Welcome to the 13th. Edition of
SAMA International Film Festival
Stockholm, Sweden 08- 09 October 2022
Mara Matta is Associate Professor of South Asian Studies at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza', where she is also the President of the BA Degree in 'Global Humanities' and the coordinator of the 'Global History Lab Program in collaboration with Princeton University. She possesses a PhD in South and East Asian Studies awarded by the University of Naples 'L'Orientale' and has worked for almost twenty years with filmmakers and playwrights in different Asian countries and among some South Asian di...
Film Critic, Documentary FilmmakerDanesh was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. He studied film making in Iran and is a member of Swedish Film Critics Association.He directed his first short – 8mm -- film "Mirror" (1992) in Iran. He worked as a writer and film director at the Afghan Film in Kabul between 1993 – 1995, during which he also held a set of screenwriting workshops for Afghan filmmakers. He wrote “Bread and Shoe” and “Innocent” scripts.He directed “The Passage”, a feature documentary abo...
Nima Sarvestani (born December 22, 1958) is a Swedish Iranian documentary filmmaker. Born in Shiraz, Iran, Sarvestani worked as a journalist in Iran for several years reporting on social and political issues. In 1984 Sarvestani left his homeland and immigrated to Sweden. Despite changing his perspective forever, he has remained faithful to the subjects that interested him as a journalist in Iran. In 1992, he founded his own production company in Stockholm called Nima Film Productions, which allo...
Documentary filmmaker and teacher at the Red Cross Folk High School in documentary film.He has worked full-time with TV productions and Documentary films since the end of the 1980s. The subjects he focused on are Environment, culture, politics.Many of his documentary films describe life in different parts of the world, Africa, Asia and America are parts of the world in which he has made many films.Now he supervise young film students in making films with a global focus. The film classes and h...
Mohsen Hosseini is born in Kabul, Afghanistan. He is a filmmaker and painter.He immigrated to Iran with his family when he was a child. He studied filmmaking in Iran. Hosseini returned to Afghanistan in 2005 and made four documentaries and six animated films. He worked as an instructorfor animation films at the Goethe Institute of Kabul.The cartoon exhibition in Kabul and Tehran is another of Mohsen Hosseini's activities. He was the director of the first animation festival in Kabul and was al...
Bandar Band By: Manijeh Hekmat Iran / Germany, 2020
Forced by Siavash Gorjestani / Iran, 2021
Keeping the Music Alive by Sarah El Younsi & Mandakini Gahlot / France, 2022
Daughter by: Yaser Talebi / Iran, 2023
Hizia by Chabname Zariab / France - Afghanistan, 2020
Leila by Fariba Haidari / Sweden / Afghanistan, 2023
Old Wine by Zuhair Mosuavi / France - Afghanistan, 2023
Earthquake by Mohsen Hossaini / Norway - Afghanistan, 2023
Special Mention films
HaftOnim (Seven and A Half) by Navid Mahmoudi
And I Still Sing by Fazila Amiri
Habib by Nima Latifi