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‘Identibye’ grabs award at Jozi filmfest

Iranian short film ‘Identibye’ has won an award at the 2021 Jozi Film Festival in South Africa.

Iranian short film ‘Identibye’ has won an award at the Jozi Film Festival in South Africa.

Directed by Sajjad Shah-Hatami, the film grabbed the best short film award at the international section of the 10th edition of the event.

The film’s main character faces a dilemma regarding one’s innermost feelings. He must choose between sense and sensibility. The ones closest to him have always judged him and these never-ending judgments fear him and make him doubt. He now has to work fast to achieve his goal; because, he knows that one’s true identity is what matters most to them.

Amir-Hossein Sabaghian, Nasim Moslemi, Maryam Najafi, Samar Barazandeh, Hanan Azizi are the cast members of ‘Identibye’.

Launched in 2012, the Jozi Film Festival was initially created to provide a platform for local filmmakers, to reach audiences under serviced by traditional cinemas and to develop an audience for South African films.

The Johannesburg-based festival began accepting entries from around the world in 2014 and is now firmly established as one of the sub-continent's leading film festivals.

This year’s edition of the event was held on October 1-10, 2021.

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