Film Festival|جشنواره فیلم

“53rd story”



It was the film festival for short films and people were so interested to watch them one by one and describe or analyze each one as we all love to do.

They saw a few 10-minute films and seemed like they enjoyed each and every one of them.


The last short film was about to start and people got even more excited because after this last one they could vote for the best film. The prize of the best 10-minute short film depended on people’s votes.


The film started with an image of a ceiling. Two minutes passed and people were waiting to see what would happen next. Four more minutes passed and the camera was still on the ceiling.


Some of the spectators left the cinema with anger. Eight minutes of the 10-minute film passed and the camera never left the ceiling. It was really boring and frustrating.


Everyone was mumbling and some were swearing. The film was going nowhere and it really didn’t seem like it would get any positive reviews or votes.


When the film reached the 9-minute mark, the camera moved to a young child laying on a bed who was paralyzed from the neck down by an accident caused by a drunken careless driver.


Then there came writing:

“This was just 10-minutes of my life and most of you weren’t patient enough to watch the film, now you know how the rest of my life looks like. Please be thankful for your health and abilities. Drive sober, other people care about their lives if you don’t for yours.”


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  1. I loved the story so much got emotional ,most of people are not patient ,if we were the world would not be like it is now,thanks for sharing this.

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  2. Thanks for sharing…. not only drive sober but leave the phones and ipads off also while behind the wheel… someone’s life and destiny is in ones hands when setting in the drivers seat… 🙂

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  3. Your stories always gives a strong social message. Good one! 😊

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  4. Yep! Word Press needs more that a LIKE button! This was a beautiful and powerful share.
    Had I been there….. I would have stayed for the whole film! After 57 seconds of ONLY a ceiling, it would have become obvious to me that there was going be a powerful ending!

    In California, USA, there is a hands-off-law for cell phones when driving. You are NOT to touch your phone while driving!
    Thank you again!

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    • Thanks dear Ren it shows how caring and loving person you are. We do have great punishments for any kind of careless drivers here in Canada as well but unfortunately every night there is sad news about these kind of accidents. ❤️

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  5. Another power-packed story, Laleh.

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  6. Wow! That’s a really powerful and emotional story and a lesson for all of us – never judge anyone until you’ve walked in their shoes. Thank you so much for sharing this 😊 xx

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  7. Very, very touching. Thank you

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  8. A heartbreaking story and a great reminder Laleh ❤️

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  9. Wow what a way to get an important message through

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  10. powerful and a grabber… And the closing line…others care about their lives even if you don’t…

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  11. Wow, Laleh. What a powerful story. And so eye-opening. Thank you.

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  12. WOW, were the first words coming out of me. What a powerful message!

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  13. Sometimes it’s the simplest films that hold the most powerful message, thank you for sharing with us Laleh.


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  14. Reblogged this on lampmagician and commented:
    Just be patient! 🙂 ❤

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  15. Great story dear Laleh jan ❤

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  16. A very powerful message, Laleh! Thank you for sharing it!! ❤

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  17. Wow….so powerful is the movie she your description. Incredibly sad tone honest. Drunk drivers ruin lives.

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  18. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

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  19. Wow! Impacting! Powerful Unforgettable

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  20. Thanks for following my blog; you are very kind.

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  21. Thanks for being such a special international friend. May our friendship have no end.

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  22. I admit, I would have been getting antsy after a nine minutes of watching a movie featuring one shot of a ceiling, but quite the payoff at the end. A drunk driver left my friend’s father paralyzed and bedridden for decades.

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  23. Awesome. An over-used term, but well deserved here.

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  24. Profound and powerful, you nailed it Laleh!

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  25. Great surprise ending! And a great message.

    Writing tip– in the narration, none of the sentences have any commas. If you structure your sentences with dependent clauses, and commas between two independent clauses, it will create better writing flow.

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  26. Oh my – the power of cinema. Hey

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  27. A well needed post! There’s a lot more to life, than just the glimpses we get to see. If we take a moment, we just might see; that it’s not all about us, and our needs!

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  28. Film festival are always fascinating,no matter the kind❤️

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  29. Awwwn. The story got me emotional. Love your blog. If we have patient people in the world, everyone’s life will be enjoyable. Your stories always come with a great message.

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  30. Die zal wel ingeslagen zijn als een bom

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  31. Na al dat wachten zal hij wel ingeslagen zijn als een bom

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  32. Wonderful post and such a meaningful message. Poor young child! So true about patience, too. Bless you, Laleh. 💐

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