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Parvin Etesami Film Festival Lauds Bahram Beizaii's "Bashu"

TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (Mehr News Agency) -- Bahram Beizaii's "Bashu, the Little Stranger" was announced as the best film at the International Parvin Etesami Film Festival.

The acclaimed film, which narrates the story of a boy who escapes from his hometown in the Iran-Iraq war-stricken region of the south where a Gilani woman gives him shelter, won a Golden Parvin Award for its accurate reflection of women's social roles.



Film make-up artist Mehri Shirazi and film editor Hayedeh Safiyari were also awarded with Golden Parvin Awards for their lifetime achievements in Iranian cinema.


According to the Mehr News Agency, the winners were announced Saturday during a ceremony at Tehran's Andisheh Hall, which was attended by several artists including Khosro Sinaii, Bahram Beizaii, Farah Osuli, Hooman Seyyedi and Kamal Tabrizi.


Following is the list of winners of the International Section:

 Best Feature Film "A Dress for Sadaf" by Maryam Sadeqi (Iran)


Best Documentary Film: "Where Is My House?" by Catherine Gholami (Iran)


Best Experimental Film: Laila Pakalnina "Silence" (Latvia)


Best Animation: "Hokus-Pokus" by Anna Samoylovich (Germany)


* Golden Lotus Awards category:


Best Film: "All My Paraphernalia Is Dislocated" by Hooman Seyyedi


Best Feature Film: "Snowy Dreams" by Salem Salavati


Best Documentary Film: Khatereh Hanachi "Count Down"


Best Experimental Film" Zahra Salimi "It Was Winter"


Especial Jury Award: Anahita Qazvinizadeh "The Wind Blows Wherever It Wants"


* Silver Lotus Awards category:


Best Director: Pupak Mozaffari "The Third Class"


Best Screenplay: Nahid and Sepideh Shams "I Live with My Fingers"


Best Editor: Fereshteh Mollajan "The Night Symphony"


Best Actress: Hasti Mohammaii "The Night Symphony"


Best Cameraman: Rita Ebrahimi "The Sky Is Mine" and "Count Down"



The festival, named in memory of the Iranian female poet Parvin Etesami, was held at the Mellat Cinematic Complex and Iranian Artists Forum from November 22 to 27.


A total of 41 foreign films from 20 countries competed in the International Section of the event. National section jury members Shadmehr Rastin, Mohammadreza Aslani and Parivash Nazarieh chose 103 films from the 400 submitted to the gala's secretariat.


The jury members Nasser Bakideh, Kurosh Jahed and Hadi Manbti selected 41 films out of 135 movies submitted to the international section.

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