Derkshhandeh received the award for her sincere contribution towards promotion of cinema, Sandeep Marwah, president of the festival, which took place in Noida from November 26 to 28, said during the closing ceremony of the event.

Derakhshandeh is mostly known for her great attention to major social problems in Iranian society. 

She is a graduate of filmmaking from the Advanced School of Television and Cinema in Tehran. She started her professional career by making documentary films for IRIB channels in Kermanshah and Tehran.

“Hush! Girls Don’t Scream”, “Under the Smokey Roof”, “Eternal Children” and “Serial Dream” are among her noteworthy credits.

With the support of Farabi Cinema Foundation, Derakhshandeh participated at some local and international film festivals.

Pouran Derakhshandeh has won a number of awards, including "Golden Butterfly" awards at the 21st Children and Young Adults Film Festival, two Crystal Simorgh awards in the 25th Fajr International Film Festival, A Golden Statue & Cash Prize for the best Family & Educational Movie(Wet Dream) From 36th Roshod INTL Film Fest-Tehran 2006, etc.

The 19th Dhaka International Film Festival will hold a retrospective of Derakhshandeh in January 2021. She is scheduled to attend question and answer sessions that will be held after each screening.

The 10th edition of the Jagran Film Festival (JFF) in New Delhi also held a retrospective of Derakhshandeh in July 2019.

A number of her award-winning movies, including “Hush! Girls Don’t Scream”, “Under the Smokey Roof”, “Eternal Children” and “Wet Dream”, were reviewed during the festival.