Mrs. Iran’s Husband qualified for the Oscar Academy Award with wining the best short documentary award from Hot Docs.
Mrs. Iran’s Husband which is written and directed by Marjan Khosravi and produced by Milad Khosravi won the best intranational short documentary award from the 30th edition of Hot Docs.
Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival is an Academy Award qualifying festival for short and feature documentaries and, as winners of the Best International Short Documentary Award, Mrs. Iran’s Husband will qualify for consideration in the Documentary Short Subject category of the annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided they comply with Academy rules.
The awards for this edition of Hot Docs were revealed at the Awards Presentation ceremony at TIFF Bell Lightbox of the Toronto city that juries brought the below statement for the best international short documentary film:
“For its subtle intelligence and non-judgmental narrative. This honest family portrait allows us to approach a reality that deserves our attention now.”
Fifteen awards in total were given out, including 11 awards for Festival films in competition —of which four were won by female filmmakers. Playing on screens across Toronto, the 30th anniversary Hot Docs Festival will close on Sunday, May 7. The Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian documentary will be announced on the last day of the Festival at a special encore screening at 7:00 pm at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.
Mrs. Iran’s Husband is an inspiration from the Mrs. Ahoo’s Husband novel written by Ali Mohammad Afghani and is about a nomad Bakhtiari family.
Marjan Khosravi also made Snowy Mother in 2019, The Snow Calls in 2020, Vadiyar in 2021 and The Dream of a Horse in 2022 and so far her films has been selected for many major festivals such as IDFA, Krakow Film Festival, Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Off-Odense Film Festival, DMZ Documentary Film Festival and Big Sky International Documentary Film Festival.