Sep 29, 2020, 12:23 PM
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American film Fest awards Iranian movie

Tehran, Sept 29, IRNA – Iranian film 'The Ocean Behind the Window' directed by Babak Nabizadeh and produced by Jalal Chavoshian was awarded as the best film by San Francisco Film Festival (IFF).

The Ocean Behind the Window' is the story of Borhan, a young and smart adolescent from a village in a faraway and beautiful island in which people have a hard life. He takes a group of tourists to the island’s spectacular tourist resorts. He plays music and performs shows for them. Life starts burgeoning. More tourists come to the island but there is a big problem on the way.

Babak Nabizadeh has made seven short documentaries. He has received many awards from domestic and international film festivals such as Moustapha Akkad Award, England Insight Festival Award for the best film, jury award from Italy Religion Today Festival, Russia Peace and War Festival Award for the best film, and awards from Erbil Festival for the best film and the best filming for three of his films namely “Empty Handed but Strong Heart”.

The film has won the UNICEF Special Prize (Canon Camera 5D, a trophy and letter of appreciation) for depicting the humane, independent and dynamic nature of a child in thinking and decision making, providing a creative educational environment for every child especially those with disabilities, preserving the local culture and nature for children, and creative, artistic and outstanding cinematography and visualization. 

It has also received the diploma of appreciation in the 32nd International Film Festival for Children and Youth (IFFCY) in Isfahan.


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