20th Iran Cinema Celebration announces winners
Tehran, The 20th Iran Cinema Celebration named the best Iranian cinematic productions made in the Iranian calendar year which ended on March 20, 2018.
'No Date, No Signature' led the list with the highest number of awards, including Best Director for Vahid Jalilvand, Best Film, Best Script for Ali Zarnegar and Jalilvand, Best Supporting Actress for Zakieh Behbahani and Best Supporting Actor for Navid Mohammadzadeh.
The Iranian House of Cinema organizes the celebration each year to commemorate Iran's National Day of Cinema, which will be observed on September 12 this year.
'No Date, No Signature' has won many prestigious international awards, including the Best Director Award for Jalilvand and Best Actor Award for Mohammadzadeh at the Venice Horizons sections of the 74th Venice Film Festival.
The Best Animation award of 20th Iran Cinema Celebration went to 'Run, Rostam, Run' directed by Hossein Molayemi, while 'Pedovore' by Mohammad Kart won the Best Short Film Award.
The Best Documentary Director Award was given to Ard Atapour for 'Persepolis-Chicago'. 'Istanbul Junction' directed by Mostafa Kiayee, which reconstructs the tragic collapse of a high-rise landmark 'Plasco' building in Tehran on January 19, 2017, received the Best Visual Effects Award for Farid Nazerfasihi.
'Pig', directed by Mani Haqiqi, won the Best Makeup Award for Mehrdad Mirkiani, Best Costume Design for Negar Nemati and Best Film Score for Payman Yazdanian.
Best Sound Recording Award went to Rashid Daneshmand for 'Bridge of Sleep', while Alireza Alavian received the Best Sound Mixing Award for 'Damascus Time'.
Best Set Design went to Hojjat Ashtari for 'Blockage', and Best Cinematography Award went to Masoud Salami for 'Asphyxia', directed by Fereydoun Jeyrani.
'Sara and Ayda', directed by Maziar Miri, picked up the Best Editing Award for Ahmad Moradpour, and Best Actress Award for Ghazal Shakeri.
Hamed Behdad won the Best Actor Award for his solid performance in 'Blockage', portraying hot-tempered worker who cracks down on illegal street stalls in Tehran.
SOURCE: Iran Daily