TEHRAN.(Iranart) – Iranian films garnered three awards at the 16th Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh, the organizers announced on Saturday.
The Best Children Film Badal Rahman Award was presented to “White Bridge” by Ali Qavitan.
The film tells the story of Bahareh, an Iranian girl who is disabled in an accident just a few months after the start of the school year. According to the Ministry of Education, she must continue her education in a special school. Bahareh refuses to go to the special school and tries to convince her former school to accept her. However, existing laws prevent Bahareh’s return to the regular school and she remains suspended. Bahareh and her mother fight to solve this problem.
Masud Salami won the award for best cinematographer for his collaboration in “Asphyxia” directed by Fereidun Jeirani.
Parinaz Izadyar and Mina Sadati shared the award for best actress for their roles in “Searing Summer” directed by Ebrahim Irajzad.
“Asphyxia” and “Searing Summer” were screened in the Australasian Film Section, in which Onur Saylak from Turkey received the award for best director for “More” and “Zer” by Kazim Oz from Turkey was picked as best film.
The award for best actor went to Allen Dizon for his role in “The Bomb” directed by Ralston Gonzales Jover from the Philippines.