Film Festival of Defenders of Holy Shrine announces winners 

May 31, 2016

TEHRAN – The 1st Film Festival of Defenders of Holy Shrine announced winners during its closing ceremony held at the IRIB International Conference Hall on Monday.

“Bridge” directed by Amir-Hossein Noruzi won the award best documentary while the award for best director went to Vahid Farahani for “Baiji”.

The jury special prize was presented to director Mohammad-Hadi Nematollahi for “The Commander”.

“Labbeyk” by directors Mahammad and Hossein Bushehri was named best in the music video section.

The festival, organized by the Fars News Agency in collaboration with Katibeh Navaye Fatemei Cultural Institute, seeks to spotlight the bravery of individuals who protected the holy shrine of Hazrat Zeinab (AS), the sister of the Imam Hussein (AS), in Syria against terrorist militias.

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