As the Oscars were on the way, we were also doing our part in supporting Iran’s official selection for the Best Foreign Film. With a session packed to the max, and with many disappointed faces who had to be turned away at the door, we screened A Separation as our closing night feature.
But, while we could only hope for A Separation to be the winner, we already knew the winners of the Persian International Film Festival. Our judges, Dr. Michelle Langford, Yalda Hakim, Nasser Palangi, Maani Petgar, and Seifollah Samadian, had come to a clear decision, and the winners of the First Persian International Film Festival were announced as Please Don’t Disturb as the feature selection and The Silly as the short selection.
We wish our winners well and will post them their trophies.