The Iranian film went on screen at the ‘Cinema’s Effects on People’ section of the festival.

A sum of 86 films from 48 countries competed in the Russian festival which was organized by the Russian State University of Cinematography.

In addition to the award-winning ‘Khoniyar’s Children,’ two other Iranian films, ‘Gaze,’ directed by Farnoush Samadi and ‘Aparat’ by Hassan Najmabadi also took part in the festival.

The VGIK International Student Festival is one of the oldest student film showcases.

The first festival was held in 1961. The main film competition consisted of 29 films, the Grand Prix being granted to Andrei Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky for his work, ‘The Boy and the Dove’.

But it was only at the 9th festival in 1972 when international prizes were awarded for the first time.

The first to win awards were B. Boghinovsky from Bulgaria, for his film ‘The 17th parallel’ and the Karpenko-Kary National Institute of Performing Arts, for the presented film program.

Source: Iran daily