• Metamorphosis in Slaughterhouse wins 2 awards in Spain

    Iranian film ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse‘ directed by Javad Daraei won the best screenplay award and the best film award at the Spanish Cine No Visto film festival

    The sixth edition of the Cine No Visto film festival was held from 18 September to 27 in Linares, Spain

    ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse’ narrates the story of a family who must move from their village

    The film is a 2021 production of Iran, Germany, and Canada, produced by Mehdi Koohzadeh

    The cast includes Fariba Talebi, Saeed Ahmadi, Fariba Torkashvand, Farahnaz Manafizaher, Rhamat Sekar khand, Foujan Ahmadi, Mahshid Khosravi, Iman Saraf, Arezou Balalidehkordi, Sarina Yousefi , Mohammad Eghlimi, Amir Abbas Ghazaei, Avin Koohzadeh.

  • METAMORPHOSIS IN THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE WON THE GRAND JURY AWARD FOR BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE!

    Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse,’ directed by Iranian Javad Daraei and produced by Mehdi Koohzadeh, won the Jury Special Award of the Las Vegas Asian Film Awards (LVAFA) in the US.

    The festival was held in Hot Rod City, in both physical and virtual formats, Mehr News Agency reported.

    The film narrates the story of a family who must move from their village.

    Shadi was a little girl when her parents were accused of murdering a girl and thus killed by the villagers. She was then adopted by her uncle and grew up under his care. Now, Shadi must face the problems caused by the village residents.

    Fariba Talebi, Saeed Ahmadi, Fariba Torkashvand, Farahnaz Manafi-Zaher, Rahmat Shekarkhandeh, Foujan Ahmadi, Mahshid Khosravi, Iman Sarraf, Arezou Balali-Dehkordi, Sarina Yousefi, Mohammad Eqlimi, Amir-Abbas Qazaee, and Avin Kouhzadeh are among the film’s cast.

  • METAMORPHOSIS IN THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE TO GO ON SCREEN IN Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film

    Iranian film ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse‘ directed by Javad Daraei will be participating in 39th Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film.


    The Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), a major destination on the Festival circuit and recognized by the Academy as a Qualifying Festival in all short film categories, welcomes stellar filmmaking talents from all over the world to beautiful Providence, Rhode Island—one of America’s oldest and most beloved cities. This year 347 filmmaker



    The film is a product of Iran, Germany, and Canada, produced by Mehdi Koohzadeh.
    Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse‘ narrates the story of a family who must move from their village.
    The cast includes Fariba Talebi, Saeed Ahmadi, Fariba Torkashvand, Farahnaz Manafizaher, Rhamat Sekar khand, Foujan Ahmadi, Mahshid Khosravi, Iman Saraf, Arezou Balalidehkordi, Sarina Yousefi , Mohammad Eghlimi, Amir Abbas Ghazaei, Avin Koohzadeh.

  • Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse to go on screen in Toronto

    Iranian film ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse‘ directed by Javad Daraei will be screened at the 10th edition of the Toronto Asian Film Festival in Canada.

    BMO IFFSA Toronto is THE LARGEST SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL IN NORTH AMERICA, and a pioneer organization devoted to advancing the development, promotion and celebration of cinematic arts. IFFSA is a year-round platform with various sub-festivals and initiatives, which culminates in BMO IFFSA Toronto Fortnight each May. In its 10th year now, the festival has become an international icon and the voice of South Asian cinema in Canada.

    This extravaganza showcases a diverse, language independent, selection of the best films from around the world, on themes of South Asian cultures and identities. In the spirit of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – the world is one family”, a select number of foreign films are considered under Beyond South Asia segment.

    In addition, the festival also features gala dinners, red carpet premiers, concerts, lounge parties, exhibitions, seminars, discussions, workshops, pitching sessions and networking opportunities with government representatives, business leaders, local organizations that support film development, film stars, producers, directors, members of the media and more.

    IFFSA Toronto 2021 will be held from May 13 to 24 as part of South Asian Heritage Month celebrations. Various launch events and buzz activities will take place during the month of April 2021.

    Exciting and glamorous events have been planned at various pristine and prestigious venues across GTA including cities of Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Scarborough, Richmond Hill, Milton, and Oakville.

