Tehran-geles by Arash Nassiri wins prize at the Melbourne International Film Festival
Tehran-geles, directed by Arash Nassiri and produced by Eric Prigent, won the RMIT University Award for Best Experimental Short Film at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). This intriguing film is recently acquired for the Han Nefkens H+F Collection.

Jury statement:
Though radicalism is implied in the designation – the experimental film – the reality is that non-linear film works have developed their own century-long traditions and expressions. Nassiri’s astonishing and mesmerising film, that blurs the lines between animation and the real, between science fiction and documentary, is a visually inventive exploration of what the future of the moving image might look like. In its structure and its editing, it uses the language of cartography to take us on a journey through a landscape that might be Tehran, that might be Los Angeles, or just might be a mutant metropolis born of the tensions arising from exile and belonging. In a word, stunning.

Tehran-geles by Arash Nassiri wins prize at the Melbourne International Film Festival                              

The ArtAids foundation was set up in 2006 at Han Nefkens’ initiative. ArtAids fights AIDS with the power of art as its most important weapon. ArtAids invites leading artists to produce work that is inspired by AIDS and related problems. These works of art are used to raise the public’s consciousness and to encourage their involvement.

Fundació Han Nefkens

The Han Nefkens Foundation is a private non-profit organisation that was set up in Barcelona in 2009 with the aim of promoting the production of contemporary artworks. The mission is to stimulate artistic creation in Barcelona by offering international artists an opportunity to create artworks and interventions in the city, and to promote other fields of contemporary creation.


Han Nefkens started to collect art in 2000. The H+F Collection, named after himself and his partner Felipe, is in long-term loan to various museums in The Netherlands and abroad. Nowadays Han Nefkens is not only active as a collector but also as an initiator of international art projects, often in collaboration with museums and other art institutions.