News ID: 205079
Published: 1118 GMT November 27, 2017

Iranian cinema takes six awards at Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes

Iranian cinema takes six awards at Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes

Iranian films and filmmakers won six awards at the Special Award section of the Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes.

In the festival, 'Mermaid' by Mohammadreza Arab received the Best Feature Film while 'A Baby with Red Socks' by Khodadad Jalali took three awards including the Best Original Score for Sattar Oraki, Best Director for Jalali and Best Actress for Samaneh Nasri, reported.

Best Short Film award went to 'The Provisional Death of Bees' by Maryam Firouzi and Best Short Screenplay was given to 'Gandoo' by Robabeh Rohi-Samian. Interestingly Oraki received the Best Original score for 'A Baby with Red Socks' and 'Mermaid'.

Other Iranian films: 'Life without Life' by Kaveh Moeinfar and 'Mediterranean Dreams' by Misaq Bahraloloomian were nominated for the Best Feature Film and Best Short Film titles respectively in the festival's competition section.

The festival aims to promote independent filmmakers and innovative works to taking risks and moving the frontiers from the boring and most of the times empty conventional to the artistic initiating strong emotions, and out of the box exceptional thus giving the opportunity to independent filmmakers to showcase their works free from commercial constraints.

The first edition of Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes was a long journey from France, to Egypt, to Turkey, to Iran, to India, to Mongolia, to China, to Japan, to Australia, to New Zealand, to South Africa, to Argentina, to Brazil, to the US, to the Dominican Republic, to Ireland, to the UK, to Germany and many more countries — a wonderful journey through filmmaking, screenwriting, and everlasting creativity, toward making a better world.

The festival, which began on November 25, will continue until November 30.

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