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Iranian ‘World Cup’ bags four awards at SRFF in US

Iranian short film ‘World Cup’ has bagged several awards at the Silent River Film Festival (SRFF) in the United States.

Iranian short film ‘World Cup’ has bagged several awards at the Silent River Film Festival (SRFF) in the United States.

The Iranian Youth Cinema Society reported on Monday that the ‘World Cup’, written and directed by Maryam Khodabakhsh, grabbed four awards at the SRFF.

‘World Cup’ won the River Quest Award for the Best Narrative Short.

“On the night of a couple's migration, the child of their friend, who has been entrusted to them, gets lost, and then a secret is revealed,” a synopsis for the film reads.

‘World Cup’ also brought Ali Tabeimam the River Rock Award for the Best Actor, while Kian Zarei won the River Rock Award for the Best Child Actor for his role in the narrative short.

Zahra Aghapour's performance in 'World Cup' also won the River Pearl Award for the Best Female Actor.

Founded in 2011, the Silent River Film Festival is known as “a premier platform for independent filmmakers worldwide”, the event’s website reads.

The 2021 edition of Silent River Film Festival took place online on October 14-17.

SQ/AG

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