Focal Point

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    Focal Point

    Directed by

    • Alireza Khatami, Ali Seiffouri

    Malaysia, Iran

    2009

    12 min

    • No dialogue

    Drama, Short

    An old photographer has a magical camera, a legacy from his ancestors. People come to him to find out who their soul mate are. It is not always a happy story when a couple discovers they are not meant for each other. Once in a while he takes his own pictures to add to the growing collection os his loved one's photograph. Then one day she herself shows up. Fearing that he might not appear in her photograph he lays awake at night. Next day he places his own photograph in the package that he has to hands to her.

    Awards

    • Best Short Film - Cinemanila IFF

    Credits

    Cast
    Eka Abdul Jabar
    Min Chan
    Mina Jazayeri
    Evi Abdul Jabar
    Patrick Teoh
    Screenplay
    Alireza Khatami
    Cinematography
    Filus Ghazali
    Editing
    Hoda Hajizadeh
    Alireza Khatami
    Music
    Milad Movahedi
    Alireza Khatami

    Alireza Khatami

    Iran

    For me cinema is a poetic justice to a cruel world.

    Alireza Khatami (1980, Iran) had worked in the Film and Advertising Industry for four years prior to moving to Malaysia where he got a degree in Creative Multimedia and later worked as a Visual Effects Supervisor. He was selected as one of the Dean’s Fellows for Savannah College of Art & Design, thus in 2010 he moved to America to obtain a degree of Master of Fine Arts in Film Production. His short films, scripts and installations have been showcased and awarded in several countries around the globe including France, Germany, Spain, Italy, USA, Brazil, Philippines and many more. In 2012 he was selected for Cinefondation Residency of Cannes Film Festival to develop his first feature film.

    Selected Filmography

    Ali Seiffouri

    Ali Seiffouri

    Iran

    Ali Seiffouri (1981, Iran) is an award winning digital artist. His major works are in the filed visual effects. Focal Point is his first attempt toward film making. Currently is he is studying Master of Fine Arts in Savannah College of Art & Design GA, United States.