    Over the years, IFFSA Toronto has grown to become a festival of festivals and transformed into an institution with year round operations. Other IFFSA Toronto initiatives include IFFSA Vancouver, PIFF, BIFF, SAFF, IFFSA Social Impact

    IFFSA Toronto is a pioneer organization devoted to advancing the development, promotion, and celebration of South Asian cinematic arts in Canada, and making a positive cultural, social and economic impact.

    It is dedicated to presenting cinema that is intriguing, poetic, soulful and intellectual, and committed to act as a catalyst for creation that offers transformational experience. It strives to recognize new and original voices throughout the world and channel the excitement of cinema into our local communities.

    IFFSA aims to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the South Asian experience by offering unique insights and new perspectives through the medium of film and music. Festival has showcased hundreds of award-winning films while playing host to filmmakers, actors, industry professionals, and press from around the globe.

    The vision and mission of IFFSA Toronto is guided by an advisory board composed of respected political, business, film, arts, community and media leaders

    The film is a product of Iran, Germany and Canada, produced by Mehdi Koohzadeh.

    The cast includes Fariba Talebi, Saeed Ahmadi, Fariba Torkashvand, Farahnaz Manafizaher, Rhamat Sekar khand, Foujan Ahmadi, Mahshid Khosravi, Iman Saraf, Arezou Balalidehkordi, Sarina Yousefi , Mohammad Eghlimi, Amir Abbas Ghazaei, Avin Koohzadeh.

    Satyajit Ray Centenary Celebration at BMO IFFSA Toronto 2021 from Aug 12 to 22. 

  • Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse won the GRAND JURY AWARD FOR BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE!

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    Iranian film ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse‘ directed by Javad Daraei won GRAND JURY AWARD FOR BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE! of the 17th edition of Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival in the US.

    Started in 2004 by OCA-Greater Houston, the Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival, or HAAPIFEST, was created to highlight and celebrate the diversity of AAPI culture, food, and family, to support AAPI artists and filmmakers, and to share the untold AAPI experience for the Greater Houston metropolitan area through edutainment. Today, HAAPIFEST is an immersive, multi-day celebration of film, music, and art, showcased by a dedicated committee of volunteers. The mission of HAAPIFEST is to promote and develop Asian and Asian American innovators in the film and entertainment industry, promote Houston as a cultural destination for the arts, and educate the AAPI and wider communities through the visual storytelling of Asians and Asian Americans.

    The film is a product of Iran, Germany and Canada, produced by Mehdi Koohzadeh.

    The cast includes Fariba Talebi, Saeed Ahmadi, Fariba Torkashvand, Farahnaz Manafizaher, Rhamat Sekar khand, Foujan Ahmadi, Mahshid Khosravi, Iman Saraf, Arezou Balalidehkordi, Sarina Yousefi , Mohammad Eghlimi, Amir Abbas Ghazaei, Avin Koohzadeh.

    17th Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival will be held in the city of Houston, Texas, from June 3 to 13 with all COVID-19-related health protocols in place.

  • Javad Daraei wins two award for ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse’

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    IRANIAN FILM “METAMORPHOSIS_IN_THE_SLAUGHTERHOUSE” DIRECTED BY Javad Daraei
    WINS TOW AWARD AT 22ND Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival


    Directed by Javad Daraei and produced by Mehdi Koohzadeh, the movie narrates the story of a family who must move from their village.


    Shadi was a little girl when her parents were accused of murdering a girl and thus killed by the villagers. Then she was adopted by her uncle and grew up. Now, Shadi must face the problems caused by the village residents.


    Fariba Talebi, Saeed Ahmadi, Fariba Torkashvand, Farahnaz Manafi-Zaher, Rhamat Sekar-Khand, Foujan Ahmadi, Mahshid Khosravi, Iman Sarraf, Arezou Balali-Dehkordi, Sarina Yousefi, Mohammad Eqlimi, Amir-Abbas Ghazaee, and Avin Koohzadeh are on the cast list of the movie.

    At the 22nd Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival , Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse’ SPECIAL LEGACY AWARD and BUMBLEBEE AWARD (AGAINST ALL ODDS) for Javad Daraei.

