TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iranian documentary ‘Asho’ grabbed the Lessina Silver for the Best Short Film Award at the 26th Film Festival Della Lessinia (FFDL) in Italy.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s edition of the festival was held online, August 21-30, ifilmtv.com wrote.
Directed by Ja’far Najafi, the 30-minute documentary narrates the story of a boy who herds a flock of sheep.
The boy’s biggest dream is to become a Hollywood star.
The boy, Asho, is under the influence of the Hollywood films that his cousin brought him.
‘Asho’ has participated in several festivals and received many awards, including a special mention at the 62nd International Leipzig Festival in Germany and the Best Film Award of the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The FFDL is an annual nine-day event, “dedicated exclusively to short films, documentaries, and full length features about the life, history, and traditions of the mountains,” according to the official website of the event.
- source : Iran Daily