Iranian short film ‘World Cup’, written and directed by Maryam Khodabakhsh, received four awards at the Silent River Film Festival in the US.
It won the River Quest Award for the Best Narrative Short, the River Rock Award for the Best Actor, the River Pearl Award for the Best Female Actor, and the River Rock Award for the Best Child Actor.
“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 ‘World Cup’ reads.
Tehran is hosting a photo exhibition on national popularity of Martyr Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani. Titled ‘Sarv-e Ravan’, the exhibition is showcasing a collection of photos reflecting on aspects of the general’s popularity among the Iranian people.
The expo is being held at the Art Bureau of the Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Soleimani who was the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and assassinated by a US drone strike at Baghdad’s international airport on January 3, 2020.