An Iranian short film "White Clad" by Reza Fahimi will be Iran's representative in the 94th Oscars ceremony slated for March 2022.
White Clad was the winner of grand prize at the 37th Tehran International Short Film Festival last year.
Also, Khorshid (The Sun) by famous Iranian director Majid Majidi was among the 15 international short films introduced to the 93rd Oscars ceremony in 2021.
White Clad tells a story about an old woman who gives some cheese to Ahmad, a ten-year-old boy, and asks him to give it to his father; the cheese which carries a message.
History of Iran's presence in the most-watched cinema event of the year- Academy Awards - goes back to 1977.
Since then, three Iranian films have been nominated for Oscars and two have won the precious award.
First, "Children of Heaven" by Majid Majidi was nominated for Oscars in 1998, and later two movies directed by Asghar Farhadi, namely "A Separation" and "The Salesman", won the Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film in 2011 and 2016 respectively.
Also, "Finding Farideh" by Azadeh Mousavi and Kourosh Ataei was the first Iranian documentary introduced to the 2020 Academy Awards.