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Iranian films win six awards at Erbil festival
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A scene from “The Last Winter”, which won the best film award at the 1st Erbil International Film Festival
A scene from “The Last Winter”, which won the best film award at the 1st Erbil International Film Festival
TEHRAN -- Iranian films have won six awards at the 1st Erbil International Film Festival, which was held in the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government during last week.
 
“The Last Winter” directed by Salem Salavati was crowned the best film, Persian news agencies announced on Friday. 
 
The film is about a former mayor who still feels responsible for the depopulated village he once served. Many of his neighbors have left since they dammed the valley, and he takes care of their property.
 
In addition, Peyman Moadi was presented the best director award for his “Snow on the Pines” and Mahnaz Afshar won the best actress award for the portrayal of a piano teacher in this movie.
 
The special jury award went to director Ruhollah Hejazi for “The Wedlock” and the best screenplay award was presented to “No Where No Body” written by Ahmad Rafizadeh. 
 
Mohammadreza and Meysam Muini won the best editor award for their collaboration in “No Where No Body”.
 
Iranian director Tahmineh Milani was the president of the jury of the festival, which was from May 30 to June 3.
 
Yagiz Yavru won the best cinematographer award for his collaboration in “Cold” (“Soguk”) by Turkish filmmaker Ugur Yucel.
 
The best Kurdish film award was given to “Death Triangle” directed by Adnan Osman from Kurdistan.
 
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