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Published: 0234 GMT December 15, 2017

India’s SIFFCY’s Best Director award goes to Iran’s ‘Helmsman’

India’s SIFFCY’s Best Director award goes to Iran’s ‘Helmsman’

Iranian film ‘Helmsman’, directed by Majid Esmaeili-Parsa, managed to win the Best Director award at the Smile International Film Festival for Children & Youth (SIFFCY) in India.

The 85-minute movie is about Hassan, a boy who is trying to reconstruct his father’s ship as a present for the man’s birthday.

The cast includes Mehdi Mohajeri, Majid Deris, Yousef Khodaparast, Yousef Bakhtiari and Hamideh Moqadaszadeh.

The movie has contested in more than 20 domestic and international film festivals.

SIFFCY is a special film platform devoted to a greater appreciation of meaningful cinemas made for children and youth which can bring change in the society by showcasing those films, supporting emerging filmmakers, recognizing the pioneers and leaders of the similar industry and by promoting the diverse perspectives of Good World Cinema.

The 2017 edition of the ‘Smile International Film Festival for Children & Youth’ (SIFFCY) was inaugurated in the presence of Raveena Tandon, National Award Winning Actor; along with Santanu Mishra, Executive Trustee of Smile Foundation & Chairman – SIFFCY and Jitendra Mishra, Festival Director – SIFFCY. The weeklong festival will continue till December 17 at Sirifort, New Delhi.

The Indian production ‘Village Rockstars’ by Rima Das, was chosen as the opening film for the week-long festival besides ‘Cloud Boy’, a joint production by Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, directed by Meikeminne Clinckspoor. More than 100 films from over 30 countries will be showcased in this year’s festival that includes Feature Films, Non-Feature, Shorts and Documentaries, & Films made by Children.


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