FCI 2017 Schedule

FCI 2017 Film Festival Schedule
2017 Flyer

Ticket Prices:

$40 for the entire Festival
$25 for a 1 day pass
$10 for an individual screening session
Tickets available here or at the Proctor’s Box Office.

  • The 6th annual Festival Cinema Invisible (FCI) International Film Festival will be held at Proctor’s GE Theater in Schenectady, NY on Saturday, April 22nd and  Sunday, April 23, 2017.
  • The 6th edition brings 58 world, US and regional film premiers from Persian-speaking communities and the greater Middle East region to the capital region.
  • The 2017 program highlights animation, documentaries and dramas from the Middle East.
  • Featured directors Anne Paq, Ala Qandil, Daby-Zainab Faidhi come to Schenectady to present their films “Gaza: A Gaping Wound” and “The Black Land”.


(See the program below for more information on any individual session.)

SATURDAY APRIL 22, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Session One (10:00 – 11:45) Women In The Arts
This screening features a satirical short about an actor in a casting session and a documentary on four female dancers  in the primarily Muslim country of Tajikistan. 

Session Two (12:00-1:45) Fighting The Patriarchy

This screening features two films a short about a young woman attempting to start her own business and a documentary on a woman who survived an acid attack in Iran.

Session Three (2:00 – 3:45) Twists And Turns

This screening features a series of short dramatic films with a common theme of things not being what they seem.

Break (4:00 – 5:00)

Session Four (5:00 – 6:45) Rural Tales

This screening features two dramatic films where the protagonist faces intriguing challenges in a small town.

Session Five (7:00- 9:00) Traditions and Transitions (Documenting The Arts)

This screening features several documentaries on multiple artistic disciplines and examinations of people preserving or transitioning from their way of working.

SUNDAY APRIL 23, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm


Session Six (10:00 – 11:45) Visions and Voices
This screening features a documentaries on a woman working outside the established lines in Egypt and two women in Jordan who are redefining journalistic norms there.

Session Seven (12:00 – 1:45) War Stories

This screening features short documentaries and dramas with a common theme of war.

** Special note: “Gaza: A Gaping Wound” directors Anna Paq and Ala Qandil will be in attendance to discuss the film and talk about updates about the subjects of the film**

Session Eight (2:00 – 3:45) Actions and Decisions

This screening features a series of short dramatic films with a common theme of actions and decisions leading to unexpected endings.

Break (4:00 – 5:00)

Session Nine (5:00 – 6:45) Animation

This screening features a series of some of the best new short animated films from the Middle East.

** Special note:  director Daby-Zainab Faidhi will be in attendance to discuss her film “The Black Land.”  **

Closing Statements (6:45- 6:55)


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