The Iranian short film, ‘The Recess,’ written, directed, and produced by Navid Nikkhah-Azad, has won the Best Short Film Award from the Progeny Short Film Festival in Virginia, the US.
Iranart: The 12-minute film is the story of a 17-year-old school-girl who runs away from school to watch the football match of her beloved club, IRNA wrote.
Sahar, along with three of her friends, is planning to leave school during the break in order to watch the match between Esteghlal FC and Al Ain FC at Azadi Sports Complex.
Mozhan Kordi, Reyhaneh Naieean, Niloufar Shokouhinia, and Ghazal Khalili are among the cast.
The film has participated in over 40 international festivals including the 13th edition of the Sofia MENAR Film Festival (SMFF) in Bulgaria.
It has won many awards including the Best Short Film Award at the Oxford Film Festival (OxFilm) in Mississippi, the Best Dramatic Short Film award at the 15th San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, and the Best Short Film Award at the Johns Hopkins Film Festival, and the IndieFEST Film Awards, all held in the United States, plus the Best Performance Award at the 33rd Living Skies Student Film Festival in Canada.
The US festival aims to provide a platform for independent filmmakers and students in southwestern Virginia. Progeny seeks to uplift filmmakers producing thought-provoking content showcasing a diverse range of styles, genres, and interests.
Source: Iran Daily