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Monday 23 December 2019 - 19:12

The Award Winners of 13th Iran International Documentary Film Festival “Cinema Verite” were announced

The award winners of 13th Iran International Documentary Film Festival “Cinema Verite” were announced at the official closing ceremony on December 16th, 2019 at Vahdat Concert Hall where many scholars, documentary filmmakers, journalists, TV/Radio News agencies, and Cinephiles were present.
The Award Winners of 13th Iran International Documentary Film Festival “Cinema Verite” were announced
According to Documentary and Experimental Film Center public relations, the complete list of the award winners is as follows:

-Art & Experience Award:

Art & Experience trophy along with 80 million Rials has been jointly awarded to “Sam Kalantari” for “No Place for Angels” and “Farzad Khoshdast” for “Narrow Red Line”. 

-Social Pathology Award: 
Honorary diploma along with a cash prize from the Social Affairs Office of Law Enforcement Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran has been awarded to “Farzad Khoshdast” for “Narrow Red Line”.

-IRIB Documentary Channel Award: 
Honorary diploma along with cash prize from IRIB Documentary Channel has been awarded to “Mehdi Farsi” for “One Hundred Years of Solitude”.
 
-Entrepreneurship Documentaries Award: 

-Third Prize: Festival trophy, honorary diploma, and the cash prize of 100 million Rials have been awarded to “Mohammad Saghafi” for “The Pen”.

-Second Prize: Festival trophy, honorary diploma, and the cash prize of 120 million Rials have been awarded to “Mohammad Vaeezi” for “Dream of Water”.

-First Prize: Festival trophy, honorary diploma, and the cash prize of 150 million Rials have been awarded to “Mehdi Ghanji” for “I Want to be a King”.


Honorary diploma of this thematic section has been jointly awarded to “Aliakbar Roofougaran” the subject of “The Pen” and “Mohammad Ghaempanah” the subject of “Dream of Water”. 
 
-International Competition:
 
-Special Jury Prize for a Short Documentary:
Diploma of Honor, festival trophy, and the cash prize of 1000 US Dollars is awarded to “Maja Novakovic” director of “Then Comes the Evening” from Serbia/Bosnia.

-Special Jury Prize for a Mid-Length Documentary:
Diploma of Honor, festival trophy, and the cash prize of 1000 US Dollars is awarded to “Laila Pakalnina” director of “Spoon” from Latvia/Norway/Lithuania.

-Best Short Documentary Award:
Diploma of Honor, festival trophy, and the cash prize of 3000 US Dollars is awarded to “Jafar Najafi” director of “Asho” from Iran.
 
-Best Mid-length Documentary Award:
Diploma of Honor, festival trophy, and the cash prize of 4000 US Dollars is awarded to “Lei Lei” director of “Breathless Animals” from China/USA.

The Jury Members of Short & Mid-length International Competition Section:
Raed Faridzadeh (Iran), Veton Nurkollari (Kosovo), Meng Xie (China)


-Special Mention for a Feature-Length Documentary: 
Diploma of honor is awarded to “Mohsen Ostadali” director of “Eclipse” from Iran.  

-Special Jury Prize for a Feature-Length Documentary:
Diploma of Honor, festival trophy, and the cash prize of 2000 US Dollars is jointly awarded to “Tom Van Zantvoort” director of “Sheep Hero” from The Netherlands and “Sam Kalantari” director of “No Place for Angels” from Iran.
 
-Best Feature-length Documentary Award:
Diploma of Honor, festival trophy, and the cash prize of 5000 US Dollars is awarded to “Andre Hormann” director of “Ringside” from Germany/USA.
 
The Jury Members of Full-length International Competition Section:
Mehrdad Oskouei (Iran), Zlantika Rousseva (Belgium), Karol Piekarczyk (Poland)

 
-Martyr Avini Award: 

Bronze trophy of Martyr Avini, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 100 million Rials is awared to "Hamed Saeedi Rad" the director of "Cassette".  

Silver trophy of Martyr Avini, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 120 million Rials is awarded to "Amirhossein Norouzi" the director of "The Motorcycle Diaries".

Golden trophy of Martyr Avini, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 150 million Rials is awarded to “Amir Osanlou” director of “The Old Man and the Singer”.
 

-National Competition:

-The Best Narration:
Festival trophy, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 100 million Rials is jointly awarded to “Amirmehdi Hakimi” and “Hojat Bamerout” the screenwriters and “Mehdi Zarifi” and “Zohreh Zarifi” the narrators of “When Mehdi Was Born”.
 
-The Best Sound:
Festival trophy, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 100 million Rials is awarded to “Eniseh Maleki” the sound designer of “The Unseen”.  
 
-The Best Music:
Festival trophy, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 100 million Rials is awarded to “Habib Khazaeifar” the composer of “No Place for Angels”.
 
-The Best Research:
Festival trophy, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 100 million Rials is awarded to “Babak Goudarzi-nejad Tehran” the researcher of “Unspoken Pints in Crowded City”.

-The Best Cinematography:
Festival trophy, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 100 million Rials is awarded to “Morteza Poursamadi” the cinematographer of “Narrow Red Line”.

-The Best Edit:
Festival trophy, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 100 million Rials is awarded to “Morteza Payehshenas” the editor of “Rain and Bullets”.

-The Best Directing for a Short Film:
Festival trophy, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 120 million Rials is awarded to “Ali Shahabi Nejad” the director of “Abshar”.

-The Best Directing for a Mid-length Film:
Festival trophy, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 150 million Rials is awarded to “Morteza Payehzhenas” and “Hossein Momen” the directors of “Rain and Bullets”.

-The Best Directing for a Feature-length Film:
Festival trophy, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 180 million Rials is awarded to “Mohsen Ostadali” the director of “Eclipse”.

-Jury Special Award:
With special mention to the directors of “The Guests” by “Mehdi Saqatchi” and “Forbidden Strings” by “Hasan Nouri”, the jury special award, festival trophy, and the cash prize of 150 million Rials is awarded to “Mohammad Sadegh Esmaeili” the director of “Adour” for his cultural and social reconciliation endeavors.

-Director of the Festival Special Mentions:

Diploma of honor for “Naser Zouri” the subject of “The Guests”, a film which promotes hope and aspiration.

Diploma of honor for “Mohsen Eslam Zadeh” the director of “Living Among the Warring Flags” for taking life-threatening risks at the war zone.  

Diploma of honor for the subject of “Esmat Lady” who is the mother of 5 martyrs.

-The Best Picture:
The Turquoise Emblem, festival trophy, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 250 million Rials is awarded to “Morteza Shabani” the producer of “Rain and Bullets”.
  
-The Audience Special Award:
Festival trophy, diploma of honor, and the cash prize of 150 million Rials is awarded to “Hamed Shakibania” and “Mohsen Shahmohammad Mirab” the producers of “No Place for Angels”.
 
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