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Monday 25 December 2017 - 15:22
The Winners for the 11th International Film Festival "Cinema Verite" Were Selected

The Grand Prize of the Festival Was Dedicated to the Victims of Kermanshah earthquake

At the ceremony which was held on Sunday, December 17, in the Andisheh Hall, the winners of the 11th Iran Documentary Film Festival, "Cinema Verite" were announced and the festival's grand prize was awarded by the representative of the Orouj Cultural and Art Institute to the victims of Kermanshah earthquake.
The Grand Prize of the Festival Was Dedicated to the Victims of Kermanshah earthquake
Samaneh Farahani
In this ceremony, attended by a large number of officials, filmmakers, international guests and journalists, the festival's winners were described and praised as follows:
 
Honoring the Documentary Cinema of Eastern Azerbaijan
In "Honoring the Documentary Cinema of Eastern Azerbaijan", the festival awarded 19 filmmakers with the festival's crystal statue, the honorary diploma and gold coins. These artists included Mohammad Hassan Daamenzan, Rahim Mortezavand, Hossein Poursatar, Mirhossein Servatmand, Mohammad Ehsani, Vahid Husseini-nami, Ali Kheyrkhah, Maryam Amini Ghazi-jahani, Masoumeh Mohammadpour, Ali Delkari, Farhoud Bahri-karami, Ghorbanali Taherfar, Shahram Alizadeh-Amniyeh, Mohammad Mahmoudi-Asl, Younes Moghaddam-eywandi, Mohammad-Bagher Vosoughi, Mohammad Farzin-nia, Farid Mirkhani and Majid Fathi.
Art and Experience Cinema Awards
Jafar Sanei-moghadam and Seifollah Samadian presented the Art and Experience Awards as follows: The honorary diploma and 30 million rials to Davoud Ashrafi, the director of "Boulevard Story"; The Art and Experience statue, the honorary diploma and 50 million rials to Azadeh Mousavi and Kourosh Ataei, directors of "In Search of Farideh".
AIFIC Award
The Award of the Association of Iranian Filmmaking Institutes and Companies (AIFIC) was received by Mahdi Koohian, the producer of "The Judge and Death".
Documentary TV Award
Salim Ghafouri, the director of Documentary TV of Iran, awarded this channel's honorary diploma and the 70 Million rials to the Director of "Edward", Mohammad Bagher Shahi.
Tehran Municipality's Cultural and Art Organization Award
Mahmoud Salahi, the director of Tehran Municipality's Cultural and Art Organization, presented this organization's awards as follows:
Third prize: The honorary diploma and 30 Million rials to Shahram Mirab-Aghdam, the director of "Valley of Silents"
Second prize: The honorary diploma and 40 million rials to Hasan Naghashi, the director Vazarieh
First prize: The honorary diploma and 50 Million rials to Mahdi Bagheri, the director of "Looking for the house of the sun".
Honoring Sa'adat Ali Saeedpour
Mohammad Mohammadpour, the director of Culture and Islamic Guidance Office of East Azerbaijan and Mohammad Mahdi Tabatabayi-Nejad, the festival director, honored the experienced documentary director of Tabriz, Sa'adat Ali Saeedpourm by awarding him the Cinema Verite Turquoise Statue, the honorary diploma and the five gold coins.
 
International Competition
 
The jury of the International Competition, including Gianfranco Rosi, Darryl Els, Katayoun Shahabi, Matthieu Darras, Pimpaka Towira and Sam Kalantari, announced the festival's winners in this section as follows:
The Short and Semi-Long Documentary Competition:
Special Jury Prize: The statue of the festival, honorary diploma and $ 2,000 to Mohammad Reza Vatandoust for "Lotus", from Iran.
Best Documentary Short: The statue of the festival, honorary diploma and $ 3,000 to Afsaneh Salari for "No Man's Land", from Portugal and France.
Best Semi-Long Documentary: The statue of the festival, honorary diploma and $ 4,000 to Alejandro G. Salgado for "Bolingo, the Forest of Love", from Spain.
Documentary Feature Competition:
Special Jury Prize: The statue of the festival, honorary diploma and $ 2,000 to Ezatollah Parvazeh, for "My Mother, My Tribe", from Iran.
Best Documentary: The statue of the festival, honorary diploma and $ 5,000 to Reza Farahmand, for "Women with Gunpowder Earrings", from Iran.
 


