Bangladeshi festival honors Iran’s “Valad”

June 20, 2016 - 18:52

TEHRAN -- “Valad”, Iranian filmmaker Amir-Abbas Rabiei’s short film about the savage Israeli bombardment of Gaza, has won the jury special award at the International Open Film Festival (IOFF), which was held in the Mirpur neighborhood of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The story of the film is about a pregnant woman who is trapped under rubble after an Israeli bombardment of a hospital in Gaza.

The Arabic-language film was screened in the Film on Women section of the festival, which came to an end on June 14, Sureh Film, the producer of the movie, announced on Monday.  

“Vallad” has recently won the award for best social short film at the Tracce Cinematografiche Film Fest in the Italian town Nettuno.

The festival is scheduled to screen the winning films on June 26.

Photo: A poster for “Valad”