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Iranian Artists & Filmmaker Win Awards

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Active Image*Iranian artist Khashayar Teimouri has been awarded at the 2010 Tokyo Designers Week (TDW) held by Japan on the theme of 'Endangered Species.'

Teimouri's Life is My Right won him the second prize of the event which he shared with Slovenia's Miha Kosmac.

Anna Braverman's "Living Tracks" received the event's grand prize.

Works by Iran's Ali-Reza Nosrati, Hajir Roshangar, Amir Khojasteh and Mohammad Abolhassanzadeh also competed in the event, organized by Designboom magazine.

This year's participants were judged by a five-member board of jury composed of Katsumi Asaba, Kashiwa Sato, Kenji Kawasaki, Shobun Nakashima and Noriaki Hayashi.

Iranian graphic designers have always been among successful participants in international events, collecting awards at different international festivals.

Mohammad Jamshidi was one of the most recent award-winning artists who received the Golden Bee Award of Russia's Golden Bee International Biennial of graphic design in Moscow.

Female Iranian artists have also made a name for their brilliant graphic designs and have been awarded at numerous national and international events.

Golnaz Esmaili and Samira Adilipour are two designers whose works were awarded at the 20th edition of the Chaumont International Poster and Graphic Design Festival in France.

Esmaili topped the event's 'Workshops' section in a competition against 550 participants from around the world, while Adilipour received the third prize of the 'Student Competition' section.

Active Image*Iranian cartoonist Abbas Rafeii won first prize at the Belo Horizonte International Graffic Humor Contest (BH Humor) in Brazil.

The festival was on the theme of “Transport and Transit”. The second award went to Elias Monteiro from Brazil.

The selected cartoons are currently on display during an exhibit that opened on November 10 and runs until December 12 at the Casa do Baile in Brazil.

The 2010 edition of Morocco's International Documentary Festival (FIDADOC) has awarded Absence of Mr. or Mrs. B directed by two Iranian filmmakers.

The 72-minute production of Fima Emami and Reza Daryanoush received the Grand Jury Award of the event held from November 9-13, 2010.

Active ImageProduced by Iran's Experimental and Documentary Film Center (EDFC), Absence of Mr. or Mrs. B revisits the story of an infertile couple's life and the challenges they face.

The Moroccan festival's Best Film award went to Chemo by polish documentary maker Pawel Lozinski.

Twelve feature-length documentaries competed at this year's FIDADOC to be awarded by the event's five-member jury, who included Carmen Guarini, Pedro Pimenta, Marianne Dumoulin, Maya Abdul-Malak and Lahcen Zinoun.

Absence of Mr. or Mrs. B has been screened at numerous national and international events such as Canada's 2010 Hot Docs International Film Festival.

The film has won the grand prize of Iran's third Cinema Verite International Documentary Film Festival as well as the Crystal Simorgh of the Reality Eye section of the 28th Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran.

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