TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iranian short film ‘Mostafa’ won the Best Director Award at the International Kolkata Short Film Festival in India. Directed by Alireza Teymouri and produced by Peyman Shahmohammadi, ‘Mostafa’ is the story of an Afghan man who lives with his family in Iran. This family does not have any identity cards and this creates a problem for them.
The short film has been made with the support of the South Regional Film Organization and the Swedish Institute Film.
The Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) is an annual film festival held in Kolkata, India. Founded in 1995, it is the third-oldest international film festival in India.
The festival is organized by the West Bengal Film Centre under the West Bengal Government.
This year’s event was held from 18-24 January.
Previously, the film Bandar-Band by an Iranian director shone as the best film at the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival in India. Directed by Manijeh Hekmat, the Iranian film Bandar-Band, as the best film, won the “Golden Statue of the Bengal Tiger” in the International Film Innovation Competition section of the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival in India.
The festival was scheduled to take place from 5th to 12th November 2020. Due to Covid-19 Pandemic, it has been rescheduled for Jan 8-15 2021.
The film has also participated in other cinematic events such as Toronto, Zurich, Mill Valley, Bosphorus, Hainan, and Films From the South.
- source : Mehr