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Published: 0136 GMT December 02, 2018

Iran's productions shine at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Iran's productions shine at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Iranian films won two awards at the 22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival which drew to a close in the Estonian capital.

The best actor award went to Navid Mohammadzadeh for his role in 'Sheeple' and Dar Salim, the male lead of the Danish film 'Until We Fall'.

Iranian feature film 'Kejal', directed by Nima Yar, won the NETPAC award.

'Wandering Girl', Colombia-France drama directed by Rubén Mendoza, was awarded the Grand Prix.

"The film unveils the inner worlds of four sisters and their relationships while at the same time explore social issues of contemporary Southern American society at large with refreshing honesty, catharsis, and originality," the jury said in its comments.

The film's composer Las Ānes was awarded for best music.

The best director award went to South Korea's Jang Woo-Jin for 'Winter's Night'. The film's star Seo Young-hwa was picked for the best actress' award.

Canada's Jean Pierre St-Louis was awarded as the best DOP for his work on 'A Place to Live' (Canada), directed by Bernard Emond.

Indian writer-cum-director Rajat Kapoor garnered the best screenplay award for his film 'Kadakh'.

'Head Above Water' by French director Margaux Bonhommewon won the first feature competition.

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) "has grown into one of the biggest film festivals in Northern Europe and busiest regional industry platforms, hosting more than 1000 guests and industry delegates and over 160 journalists", the event's official website reads.

The festival screens around 250 features and more than 300 shorts and animations and sees an attendance of 80,000 people annually, it added.

The festival's 22nd edition kicked off on November 16 and wrapped up in Estonia on December 2.

IRNA,, Hollywood Reporter and Variety contributed to this story.


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