TEHRAN.(Iranart) – Polish filmmaker Piotr Domalewski’s “Evil Deeds” won the grand prix of the 34th Tehran International Short Film Festival (TISFF) on Sunday.
The film is about Max, the ten-year-old son of a hospital cleaner who has been caught trying to steal a patient’s wallet. The elderly pensioner decides not to report the theft, and instead asks Max to complete three tasks, which are more challenging than Max would ever have expected.
Winners were awarded at the closing ceremony of the festival at Tehran’s Art Bureau.
“Andro” by Tornike Gogrichiani from Georgia won the best fiction film award while “Whole to Part” by Seyyed Vahid Hosseini from Iran received the best experimental film award.
“Friday Carpet” by Iranian filmmaker Mehdi Asadi was named the best documentary and the best animation award was presented to “The Never Ending Wall” by Silvia Carpizo from Spain.
In the Iranian film competition, “Animal”, co-directed by Bahram and Bahman Ark, was picked as the best film.
The film also received the audience award and the directors shared the best director award with Arman Khandsarian for his film “Elephant’s Shadow”.
“Animal” tells the story of a man who attempts to cross a frontier disguised as a ram.
The 34th Tehran International Short Film Festival was held from October 17 to 22.