TEHRAN. (Iranart) – The winners of the 13th Iran International Documentary Film Festival, known as Cinema Vérité, were announced during a ceremony at Tehrans Vahdat Hall on Monday evening, with Rain and Bullets winning the festivals main prize The Turquoise Award.
The festivals main prize, namely the Turquoise Award for Best Documentary, went to Morteza Shabani for producing Rain and Bullets.
The Best Feature-length documentary award in the International Competition section went to a German-American co-production Ringside, directed by Andre Hörmann.
Special Mention went to Eclipse by Mohsen Ostad Ali, and the Special Jury Award went to Sheep Hero by Ton Van Zantvoort from the Netherlands.
In the short documentary section, Asho by Jafar Najafi received the first prize.
The Special Award in the mid-length documentary section went to Spoon by Laila Pakalniņa (Latvia, Norway, Lithuania).
Meanwhile, Breathless Animals by Lei Lei from the US won the best mid-length documentary award in the international section.
The National Competition
Best Scriptwriter Award: Amir Mehdi Hakim and Hojjat Bamorovat for When Mehdi Was Born
Best Sound Mixing Award: Ensieh Maleki for The Unseen
Best Original Score Award: Habib Khazaeifar for No Place for Angels
Best Research Award: Babak Goudarzinejad for Unspoken Points in Crowded City
Best Cinematographer Award: Morteza Poursamadi for Narrow Red Line
Best Editing Award: Morteza Payeshenas for Rain and Bullets
Best Director Award (Short Documentary): Ali Shahabinejad for Abshar
Best Director Award (Mid-length Documentary): Morteza Payeshenas and Hossein Momen for Rain and Bullets
Best Director Award (Feature-length Documentary): Mohsen Ostad Ali for Eclipse
Special Jury Award: Mohammad Sadegh Esmaeili for Adour
In the Martyr Avini Award section, the Golden award went to The Old Man and the Singer by Amir Osanlou.
Meanwhile, the Audience Award went to No Place for Angels, directed by Sam Kalantari.
Cinema Vérité is Irans most prominent festival dedicated to documentaries, with an aim to express the relationship between reality and truth through documentary films.
The event is organized by Iran Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC), and was presided over by Mohammad Hamidi Moghadam for its 13th edition, which was held in Tehran from December 9 to 15, 2019.
Source: Mehr News