Finding Farideh is Iran’s official entry for the Academy Awards 2020 for the category Best International Feature Film!
It is for the first time in history of the Academy Awards that documentaries, animation and fiction films are all allowed to enter the most popular category by foreigners, in order to win the Oscar for Best International Feature Film.
Finding Farideh is a low-budget film made by crowdfunding, with the support of our own audience via Cinecrowd.com in the Netherlands and Hamijoo.com in Iran.
Finding Farideh was developed by independent filmmakers, Azadeh Moussavi and Kourosh Ataee, from Iran and with the ongoing support of myself in the Netherlands.
Finding Farideh has screened in Art & Experience cinema’s in all the big cities of Iran for 7 months. Finding Farideh was invited to screen in Asia, Europe and US during various famous film festivals and received many awards. What a blessing journey it already is!
Now the road to the Oscars becomes a very SPECIAL one with a lot of new challenges and requirements.
Why does Finding Farideh need a 2nd crowdfunding?
Finding Farideh needs to be promoted in the U.S.A. on the road to the Oscars.
A PR agency needs to make sure that Finding Farideh will screen in LA, NYC and in various big cities in the US so the American audience and members of the Academy Awards are able to watch Finding Farideh.
This all needs to happen before the voting starts for the Oscars!
Important data during this journey:
- December 16th the shortlist will be announced @ Academy Awards;
10 films out of 93 films will be selected in the category Best International Feature
15 films out of more than 100 films for the category Best Documentary
- January 13th 2020 the final top 5 list will be announced @ Academy Awards
- February 9th 2020 the Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles @ Academy Awards
What can you do?
- You are welcome to share this campaign with your friends and family
- You are welcome to donate and support Finding Farideh on the road to the Oscars
Have a look at the website of Indiegogo: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/finding-farideh-road-to-the-oscars#/
The entire team of Finding Farideh is super PROUD and GRATEFUL to be able to share this personal insight of a soul searching journey with you…
Thank you, kheili mamnoon en dank je wel!!