The International Festival of Ethnological Films (IFEF) in Serbia, has been set to host Iran’s ‘The Dream of a Horse’.
The Iranian movie will vie at the main competition section of the 31st edition of the Serbian event.
Made by Marjan Khosravi, ‘The Dream of a Horse’ follows Shahnaz, the oldest daughter of a nomad family, who loves writing and her stories are inspired by her lifestyle.
Her father wants to marry her off to better the family’s condition, but Shahnaz wants to pursue bigger dreams.
‘The Dream of a Horse’ has so far gone on screen at some global events, including the Nancy International Film Festival in France and the Krakow Film Festival in Poland.
Khosravi’s documentary ‘The Snow Calls’ received an honorable mention in the 30th edition of the IFEF.
A jury comprised of anthropologist and filmmaker Peter I. Crawford, director Vlado Zrnic, and history scholar Maja Novakovic will choose the winners.
Organized annually by the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade, the festival aims to contribute to raising public awareness of the importance of cultural heritage for the beneficial development of human communities.
Its mission is to foster research and creative approaches to ethnographic documentaries, educate the public on diverse local cultural traditions, as well as to raise a voice addressing the problems of modern society, which often neglects the values of cultural heritage.
The festival, which offers an insight into a wide range of ethnographic films on the traditional and modern lifestyles of human communities, will take place in the Serbian capital on October 3-6, 2022.