Iranian Artists Honored Abroad

Monday, November 30, 2009

Active ImageThe 2009 edition of Noah's Ark International Film Festival has praised and awarded Iranian cineastes for White Sneakers.

Iranian actor Hossein Yari won the event's Best Actor award for his performance in Mohammad-Ebrahim Moayerian's White Sneakers.

Moayerian and producer Jahangir Kowsari were also praised for the feature-length film, which opened the festival on Nov. 26, 2009.

The festival, which ran until Nov. 28, screened nine feature-length and 21 short films from 18 countries in its competition section.

Film historian and critic Hans-Joachim Schlegel led the jury of the 2nd Noah's Ark International Film Festival, held in the capital of Chechnya, Grozny.

Young Iranian photographers and filmmakers have been awarded at the 2009 edition of the Ibda'a Student Awards in Dubai.

Active ImageMohammad-Amin Davaei, Reza Milani and Amir-Masoud Hosseini won the event's best Analogue photography, digital photography and TV documentary awards respectively.

The 8th Ibda'a Student Awards honored winners in 12 categories during a ceremony held at Dubai's DMC Amphitheatre.

More than 20 countries participated in this year's event, including first time entries from China, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Norway, Singapore and Thailand.

The complete list of the 2009 Ibda'a Student Awards winners is as follows:

Journalism (non-news), Stacey Pinto, UAE
Radio feature, Serman August Serra, Philippines
Animation, Sanjay Jangir, India
Graphic design, Purva Bakalkar, India
Analogue photography, Mohamad-Amin Davaei, Iran
Digital photography, Reza Milani, Iran
Print advertising, Neha Katkar, India
TV advertising, Thabit Al Mawaly, UAE
Film TV feature, Rangoli Agarwal, India
TV documentary, Amir-Masoud Hosseini, Iran
Mobile film, Naeema Amjad Pakistan

The Iranian short film “One Day Full of Pain” received a diploma at the Polish Grand Off Film Festival 2009.

Nominated in the documentary section of the event, the film by Sattar Chamani Gol received an honorary diploma.

The film was competing with four other nominees from Russia, Poland, Brazil and Ukraine.

“One Day Full of Pain” features an old man in a Kurdish village in Iran, who sets broken bones with very simple tools.

Iranian filmmaker Marjan Riahi served as the jury of Grand Off.

Riahi was accompanied by directors and artists from Poland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Hungary and several more.

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