News ID: 236309
Published: 0347 GMT December 23, 2018

Iranian director back home with ‘Return’ Russian GP

Iranian director back home with ‘Return’ Russian GP

Iranian short 'Return', directed by Shahriar Pourseyedian, won the Grand Prix of Third Alternative film territory (ATK-FEST) in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The short film is about a man named Rahim who returns to his homeland after 23 years in prison to meet his brother, ifilmtv.ir reported.

'Return' had earlier won the Karama Feather Award for Best Short Film at the Ninth Karama Human Rights Film Festival in Jordan, and the special mention in the New Outlooks section of the 21st Religion Today Film Festival held from October 5-10 in Trento, Italy.

'Return' has also been accepted for screening at the 17th edition of Dhaka international film festival in Bangladesh.

ATK-FEST, according to the event's website, is "an annual online international film festival, which specializes in auteur film. It is a platform that allows independent authors to show their creativity, find their audience and get an estimate of the competent jury".

 

   
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