News ID: 317031
Published: 0346 GMT October 12, 2021

Iran’s ‘Ava’ wins two awards at US festival

Iran’s ‘Ava’ wins two awards at US festival

The Iranian short film, ‘Ava,’ directed by Sasan Karimi, won the Best Short Film and Best Actor awards at the Imagine This Women's International Film Festival (ITWIFF) in New York, the United States.

‘Ava’ narrates the story of a girl, Ava, who finds her father after a long period of time. The father has been suffering from some mental disorder, IRNA reported.

Like her father, Ava is an artist. She is in a challenge with some social taboos and afraid of having a destiny like her father’s.

The cast list of the short flick includes Hana Kamkar, Mahmoud Nazaralian, Sohabanou Zolqadr, Mahsa Eqbali, Aram Yousefinia, Farzaneh Neshatkhah, Mostafa Parvin, and Bijan Kamkar.

The film has already been screened at the 15th edition of the Taos Shortz Film Festival in the US, and the 7th edition of the Beeston Film Festival in the UK.

According to its official website, the event is a New York-based women’s festival that aims to amplify and empower independent and aspiring woman filmmakers from around the world.



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