TEHRAN. (Iranart) – Iranian director Behzad Khodaveisi’s movie Daughters of Winter was crowned best feature film at the 1st edition of the Alter do Chão Film Festival in the Brazilian city of Santarém on Sunday.
The film is about two young girls from a working-class family, who try to change their lives and destinies.
Earth by Julia Kushnarenko from Russia received the award for best mid-length film, while Elephantbird, a co-production between Iran and Afghanistan by Iranian director Amir Masud Soheili, won the best short film award.
For Amir by Iranian director Javad Hakami was named best smartphone film and Fisso by Raito Low Jing Yi from Taiwan won the best animation award.
Over 20 Iranian films were screened in various sections of the Alter do Chão Film Festival, which was held from October 21 to 27.
Source: Tehran Times