Avini Award

Morteza Sarhangi and Reza Borji, the juries of the Avini Award, a special section for documentaries on the Islamic Revolution, Iran-Iraq war and the resistance, introduced and praised the winners as follows:
Appreciation of the Jury: Shahid Avini statue, honorary diploma and 50 million rials to Ehsan Emadi, for "Razmara: A Silent Case".
Special Jury Prize: Shahid Avini statue, honorary diploma and 80 million rials to Mostafa Razagh Karimi, for "Grand Dame of Iran".
Best Documentary Short (Best Director): Shahid Avini Statue, honorary diploma and 100 Million rials to Ahmed Zayeri, the director of "Citizen War".
Best Documentary (Best Director): Avini Statue, honorary diploma and 120 Million rials to Reza Farahmand, for "Women with Gunpowder Earrings".
Special prize of the festival's secretary: Avini statue, honorary diploma and 80 million rials to Jamshid Bayat Tork, for "Empty Hands".
Honorung Mostafa Razagh Karimi
Mohammad Mehdi Heydarian and Ebrahim Hatamikia honored Mostafa Razagh Karimi, the prominent Tabrizian filmmaker, with the festival's Turquoise Statue, honorary diploma and gold coins.
 











National Competetion
The jury of the national competition, Manouchehr Tayyab, Mohammad Ali Farsi, Ramin Heydari Farouqi, Alireza Zarindast, Amir Tajik, Moin Karimoddini and Mastaneh Mohajer, introduced and praised the winners as follows:
Best Narration Writing: The festival's statue, honorary diploma and 60 Million rials to Milad Mohammadi, the writing the narration of "The Love of the Geranioums".
Best Sound: The festival's statue, honorary diploma and 60 Million rials to Kioumars Mohammad Chenari (Sound Recorder) and Hasan Mahdavi (Sound Design) for "Women with Gunpowder Earrings".
Best Cinematography: The festival's statue, honorary diploma and 60 Million rials to Cameraman Ali Shilandarim for "To See and to Be".
Best Editing: The festival's statue, honorary diploma and 60 Million rials to Hamid Najafirad, for "In Search of Farideh".
Best Music: The festival's statue, honorary diploma and the 60 Million rials to Afshin Azizi, for "In Search of Farideh".
Best Researcher: The festival's statue, honorary diploma and 70 Million rials to Sudabeh Mojaveri, for Veh Antiock Shapour.
Best Documentary Short (Directing): The festival's statue, honorary diploma and 100 Million rials to Fatthollah Amiri and Nima Asgari for "Ranger and Leopard".
Best Documentary (Directing): The festival's statue, honorary diploma and 120 Million rials Cash to Reza Farahmand for "Women with Gunpowder Earrings".
Special Jury Award: The Jury of the 11th Iran International Documentary Film Festival, with honoring all the crews of "Love Rotory", gave their special prize, including the festival's statue, honorary diploma and 80 million rials on behalf of the group, to Ali Hamraz, the director and Mohammed Kart, the producer of this documentary.
The special prize of the festival's secretary: including the festival's statue, honorary diploma and was presented by Mohammad Mehdi Tabatabaye Nejad to Azadeh Mousavi Kourosh Ataei, the directors of "In Search of Farideh".
Best Documentary (Producing): The festival's statue, honorary diploma and 140 Million rials donated to Orouj Cultural and Art Institute for producing "Grand Dame of Iran". Gholamali Asgarian, on behalf of this institute, donated a cash prize to the victims of Kermanshah earthquake.
 
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