The nominees are writer Hamid Hesam, painter Hassan Ruholamin, filmmaker Mohammad-Hossein Mahdavian, graphic designer Mohammadreza Doostmohammadi and documentarian Mehdi Naqavian.

A jury composed of sixty members nominated Hesam for “When the Moonlight Was Missing”, a book which carries the memories of veteran Ali Khoshlafz who was seriously wounded in the 1980-1988 Iran–Iraq war.

Ruholamin was selected for his paintings of the Islamic and religious topics such as “The Sky Fell Down”, a large painting depicting the last moments of the life of Imam Hussein (AS).

Mahdavian was nominated for “The Midday Event”, a political drama that features the terrorist atrocity of the Mojahedin-e-Khalq Organization in Iran of the 1980s.

Naqavian received the nomination for his “Out of View”, a documentary series focusing on the unrest that erupted after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner of the June 12 presidential election in 2009.

The winner will be announced on the last day of the Islamic Revolution Art Week, which will be held in Tehran from April 9 to 16.

Source: Tehran Times