TEHRAN. (Iranart) - The awarding ceremony for the 21st Iran Cinema Celebration was held Fri. night, with Nima Javidi’s feature The Warden picked as Best Film and The Lost Strait by Bahram Tavakkoli winning the most awards.-
The awarding ceremony for the 21st Iran Cinema Celebration was held at Milad Tower Conference Hall on Friday night, with many cinéastes in attendance.
As many as 60 titles were being considered in 14 different categories including best film, best director, best actor, best actress, best costume design, and best stage design.
The Warden by Nima Javid won the Best Film award. The film had previously won the Special Jury Award of Iran's 37th Fajr Film Festival.
The story of the film is set in the 1960s in southern Iran. It is about Nemat Jahed (Navid Mohammadzadeh), an authoritarian prison warden who is promoted to chief of police, but the timing of the promotion comes as he is assigned the task of transferring prisoners to a new building. While they are evacuating the old building, which is supposed to be turned into an airport, an inmate goes missing. This turn of events threatens his promotion and sends him on a wild search to find the missing inmate before his superiors find out.
Navid Mohammadzadeh receiving Best Actor award for "The Warden"
The full list of winners of the 21st Iran Cinema Celebration is as follows:
Best Short Documentary: Beloved by Yaser Talebi
Best Feature Documentary: It Is Winter, awarded to producer Pirouz Hanachi
Best Animation: The Sixth String by Bahram Azimi
Best Short Film: Dissect by Siavash Shahabi
Best Visual Effects: The Warden, awarded to Javad Matouri
Best Field Effects: The Lost Strait, awarded to Mohsen Rouzbahani
Best Make-up: When the Moon Was Full, awarded to Iman Omidvari
Best Sound Mixing: The Lost Strait, awarded to Rashid Daneshmand
Best Sound Editing: The Lost Strait, awarded to Amir-Hossein Ghasemi
Best Costume Design: When the Moon Was Full, awarded to Mohammadreza Shojaei
Best Scene Design: Takhti, awarded to Keivan Moghaddam
Best Score: The Lost Strait, awarded to Hamed Sabet
Best Supporting Actress: Freshteh Sadr-Erfaei for When the Moon Was Full
Best Supportign Actor: Farhad Aslani for Sheeple
Best Editing: 6.5 for One Meter, awarded to Bahram Dehghani
Best Cinematography: The Warden, awarded to Houman Behmanesh
Best Actress: Sara Bahrami for Axing
Best Actor: Navid Mohammadzadeh for The Warden
Best Script: Lovely Trash, awarded to Mohsen Amiryousefi
Best Director: Saeid Rousati for 6.5 for One Meter
Best Film: The Warden directed by Yaser Talebi
The Iranian House of Cinema organizes the celebration every year to commemorate Iran’s National Day of Cinema, which is September 12. This year’s celebration was held a few weeks earlier due to its coincidence with the Muharram.
Source: Mehr News