Jury members of the festival granted the Jury Award and Grand Prix to Nabizadeh’s film because of showing poetic insight, responsibility and courage in the face of poverty, failure and social inequality.

The festival has started from June 10 and it will run until June 23.

The film is the story of Borhan, a young and smart adolescent from a village in a faraway and beautiful island in which people have a hard life. He takes a group of tourists to island’s spectacular visiting spots. He plays music and performs shows for them. Life starts burgeoning. More tourists come to the island but there is a big problem on the way.

The film had already won the UNICEF Special Prize (a trophy and letter of appreciation) for depicting the humane, independent and dynamic nature of a child in thinking and decision making, providing a creative educational environment for every child especially those with disabilities, preserving the local culture and nature for children, and creative, artistic and outstanding cinematography and visualization.

It has also won the Grand Prix in the competitive section of the Zero Plus International Children's and Youth Film Festival, known as Zero Plus, in Tyumen, Russia, six awards in the 32nd International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Isfahan, Iran, and the Best Children’s Film Award from San Francisco International Film Festival.


Source: Iran Daily