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Iranian director Anahita Qazvinizadeh grabs Cannes' Cinefoundation award

Source: ISNA

Cannes Film Festival granted the best short film award to an Iranian director Anahita Qazvinizadeh for her 'Needle' .

"Needle," has nabbed the top prize at Cannes' Cinefondation, whose jury was presided by New Zealand-born multi-hyphenate Jane Campion.

Ghazvinizadeh, a student at the School of the Art Insitute of Chicago, won €15,000. As the First Prize winner, Ghazvinizadeh will have the opportunity to present her feature debut at the Festival.


"Needle" is a coming-of-age drama centering on a young girl who is going to get her ears pierced but a quarrel between her parents overwhelms the situation, Variety reported.

The second and third prizes will be awarded €11,250 and €7,500 respectively.

The Cinefondation Selection comprised 18 student films, chosen out of nearly 1,550 entries coming from 277 film schools around the world.

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