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Publish Date : 09 May 2021 - 22:58
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TEHRAN (IFILM) -- The 2021 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival has awarded ‘The Doll’ from Iran.
Directed by Elaheh Esmaeeli, the Iranian title received the award for best international short doc, which comes with a $3,000 cash prize courtesy of Hot Docs, at a special online ceremony webcast from Toronto on Friday night.
The short film now qualifies for consideration in the Documentary Short Subject category of the Academy Awards, without the standard theatrical run, provided they comply with Academy rules.
The 33-minute doc shows how the whole family members of a young girl can have parts in her future and fate. She is only 14 when the family is making decision about marrying her off.
The short doc has already toured various global events, including the Atlanta Film Festival in the U.S., the International Film Festival of Huesca in Spain, and the kortfilmfestivalen in Norway.
The Hot Docs is recognized as a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards in the Documentary Feature and Documentary Short Subject categories.
This year’s edition of the event was held online due to the coronavirus pandemic on April 29-May 09, 2021.
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