TEHRAN -- The 2023 edition of the International Brightlight Film Festival in the U.S. has awarded Iranian short flick ‘The Other’s Story’.
Directed by Seyyed Sadra Husseini, the short flick won awards in three categories, including best short film, the organizers announced on Saturday.
Husseini was given the award for best director for the film, which also brought Ehsan Kaffash the best cinematographer award.
‘Sam Spiegel: Conquering Hollywood’ was named best documentary and the Indian drama ‘Life Is Suffering. Death Is Salvation’ by Arvind Pratap won the award for best feature film.
‘His Trembling Hands: An Immigrant Ghost Story’ by Matthew Keisoglu from Australia won the award for best student film and the award for best animation was given to ‘Beatles vs Stones’ by Andrew Kelleher from the UK.
The International Brightlight Film Festival - Hollywood is intended to introduce and reward independent filmmakers from all over the world and become a tool to open the way in the cinema industry.
The second edition of the Brightlight film festival was held in May 2023 in Reseda, California.
Meanwhile, the Duemila30 film festival in Italy will screen Iranian short flick “I Will Never Leave You”.
Directed by Alireza Biglari, the short flick will be among the titles to compete at the Human &Civil rights program of the 6th edition of the Italian event.
“I Will Never Leave You” is based on a true story in which Kabul has fallen and the Taliban have taken control of the city, killing ordinary people, journalists, artists and women.
A journalist who has filmed one of the execution scenes by the Taliban wants to send it to all news agencies. After finding out about the plan, the agencies are looking for him to destroy his camera and kill him.
The film has already been awarded at the Anthem Film Festival in the U.S. It grabbed the Best Short Fiction award of the festival.
The Duemila30 is an international film experience dedicated to young talented filmmakers and focused on sustainable development and social inclusion.
This year’s edition of the fest is set to be held on June 9-11.