Breathing by Farshid Ayyubinejad won first prize while Azadeh by Mir Abbas Khosravinejad received an honorable mention, the organizers announced on Wednesday.

Breathing is about several workers who work in a stone factory and are forced to hide in a dark room every time the insurance agent visits the factory.  

Azadeh tells the story of a girl who wants to meet her father but her mother and brother won’t give her permission. 

The Collection by Emmanuel Blanchard from France received second prize and Ashmina by Dekel Berenson from the UK received an honorable mention.

Two more Iranian films, Are You Volleyball?! by Mohammad Bakhshi and Pedovore (Child Eater) by Mohammad Kart, were also on screen during the festival, which was held from August 17 to 19.

Source: Tehran Times