News ID: 322528
Published: 0251 GMT June 25, 2022

Iranian films shine in Croatian festival

Iranian films shine in Croatian festival

Arts & Culture Desk

Three Iranian short films won awards at the 30th Croatian One-Minute Film Festival held at Požega.  

Organized for June 22 to 26, the festival hosted 601 works from 48 countries, IRNA reported.

Iran’s five-minute film ‘Leo’ by Moeen Rouholamini, won the Grand Prix of the festival. The film is about immigration from a child’s point of view.

Rouholamini said that he came up with the idea of ‘Leo’ reading a real story about a mother who reported the football matches for her visually-impaired child.

Kamran Hooshmandian’s ‘Pandora’ also received the 2nd prize. However, ‘You Reap What You Sow’ from Taiwan won the 1st prize.

Three best entries in the official programme were awarded by the international jury of film/video experts with valuable prizes as well as medals and diplomas.

‘Pandora’ also won the Unica Medal of the festival. The prize is given for promoting solidarity between nations or using new forms of expression.

Iran’s short film ‘Umbrella’ by Reza Golchin received the Special Jury Award.

Iran’s Ambassador to Zagreb Parviz Esmaeili attended the award-giving ceremony and received the awards from the head of jury panel Vaclav Antonin Šimek and the festival’s director Zeljko Balog on behalf of Iranian directors.

Films made by directors of Taiwan, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovakia also were awarded at the festival.

Croatian One-Minute Film Festival is the oldest international film festival established in Croatia. The festival fosters a specific form – one minute which is, no matter of genre, very challenging and encouraging for filmmakers’ creativity.




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