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‘Sormeh’ Wins Italian Award

‘Sormeh’ Wins Italian Award‘Sormeh’ Wins Italian Award

Iranian short film ‘Sormeh’ directed by Azadeh Ghochagh, which won the top prize at the 11th edition of the Dieciminuti Film Festival in Italy, was conferred the award on Saturday, (Jan. 30).

Azadeh and Benjamin Ghochagh, director and editor of the film attended the award ceremony in the Italian city of Ceccano, Mehr News Agency reported.

A 2014 production, the story is set during the 1979 Islamic Revolution. An Iranian family plans to attend a marriage ceremony. While getting ready for the party, the woman decides to go to her friend’s place to fetch ‘Sormeh’ (eyeliner), and the rest of the story unravels.

Masoumeh Qasemipour, Pouria Rahimi, and Hasan Valikhani are the cast.

‘Sormeh’ competed with other 16 finalists including ‘Valentina’ by Spanish Moises Romera Perez, ‘The Weather Report’ by Irish Paul Murphy, ‘The Red Thunder’ by American Alvaro Ron, ‘Where’s Jesus?’ by Norwegian Anja Celine Pedersen, and other shorts from France, Britain, Finland and Bahrain.

The festival, whose first 10 editions were attended by more than 4,000 short films and a total of nearly 9,000 spectators, is structured in various competitive sections: ‘Sezione Ufficiale’ (short films up to 10 minutes), ‘Extralarge’ (shorts between 11 and 15 minutes) ‘Animazioni’ (animations up to 10 minutes), ‘Visti da Vicino’ (short films from the province of Frosinone).

The 11th edition was held from January 26 to 30.