TEHRAN. (Iranart) – Iranian filmmaker Maryam Zarei’s short Magralen has won one of the five Golden Knight Awards at the Malta International Short Film Festival.
Magralen features a family of four living in a wrecking yard. Nima and four-year-old Tara, suffering from vision loss, spend time playing around the yard—especially in an old car they had created for themselves.
The closing ceremony of the one-day festival was held in Valletta, the capital of the Southern European country of Malta on November 30.
Other winners of the Golden Night Awards are The Bind by Marie-Elena Dyche from the UK, Trap by Kahra Scott-James from New Zealand, Abe’s Story by Adam Stewart from Ireland and New York Rhapsody by Irwin Suba from the U.S.
One of the longest-running film festivals of its kind worldwide, the Malta International Short Film Festival is open to non-professional productions, film school students and commercial productions. It is held annually during the last week of November.
Source: Tehran Times