Iranian social drama Hush! Girls Don’t Scream has swept awards at the third Women’s Independent Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Directed by the leading Iranian woman filmmaker Pouran Derakhshandeh, the film swept two awards as well as an honorable mention of this year’s competition.
The film received the best screenplay award, while the best actress award went to the film’s star Tannaz Tabatabaei.
Derakhshandeh’s latest production also nabbed an honorable mention in the Narrative Feature Film Category of the event.
The film tells the story of abused children and ignorant families who do not make enough time in their day to listen and solve their children’s issue.
The movie received a great attention from the movie goers in Canada and the United States.
Oscar Academy had earlier requested a copy of screen script of Hush! Girls Don’t Scream during a letter signed by the center’s Script Librarian Gregory Walsh.
The film has been screened in numerous international competitions and garnered several awards such as Audience Special Award of the 2014 Irvine International Film Festival in the United States.
Los Angeles Women’s Independent Film Festival has named this year’s winners before holding the festival that will take place from May 16 to 18.
The participated films will be screened at the festival only to contend for the audience award.
By Press TV
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