Iranian actress Ziba Karamali, on her directorial debut, collaborated with Emad Arad in the production of the short film.

‘Barter’ tells the story of an adolescent boy who leads his family to get involved in some incidents just because he wants to hide his secret.

Karamali told the media that in her film she has tried to detach her characters from their cliché roles and to define a new way of interaction between them.

The film means to show how we all have experienced times when a change in our situation leads us to make decisions that are mostly in paradox with our values.

Sara Bahrami and Alireza Sanifar are among the cast members of the film.

The film has already been screened at the Tehran International Short Film Festival in Iran, the Huesca International Film Festival in Spain, the Bolton International Film Festival in the UK and the Linz International Short Film Festival, where it won the Best Screenplay Award.

It is soon to be showcased at the London Short Film Fest in the UK.

The Flickerfest is an international event dedicated to short films. The festival keeps high standards by meticulous observation of the leading events around the world.

Source: Iran Daily