short films by Iranian filmmakers. The festival will try to appreciate short films as "cinema" and in this way, in addition to providing a standard process for selecting and showing the works of filmmakers across the country and sharing the pleasure of watching films as "the art of loving cinema" with its audience.

Special Jury Prize (Honorary Diploma)
Best Screenplay Award (Honorary Diploma)
Best Director Award (Honorary Diploma)
Best Film Award (Honorary Diploma)

Note: Only for Iranian filmmakers

• All short fiction, documentary, experimental, and animations will be able to submit to this festival. (All accepted films will compete in a single competition section for the festival awards).
• The maximum duration for short films will be 40 minutes.
• All short films that have been screened from 2019 until the release of the festival Regulations will be able to submit.
• Films submitted in the 1st edition of the festival and a copy of the film that has been reviewed by the selection committee will not be able to submit in future editions.
• selected films will not be allowed to withdraw from the festival after the official consent of the owner of the film to participate in the festival (permission to show the accepted works will be obtained from the owners of the films before the official announcement.)
• All Iranian filmmakers who have produced their works in or outside the country will be able to register for the festival.
• Having Persian subtitles is mandatory for all movies whose language is not Persian.
• All registered films, in addition to having the link and password of the uploaded version of the film on, must send a downloadable link of their film version to the official email address of the festival after completing the submission process.
• Decisions on exceptions will be made by a council consisting of the festival director and programming team.

Overall Rating
  • Such a great experience, such a great team! FiDAN Short Film Festival does an amazing job of empowering its filmmakers and creating a platform to foster emerging talent. Top-notch communication and a fantastic dedicated team that went above and beyond to support filmmakers and their work. I will definitely be submitting my next film to this festival again!

    August 2021
  • Farzin Taheri

    It`s my honor to be part of this festival. The professional team who cares every single movie. its an great experience to compete with these amazing short films.

    August 2021
  • Sahand Sarhaddi

    perfect online management in pandemic days.

    July 2021
  • niyaz saghari

    The selection committee of Fidan has an open and unconventional approach to short film and this makes their curation a wide and exciting selection of work that reflect all walks of Iranian short films from inside and outside Iran. They did an amazing job running this festival in such changing circumstances. The screening and talks with filmmakers were great.

    July 2021
  • Zohreh Shafiee

    I am proud to have submitted my film to the Fidan Festival
    My main reason was that the festival was independent and non-governmental

    And that I knew Fidan's critics from afar and wanted to brutally challenge my film.
    And thank God this happened
    I realized to a large extent the shortcomings of my work
    And that was an important achievement for me

    My dear Fidan, just as strong, continue with sincerity and without compliments

    April 2021