The 20th Iran Cinema Celebration, organized annually by the Iranian House of Cinema with an aim to observe Iran’s National Day of Cinema, intorduced the best Iranian cinematic productions in the previous year in a gala held at Vahdat Hall on Saturday evening.
‘No Date, No Signature’ led the list with the highest number of awards, including Best Director for Vahid Jalilvand, Best Film, Best Script for Ali Zarnegar and Vahid Jalilvand, Best Supporting Actress for Zakieh Behbahani and Best Supporting Actor for Navid Mohammadzadeh.
While receiving the award for Best Film, Jalilvand stressed that today's Iranian cinema is "screaming" the society's woes ahead of everyone else.
The Best Animation award of 20th Iran Cinema Celebration went to ‘Run, Rostam, Run’ directed by Hossein Molayemi, while ‘Pedovore’ by Mohammad Kart won the Best Short Film Award.
‘Run, Rostam, Run’ is a 2D animated piece depicting the old Persian national hero Rostam who needs to travel to the future, to contemporary Tehran, in order to make up for what he has done to his own son. In Tehran, he doesn't know whether to choose the legal or illegal way to reach his goal.
The Best Documentary Director Award went to Ard Atapour for ‘Persepolis-Chicago’. ‘Istanbul Junction’ directed by Mostafa Kiayee, which reconstructs the tragic collapse of a high-rise landmark ‘Plasco’ building in Tehran on 19 January 2017, won the Best Visual Effects Award for Farid Nazerfasihi.
‘Pig’, directed by Mani Haghighi, won Best Makeup Award for Mehrdad Mirkiani. Haghighi’s production is a riotous Iranian film industry satire about a serial killer beheading famous filmmakers and a director who’s outraged he hasn’t been targeted.
‘Pig’ also won Best Costume Design for Negar Nemati, and Best Film Score for Payman Yazdanian.
Best Sound Recording Award went to Rashid Daneshmand for ‘Bridge of Sleep’, while Alireza Alavian received the Best Sound Mixing Award for ‘Damascus Time’.
Best Set Design went to Hojjat Ashtari for ‘Blockage’, and Best Cinematography Award went ot Masoud Salami for ‘Asphyxia’, directed by Fereydoun Jeyrani.
‘Sara and Ayda’, directed by Maziar Miri, won Best Editing Award for Ahmad Moradpour, and Best Actress Award for Ghazal Shakeri.
Miri’s flick had previously won the Best Film from Asian Continent award at the 10th Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF).
Source: Mehr News