Ashkan Nematian

FILMMAKER AND MEDIA ARTIST

PORTFOLIO

CULTURAL & ARTISTIC EVENT ORGANISATION

CLOSEFILM ASSOCIATION ِDIRECTOR

www.closefilm.com

 

LINZ INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL  MANAGER

Linz ISFF 2018 – 2019 – 2020 – 2021

www.linzisfilmfestival.com

 

The LINZ INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL was founded in 2018 by Ashkan Nematian & Parisa Ghasemi with the aim of supporting young, talented filmmakers in their qualitative work and giving them the opportunity to present their creations in a professional setting. The thematic focus is on diversity and “independent films” with strong characters and plots, virtuoso creative and entertaining narratives.

With hundreds of independent short films on 4 festival days, the festival throws a spotlight from the screens of Linz cinemas, beyond the borders of Europe, into the wide world and underlines the lively interest of the international short film scene for the festival as well the location Linz. The concentrated, diverse programme is combined with a varied programme of discussions, nightlines and workshops for filmmakers and amateurs.

With the help of numerous, motivated film enthusiasts and the CLOSEFILM association, the festival director and founder Parisa Ghasemi managed the first 2018 festival edition, which immediately met with great approval. 800 submissions for the first edition, from which 114 favourites from around 40 countries were selected, speak for themselves and for the diversity of the festival. In 2019 we received again around 800 submissions from 75 different nations. This year we were pleased about more than 3400 submissions from 121 countries for our online edition of the festival, which means an increase of 300% compared to the previous year.

From the very beginning, the LINZ INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL has made an important contribution to the Linz cultural scene, creating a productive environment for local artists and filmmakers as well as space for collaborative artistic exchange. In the long term, the festival aims to support filmmakers in building up an international network.

The promotion of FILM EDUCATION and the FILM INDUSTRY in Linz by establishing an international NETWORKING PLATFORM is our overriding goal, to which we dedicate our working hours in our association.

Interested film lovers and cinema fans are in turn increasingly attracted to the cinema as well as to talks and workshops through festivals, which strengthens local cinema operations and the film industry in general.

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IFFV DIRECTOR

The Intercultural Film Forum Vienna

was founded to promote art, culture, film and especially international cultural exchange. The non-profit Intercultural Film Forum Vienna has the aim to present independent films and to promote the engagement for art, culture and film. To achieve this goal, the association offers support for film projects throughout the year and organizes Festivals, workshops, seminars and film screenings. 

The Intercultural Film Forum Vienna is dedicated to the promotion of cultural and artistic activities, especially the promotion of engagement in film education and film industry, as well as the establishment of international cooperation with other associations and groups of similar industries.  

CULTURAL DIALOGUE WITH AN EMPHASIS ON DIVERSITY

 

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Cooperation in Organising KINOPHILIA KINOKABARET 2015 & 2016   

Kinophilia Kinokabaret Linz

In April 2015 and 2016, the first and second KinoKabaret took place in Linz. International directors, actors, technicians, musicians and artists – both professionals and amateurs – met to jointly realize film ideas. What they had in common was the desire to make short films, to try things out and to make them, and the will to create a film within two to three days that would then be shown in the cinema. 

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Cooperation with TADAEX

http://tadaex.com/2017/

In cooperation with the city of Linz, the Linz Art University and TADAEX, CLOSEfilm invited ten students and two professors from the Art University to the annual digital art exhibition in Tehran to exhibit their interactive artworks. 

 

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Cooperation with Kooshk Residency

In cooperation with Kooshk Residency and Austrian Cultural Forum Tehran, LINZ ISFF and CLOSEfilm Association organized an art residency of talent winner Paul Ploberger at Kooshk Residency Tehran. His film was also screened at ÖKF Tehran and Deegar Platform as part of Iran-Austria exchange 2019.

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Participation at Clermont Ferrand Film festival 

In 2020, Linz ISFF festival directors Ashkan Nematian and Parisa Ghasemi were invited to attend the world’s largest short film festival, the Festival du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand in France.  

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Participation at Festival de Cannes

Ashkan Nematian was personally present at the Festival de Cannes 2018 and 2019, 2021, and at the Cannes Court Metrage – Short Film Corner.

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MUSIC VIDEO

Fåhrurteile 

Music SEPP

Music Video Ashkan Nematian

Link https://vimeo.com/288465369 

Director, Editing, DOP Ashkan Nematian 

Camera  Parisa Ghasemi, Clemens Niel, Thomas Guggenberger

Bass clarinet, composition, band leader  Christopher Haritzer

Vocals Gizem Kuş

Soprano saxophone Victoria Pfeil

Signal horn Lothar Beyschlag 

Fretless guitar Bilge Kaan Kuş

Frame drums, percussion  Tobias Steinberger

Violin  Tomáš Novák

Double bass  Iradi Luna

Dance Homam Al Najdi 

Sound: Sabina Schöberl ( live recording + mixing ) Alex Jöchtl ( mastering )

Recorded in 2018 at OBN, thanks to Daniel Bierdümpfl and his roommates.

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Beziehungsweisen 

Music SEPP

Music Video Ashkan Nematian

Link https://vimeo.com/288468893

Director, Editing, DOP Ashkan Nematian 

Camera  Parisa Ghasemi, Clemens Niel, Thomas Guggenberger

Bass clarinet, composition, band leader  Christopher Haritzer

Vocals Gizem Kuş

Soprano saxophone Victoria Pfeil

Bugle  Lothar Beyschlag 

Fretless guitar Bilge Kaan Kuş

Frame drums, percussion  Tobias Steinberger

Violin  Tomáš Novák

Double bass  Iradi Luna

Dance Homam Al Najdi 

Sound: Sabina Schöberl ( live recording + mixing ) Alex Jöchtl ( mastering )

Recorded in 2018 at OBN, thanks to Daniel Bierdümpfl and his roommates.

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EXPERIMENTAL DANCE VIDEO 

Studententum III von Collective B

Link https://vimeo.com/147575642

Producer: Kollektiv B

Film: Parisa Ghasemi, Ashkan Nematian.

Director und DOP: Ashkan Nematian

Editing & Sound Design: Parisa Ghasemi

Concept: Elsa Mourlam, Thomas Novak.

Choreography: Elsa Mourlam, Sonia Borkowitz

Body Sound Space, Kapu, Linz, Austria

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Studententum I von Collective B 

Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4PVxpKNVNQ

Producer: Kollektiv B

Film: Parisa Ghasemi Ashkan Nematian 

Dance: Sonia Borkowicz, Elsa Mourlam

Music: Victoria Pfeil, Paul Schuberth, Christopher Haritzer, Tobias Ennemoser, Tomas Novak, Florian Eibel

Space design: Babsi Post, Linda Mühlbacher, Alexandra Mitterhuber

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Trois femmes à la tête blonde von Elsa Mourlam, Collective B

Link   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auu1AxDvZ18

Producer: Kollektiv B

Director und DOP: Ashkan Nematian

Editing & Sound Design: Parisa Ghasemi

Performers: Sonia Borkowicz, Elsa Mourlam, Vilte Svarplyte

Music: Tomas Novak

Sound recording: Florian Eibel

Set Design: Alexandra Mitterhuber, Linda Muhlbacher, Barbara Post

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