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Mashayekhi, Olov honored at 4th Parvin Etesami Film Festival

Photos by Saman Aghvami, ISNA

TEHRAN, Dec. 27 (Mehr News Agency) -- Actor Jamshid Mashayekhi and actress Jaleh Olov were paid tribute in a ceremony at the 4th Parvin Etesami Film Festival held at Tehran's Art Bureau on Friday. The festival is named in memory of the Iranian poetess Parvin Etesami.

Actor Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz was called to the stage to present the award to Olov, who expressed her devotion to Etesami, saying, "My love of this great poetess has greatly enhanced my interest in poetry. I am proud to receive an award in the name of Etesami."

Actress Jaleh Olov

Veteran actor and dubber Morteza Ahmadi also presented an award to Mashayekhi and said, "I believe Ferdowsi maintained great respect for woman. I believe Etesami is the Gordafarid (the heroine who fought against Sohrab in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh) of this land in the field of art and culture."

Actor Jamshid Mashayekhi (center)

Afterwards, the Parvin awards were handed to the winners in the presence of Deputy Culture Minister for Cinematic Affairs, Mohammadreza Jafari-Jelveh and festival secretary Maziar Rezakhani.

The Best Documentary award went to "Season of Connection" (Panahbarkhoda Rezaii), and the Best Feature-length Film award went to "These Roads Have No Ending" (Tofiq Amani).

The Best Short Documentary award went to "Goodbye Green Valley" (Fereshteh Joghataii), and the Best Animation award to "Why Dogs Hate Cats?" (Lida Fazli).

The film "Empty Jar of Fish" (Atefeh Khademorreza) and animation "Photo" (Maryam Khalilzadeh) received the Jury Special Award.

In the special section of best film with the central theme of women selected from 130 cultural and scientific figures, the film "Mother" by late director Ali Hatami received the award which was presented to his daughter Leila.

Leila Hatami

In addition, author of the book "Da" Zahra Hosseini was also honored in this section.

At the Green Frame section, the best documentary award went to "Katharine" by Elham Es'haqi and best film award went to "Life and No More" by Ruhollah Molavi.

At the Silver Lilies section, the best female director award went to Elham Kian-Deji, and the best screenplay award went to Setareh Samavi.

The best researcher award went to Akram Jadidi, and the best female cinematography award went to Simindokht Fallahzadeh. Rahimeh Shojaii also received the best editor award.

Also in this section, Elmira Abdollahian got the best stage and costume design award, and Baran Kowsari received the best actress award.

Baran Kowsari

Meanwhile, several women heads of households were honored in another part of the ceremony, which was attended by the managing director of the Mehrafarin Charity Society, its actress ambassador Fatemeh Motamed-Arya, and representatives of the UN office in Tehran.

The ceremony concluded with a live music performance by Gholamreza Sanatgar and the presentation of copies of the Divan of Parvin to all the winners.

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