Iranian films ‘Balora’ and ’Kal Fatemeh’ have been awarded at the Apricot Tree Ujan International Documentary Film Festival in Armenia.
Abdolqader Khaledi’s ‘Balora’ won the special jury prize in the short documentary section of the festival.
The film is about a particular style of old and forgotten Kurdish singing called Balora.
Meanwhile, ‘Kal Fatemeh’ by Mehdi Zamanpur Kiasari received the Martin Adoyan award.
It was screened in the feature-length documentary section.
The documentary is about Fatemeh, an elderly woman who lives with her two sons on a farm on the outskirts of Zerum Village in Iran’s northern province of Mazandaran.
The Apricot Tree Ujan International Documentary Film Festival is “as much a celebration of documentary films of all genres, as it is a platform where filmmakers from around the world can meet, share and discuss ideas in a friendly atmosphere”, according to an online submission platform.
The seventh edition of the festival took place on August 22-29.