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Police Film Festival winners announced

TEHRAN, Jan. 12 (Mehr News Agency) -- The winners of the 2nd Police Film Festival were Thursday night awarded in the closing gala at the Milad Hall of Tehran International Permanent Fairground.

Iranian Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel and National Police Chief Brigadier General Esmaeil Ahmadi-Moqaddam along with political and cultural figures attended the ceremony.

The festival secretary Nasser Shafaq, in his speech, praised the event, saying that the festival helps the police find a better way to gain public trust and remedy the shortcomings.

Omid Sharif Mousavi (right) one of the award winners

The festival was comprised of various sections, including Video Film, Feature-Length Movie, Short Screenplay, Video Screenplay, 110-Second Film, Animation, Documentary, Short Film, and TV Series.

Mostafa Rastgar and Esmaeil Fallahpur won the Best Screenplay and Best Director awards respectively for the film "We Are Still Alive" while Parissa Eshqi received the Special Prize for her film "Nightmare" at the Video Film Section.

The honorary diplomas and cash prizes went to screenwriters Asghar Ariankhah and Alireza Mo'tamedi for the films "The Western Doll" and "Keep off the Crime Scene" at the Feature-Length Movie Section.

In the Special Look Section, Sadeq Kamyar's "Pilgrimage" won the Best Director Award while Jamshid Hashempur was presented with the Best Actor Award for his role as a police officer in the film "Landing in Nostalgia".

Akbar Mahmud-Shariat, Samaneh Soltani- Oskui, Javad Mozdabadi, Rahim Bayazidi, and Ahmad Keshmiri were praised for the films "The Soldier's Night", "No Comment", "The Avenge Hour", "I'm Major Maleki", and "Junction" respectively in the Short Screenplay Section.

The Best Screenplay Award was given to Azadeh Fardipur for the film "Companions" while Davud Amirian, Esmaeil Mihandust, and Parichehr Soheili were honored for "NAJA Hotel", "Very Close Contact", and "Santa Claus" respectively in the Video Screenplay Section.

In the 110-Second Film Section, Kaveh Sajjadi-Hosseini grabbed the Best Director Award for his film "Stop Talking, Please".

The jury also honored directors Nima Amiri ("I Don't Like to Be Hitler"), Mehdi Talebani ("Write on the Wall"), Benyamin Esbati ("Amir-Ali"), Farzaneh Farshad ("Somebody Like Us"), Simin Tahmasbi ("Countdown"), Mehrshad Dehestani ("Travelers"), Mehdi Parizar ("Way"), Mohammad Pazuki ("Lifter"), and Orod Peykanfar ("Highway Police") in the section.

Peykanfar's film was also praised along with Ebrahim Saketi's "Noise Pollution" and Fatemeh Yasrebi's "Three" in the Animation Section.

The South Khorassan Police Department received the first prize for producing "At the Depth of the Desert" at the Documentary Section.

In the TV Series Section, Mohsen Shah-Mohammadi won the Best Director Award for his popular film "The Sheriff" while screenwriters Bijan Mirbaqeri and Saeid Shahsavari were awarded for the series "Toward Heavens".

... Payvand News - 1/12/07 ... --

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