“Shahrzad” director Hassan Fat’hi wins best at Jasmine Film Festival

December 17, 2016

TEHRAN -- “Shahrzad”, a popular romance series, has brought Hassan Fat’hi the Golden Jasmine for best director in the national competition of the 4th Jasmine International Film Festival, an Iranian event dedicated to screening video productions.

It also brought the Golden Jasmine for best screenplay for both Fat’hi and Naghmeh Samini.

The closing ceremony of the festival was held in the Ramsar Hotel on Friday evening, Persian media reported on Saturday.

In his short acceptance speech, Fat’hi said that he has spent four years on the series, adding, “Almost everybody knows that ‘Shahrzad’ helped bring the audience’s trust back to the home video market once again, and now many series are being produced.”

The first episode of the weekly series was released on October 12, 2015, and was warmly received. The second part of the series is currently under production by the same cast and crew.

Taraneh Alidusti, Shahab Hosseini, Ali Nasirian, Parinaz Izadyar and Mostafa Zamani are the main members of the cast.

The award-giving ceremony continued handing the Golden Jasmin for best actor in the TV series section to Mohsen Tanabandeh for his role in Davud Mirbaqeri’s “The King Eared” and the Golden Jasmine for best actress was given to Setareh Eskandari for her role in Davud Mirbaqeri’s “The Golden Tooth”. 

Moreover, the winners in the international competition section were also announced at the ceremony.

The Golden Jasmine for best director went to “Gamichi” by Majid Esmaeili Parsa from Iran and the Canadian TV series “Anne of Green Gables” won the Golden Jasmine for best film.

Lebanese director Nehme Badawi, Turkish actor Firat Tanis, Bosnian director and writer Ratko Orozovic, and producer Ali Moalem and film expert Mohammad-Mehdi Yadegari, both from Iran, were the jury members for the international section of the festival.


Photo: Hassan Fat’hi smiles as he holds the Golden Jasmine for best director at the closing ceremony of the 4th Jasmine International Film Festival in Ramsar on December 16, 2016. Tehran Times/ Amir-Ali Razzaqi 

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