Source: Iran Daily
Derakhshandeh did not attend the award ceremony as she was preoccupied with another project and the prizes were received by one of the actors in the film, Nima Safaei, reported IRNA.
The festival was held from September 2 to 10 in Monrovia, California.
Pouran Derakhshandeh (born 27 March 1951 in Kermanshah, Iran) is an Iranian film director, producer, screen writer, and researcher.
Derakh'shandeh graduated in film directing in 1975 from Advanced School of Television and Cinema in Tehran. She started her professional career by making documentary films for the Kermanshah Television and subsequently for the Tehran Television. Her motion pictures include Relationship (1986), A Little Bird of Happiness (1987), Passing Through the Dust (1988), Lost Time (1989), A Love Without Frontier (1998), Candle in the Wind (2003), Wet Dream (2005), Eternal Children (2006), and Hush! Girls Don't Scream (2013). (read more on Wikipedia)
About Action on Film Festival:
The festival was founded in 2004 by Del Weston. After being disappointed by a bad experience, Weston sought to create a festival where filmmakers could showcase their films. It was first held in Long Beach, California as a part of the Long Beach International Martial Arts Championships. In 2008, it moved to Pasadena, California. In 2012, it moved to Monrovia, California.
The festival accepts all major genres and is not limited to action films.
Each year the festival recognizes outstanding actors and projects in nearly eight categories.
'Action on Film' is the go to festival for filmmakers, writers, producers, actors, composers and post production professionals to have their work recognized and honored. The festival has launched a number of careers and continues to use aggressive marketing to bring even more attention and success to filmmakers and writers from around the globe.
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