0121 GMT January 23, 2018
Earlier, Seyyedi's '13' won two prizes for Best Film and Best Screenplay at Shanghai International Film Festival in 2015. The film juxtaposes the ups and downs of private life of famous figures, ISNA wrote.
Founded in 1993, Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) is the only competitive film festival in China approved by International Federation of Film Producers Associations.
Relying on the rapid development of the Chinese film industry and the trend of globalization in the industry, SIFF focuses on awards, markets, forums and film exhibitions to build an international platform and promote the development of the Chinese film industry, and the exchange and cooperation between Chinese and foreign film industries.
In recent years, given the increasing growth of China's economic strength and the rise of its international status, Chinese films have attracted more and more attention from people around the world, and SIFF, held in June annually, has become a great event for filmmakers worldwide, whose universal industry appeal, international influence, and effect on the world's multicultural film culture and development of the film industry have also been praised by people both inside and outside the industry.