The film won the Best Audience Award of the Iranfest, a section dedicated to Iranian short films.

The accolade is the film’s second prize after winning the Best Short Drama Film Award at the Rome Film Fest, IRNA wrote.

The film’s first international screening was at the 16th Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF) in Georgia.

‘Aparat’ has previously participated in the Batumi International Art-House Film Festival in Georgia, the International Children’s Film Festival – Cinekid ScreeningClub in the Netherlands, and the Gold Coast Film Festival in the US.

‘Aparat’ is the story of six teenage boys who, in a remote village, decide to work in order to rent an eight-millimeter movie camera from a wanderer.

Mehdi Qolizadeh, Ebrahim Najmabadi, Emad Mohebbi, Zari Najmabadi and Mehdi Rezaei are among the cast of the film.

Najmabadi was selected to evaluate the films at the 14th Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) in India.

He was a member of the jury panel of the 15th Cyprus International Film Festival, the 14th Red Rock Film Festival in the US, the 11th Bridges International Film Festival and the 7th Blackbird Film Festival in the US.

Najmabadi is well-known for writing and directing short films. He has directed several short films such as ‘Peace,’ ‘Copper Wire,’ ‘Ant,’ ‘77 Years of Solitude,’ ‘Red Season,’ ‘Into the Rainbow,’ ‘White Season’ and ‘Aparat,’ and won several international awards.


Source: Iran daily