Four films were honored as winners in the international section.
Among the films is “Running Sushi” by Stepan Etrych from the Czech Republic, which is about four sushi athletes in a running competition.
“Sand Signs” by Italian director Hermes Mangialardo about a child, who draws things he has dreamed of on the sand, was another winner.
The Animated films “Cycle” by Alex Ishida from Japan, about the director’s experience of cycling from Tokyo to Kyoto, and “Picnic” by Omer Mirac Tunc from Turkey, about an unusual family picnic in a park, also received awards.
In the national competition, “Gone…” by Samaneh Fazlollah Asadi was picked as best film.
The film is about immigrants and the sacrifices they made in their lives.
“Stop” by Pegah Ansari received the special jury award, while “Diaper” by Mohammadreza Sa’adati won the audience award.
“Stop” is about a man and a woman who are made to rethink their relationship by a word from an angry flower boy.
“Diaper” depicts a man who can’t afford to buy diapers for his toddler.
The Art Bureau of the Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization is the organizer of the festival, which was held at the Azadi Cineplex on February 27 and 28.
Source: Tehran Times