    The festival will feature narrative and short films, animation and live action filled screenplay readings in it’s competitive program.
    Named one of the “25 Festivals worth the entry fee” by Moviemaker Magazine and named one of the “20 best festivals for new and emerging filmmakers.” The Bare Bones Film Festival experience has long been touted as the “Friendliest Film Festival” by the many filmmakers who return year after year.

    The 2021 edition of the event is slated for April 22 – May 1, 2021 in Oklahoma.

  • METAMORPHOSIS IN THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE TO VIE AT 19TH RIVERSIDE INTERNATIONAL FILM

    Iranian film ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse‘ directed by Javad Daraei will be participating in 19th Riverside International Film Festival.

    19th Riverside International Film Festival will be held from April 27 to May 1, 2021 in California .

    Directed by Iranian filmmaker Javad Daraei, ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse‘ will be screened at this film festival.

    The film is a product of Iran, Germany, and Canada, produced by Mehdi Koohzadeh.

    Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse‘ narrates the story of a family who must move from their village.

    The cast includes Fariba Talebi, Saeed Ahmadi, Fariba Torkashvand, Farahnaz Manafizaher, Rhamat Sekar khand, Foujan Ahmadi, Mahshid Khosravi, Iman Saraf, Arezou Balalidehkordi, Sarina Yousefi , Mohammad Eghlimi, Amir Abbas Ghazaei, Avin Koohzadeh.

  • ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse’ has nominated for Narrative Feature Film at 17th Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival.

    Iranian film ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse‘ directed by Javad Daraei has been accepted into the 17th edition of HAAPI Film Festival in the US.

    Started in 2004 by OCA-Greater Houston, the Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival, or HAAPIFEST, was created to highlight and celebrate the diversity of AAPI culture, food, and family, to support AAPI artists and filmmakers, and to share the untold AAPI experience for the Greater Houston metropolitan area through edutainment. Today, HAAPIFEST is an immersive, multi-day celebration of film, music, and art, showcased by a dedicated committee of volunteers. The mission of HAAPIFEST is to promote and develop Asian and Asian American innovators in the film and entertainment industry, promote Houston as a cultural destination for the arts, and educate the AAPI and wider communities through the visual storytelling of Asians and Asian Americans.

    The film is a product of Iran, Germany and Canada, produced by Mehdi Koohzadeh.

    The cast includes Fariba Talebi, Saeed Ahmadi, Fariba Torkashvand, Farahnaz Manafizaher, Rhamat Sekar khand, Foujan Ahmadi, Mahshid Khosravi, Iman Saraf, Arezou Balalidehkordi, Sarina Yousefi , Mohammad Eghlimi, Amir Abbas Ghazaei, Avin Koohzadeh.

    17th Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival will be held in the city of Houston, Texas, from June 3 to 13 with all COVID-19-related health protocols in place.

  • Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse to vie at 22nd Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival

    IRANIAN FILM “METAMORPHOSIS_IN_THE_SLAUGHTERHOUSE” DIRECTED BY Javad Daraei
    WILL BE SCREENED AT 22ND Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival

    The 2021 edition of 22nd Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival has been scheduled to screen Iranian feature ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse’.


    Directed by Javad Daraei and produced by Mehdi Koohzadeh, the movie narrates the story of a family who must move from their village.


    Shadi was a little girl when her parents were accused of murdering a girl and thus killed by the villagers. Then she was adopted by her uncle and grew up. Now, Shadi must face the problems caused by the village residents.


    The film is a product of Iran, Germany and Canada, produced by Mehdi Koohzadeh.

    Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse’ went on screen at some global events, including the International Film Festival Cyprus, as well as the Salerno International Film Festival and the Efebo d’oro- International Cinema and Narrative Award, both in Italy.


    Fariba Talebi, Saeed Ahmadi, Fariba Torkashvand, Farahnaz Manafi-Zaher, Rhamat Sekar-Khand, Foujan Ahmadi, Mahshid Khosravi, Iman Sarraf, Arezou Balali-Dehkordi, Sarina Yousefi, Mohammad Eqlimi, Amir-Abbas Ghazaee, and Avin Koohzadeh are on the cast list of the movie.

