TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iran’s cinema won three awards at the 19th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) in Bangladesh. 35 Iranian feature and short films participated at the 19th Dhaka International Film Festival.
The 19th DIFF was held from 16 to 24 January 2021. The event used the virtual platform for the first time, besides the cinema halls.
“Sunless Shadows” directed by Mehrdad Oskouei won the Best Documentary award at Spiritual Film section, “Tirishko” by Shakiba Khaleghi won the Best Short Film award at Women Filmmakers section, and Nasim Ahmadpour and Shahram Mokri received the Best Script Writer award for “Careless Crime” by Shahram Mokri.
Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) is a biennial film festival held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Established in 1992, the festival was initially organized on annual basis but became a biennial event since 1995. DIFF is one of the most prestigious film events in Bangladesh, dedicated to introducing mainstream global cinema to the local filmmakers as well as to promote healthy cine culture within Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, the DIFF’s “Cinema of the World” section lineup includes ‘Shahre Qesseh Cinema’ (Cinema Shahr-e Qesseh) by Keyvan Ali-Mohammadi, ‘The Black Cat’ by Karim Amini, Borzou Niknejad’s ‘Amphibious’, ‘Kiarostami and His Missing Cane’ by Mahmoud-Reza Sani, and Kazem Mollaee’s ‘The Badger’, all from Iran, as well as Iranian-Japanese film ‘New Moon Hotel’ by Takefumi Tsutsui.
The festival’s “Children Film Session” will screen five films from Iran, including ‘The Blue Girl’ by Keivan Majidi, ‘That Night’s Train’ by Hamid-Reza Qotbi, Mojgan Bayat’s ‘Born of the Earth’, ‘The Ocean Behind the Window’ by Babak Nabizadeh and Teymour Qaderi’s ‘Gando’.
The festival lineup also includes Manijeh Hekmat’s ‘Bandar Band’ with a number of films made by prominent Iranian director Pouran Derakhshandeh to be reviewed at the DIFF as part of the “Retrospective” section.
- source : ISNA