Unfortunately Finding Farideh is not selected for screening at the IDFA 2017.
I received the news a few weeks ago and I felt sick to my stomach when I heard the news. I couldn’t believe it and the entire day all I could think is ‘Wat errug!’. The next day I woke up with my fight-modus on and thought I am going to call them and asky why. I did and thankfully they did gave me a reason why it was not selected. It is their decision and I can not do anything about it.
So Finding Farideh will not have it’s premiere in my hometown, Amsterdam, but it will (hopefully) be showing at the Cinema Vérité in Tehran in December 2017.
All I can say is that it hurts but I came to terms with it the last few weeks.
I will organize a cinema here in Amsterdam and arrange for you to come and watch the film at some other time, that is a promise from me to you.
Find Farideh continues.