    The festival will feature narrative and short films, animation and live action filled screenplay readings in it’s competitive program.
    Named one of the “25 Festivals worth the entry fee” by Moviemaker Magazine and named one of the “20 best festivals for new and emerging filmmakers.” The Bare Bones Film Festival experience has long been touted as the “Friendliest Film Festival” by the many filmmakers who return year after year.

    Live music and entertainment, classic car shows, receptions, afterparties, tours of surrounding areas make this festival a relaxed atmosphere where you are treated like royalty, make lasting friends and receive the recognition you deserve whether you are the top winner or not.

    Bare Bones is home of the Robert RodriguezBare Bones Indie Auteur where recognition is given to those who manage to wear a minimum of 4 hats (positions) bridging pre-post production and marketing. Indie Auteurs may be honored during the festival with one/two Filmmakers being named the Robert Rodriguez-BareBones-Indie Auteur of the Year!
    The 2021 edition of the event is slated for April 22 – May 1, 2021 in Oklahoma.

  • Iranian film ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse’ directed by Javad Daraei will be screened at 14th International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh.

    The 2021 edition of 14th International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh has been scheduled to screen Iranian feature ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse’.

    Directed by Javad Daraei and produced by Mehdi Kouhzadeh, the movie narrates the story of a family who must move from their village.

    Shadi was a little girl when her parents were accused of murdering a girl and thus killed by the villagers. Then she was adopted by her uncle and grew up. Now, Shadi must face the problems caused by the village residents.

    A coproduction of Iran, Germany, and Canada, ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse’ went on screen at some global events, including the International Film Festival Cyprus, as well as the Salerno International Film Festival and the Efebo d’oro- International Cinema and Narrative Award, both in Italy.

    Fariba Talebi, Saeed Ahmadi, Fariba Torkashvand, Farahnaz Manafi-Zaher, Rhamat Sekar-Khand, Foujan Ahmadi, Mahshid Khosravi, Iman Sarraf, Arezou Balali-Dehkordi, Sarina Yousefi, Mohammad Eqlimi, Amir-Abbas Ghazaee, and Avin Kouhzadeh are on the cast list of the movie.

    14th International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh is an annual week-long film festival held countrywide, which showcases full-length features, shorts, experimental films made for and by children from around the world.

    Launched in 2008, the festival is one of the biggest film events in Bangladesh and also the only international film festival for children and young adults of the country.

    The 2021 edition of the event is slated for January 30-February 5.

  • Iranian film ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse’ directed by Javad Daraei will be shown at the 74th edition of the Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Salerno in Italy.

    Iranian film ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse‘ directed by Javad Daraei will be shown at the 74th edition of the Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Salerno in Italy.

    The event will be held online due to the pandemic from November 30 to December 05, 2020.

    Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse‘ narrates the story of a family who must move from their village.

    The film is a product of Iran, Germany, and Canada, produced by Mehdi Koohzadeh.

    The cast includes Fariba Talebi, Saeed Ahmadi, Fariba Torkashvand, Farahnaz Manafizaher, Rhamat Sekar Khand, Foujan Ahmadi, Mahshid Khosravi, Iman Saraf, Arezou Balalidehkordi, Sarina Yousefi, Mohammad Eghlimi, Amir Abbas Ghazaei, Avin Koohzadeh.

    The Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Salerno was founded in 1946 by CINECLUB SALERNO.

    Since its inception, the Salerno Festival has been characterized as a competitive event for Italian and international productions, thus proposing a continuous comparison of the developments of world cinema.

  • Iranian film ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse’ directed by Javad Daraei will be screened at the 42nd edition of the Efebo d’Oro in Italy.

    Iranian film ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse‘ directed by Javad Daraei will be screened at the 42nd edition of the Efebo d’Oro in Italy.

    Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse‘ narrates the story of a family who must move from their village.

    The film is a product of Iran, Germany, and Canada, produced by Mehdi Koohzadeh.
    The Centro ricerca narrativa e cinema (Research Centre for Cinema and Narrative) shall organize the 42nd edition of the Efebo d’Oro, an international festival of cinema and writing to be held on 29 November – 5 December, 2020 in Palermo.

    Since its foundation in 1979, the Efebo d’Oro (Golden Efebo) has explored the connections between cinema and narrative by awarding the best film based on a literary work.

  • The movie “Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse” is the only Iranian representative to the Golden Aphrodite Award in Cyprus

    Iranian movie ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse’ has been selected to go on screen at the 2020 edition of 15th Cyprus International Film Festival “Golden Aphrodite” (CYIFF) in Cyprus.

    Iranian film ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse’ directed by Javad Daraei will take part in the 15th edition of the Cyprus International Film Festival.

    ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse’ narrates the story of a a family who must move from their village.

    The film is a product of Iran, Germany and Canada,produced by Mehdi Koohzadeh.

    The cast includes Fariba Talebi, Saeed Ahmadi, Fariba Torkashvand, Farahnaz Manafizaher, Rhamat Sekar khand, Foujan Ahmadi, Mahshid Khosravi, Iman Saraf, Arezou Balalidehkordi, Sarina Yousefi, Mohammad Eghlimi, Amir Abbas Ghazaei, Avin Koohzadeh.

    Cyprus International Film Festival is the largest artistic event for independent films in the wider region. Surpassing the geographical boundaries of Cyprus became one global impact happening, with applications for participation from 95 countries. It takes place annually, under the umbrella of Cultural International Festivals in cooperation with CINE@ART FESTIVALS network, on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Cyprus. 

    The Cyprus International Film Festival is the biggest of artistic high value independent cinema event of the whole region, spilling over Cyprus boundaries and spreading over the whole region with repercussions reaching worldwide. CΥIFF is the first internationally oriented film festival which offers new and upcoming directors in multiple sectors of entertainment (such as feature films, short films, animations, music videos, dance, experimental films and video art) the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of a jury of internationally acclaimed cinema experts, directors and actors. 

    The festival will be held on November 15-22, 2020 in Cyprus.

  • The Spaniards sit and watch the Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse

    Iranian movie ‘Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse’ has been selected to go on screen at the 2020 edition of 15th  Marbella International Film Festivall (MIFF) in Spain.

    Directed by Javad Daraei, the movie narrates the story of a a family who must move from their village

    This film is a product of Iran, Germany and Canada, Produced by Mehdi Koohzadeh

    following an argument. Fariba Talebi, Saeed Ahmadi, Fariba Torkashvand, Farahnaz  Manafizaher, Rhamat Sekar khand ,Foujan Ahmadi ,Mahshid Khosravi,Iman Saraf,Arezou Balalidehkordi, Sarina Yousefi , Mohammad Eghlimi,Amir abas Ghazaei, Avin Koohzadeh are some of the cast members of the film.

    This is the first feature film by Javad Daraei that has been produced at a very low cos.

    According to the routine of his avant-garde short films, Javad Daraei has directed, written and edited “Metamorphosis in the Slaughterhouse”.

    The event focuses on the markets, forums and film exhibitions to build an international platform.

    This year, the festival will be held online from October 27 to November 12 in Marbella, Spain, due to the Corona virus.

  • Short film Limit went to the oldest festival in the United States

    Iranian short ‘Limit’ by Javad Daraei has been accepted into the competition program of 68th Columbus International Film & Animation Festival in North America

    The 68rd edition of the event, screening , will be held in Ohio, North America , on April 15th to April 19th, 2020

    Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Columbus’s 2020 International Film and Animation Festival will be digital.

    The short film Limit was produced independently And this film is one of the least expensive short films in Iran, The film has received numerous awards from various festivals around the world. The film has been screened at Oscar Quality Festivals

    Credits:
    Cast
    Davod moeinikiya

    Karim gholizadeh

    Hakha bazargan

    Farhad ghotbi

    Directing Crew
    Scriptwriter and Director:Javad daraei

    Camera Crew
    Director of Photography: javad daraei

    Production Manager:arezou balali dehkordi
    Color Correction: javad daraei 


    Make-Up Crew:mashid hashed

    Script supervisor: vahid durbin

    Sound Crew
    Sound Recordist: Hadi saedmohkam
    Sound Designer and Mixer: javad daraei

    Editor: javad daraei
    Visual Effects & Title Designer:javad daraei

    producer : arezou balali dehkordi