Jasmine Intl. Film Festival 2014 wraps up

The second edition of Jasmine International Video Film Festival (TJIFF) has announced names of the winners during a closing ceremony held in the northern Iranian city of Amol.

Austrian filmmaker Andreas Prochaska’s Sarajevo has won three awards in the international competition section of the festival.

Prochaska’s TV movie scooped the Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor awards of this year’s event.

Sarajevo narrates the assassination of archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand that led to the outbreak of World War I.

Iranian director Rouhollah Hejazi received the Best Artistic and Technical Achievement award of the section for his film Green like Emerald, while the film actress Rabee Madani took the Best Actress award.

The festival’s special jury award was presented to Iranian film Three Fish directed by Hamid Reza Qorbani.

The film also took several awards of the national section, including Best Director, Best Editing, and Best Sound recording.

Many Iranian and international visual arts lovers and experts flocked to the festival to review Iranian TV and Home Video productions and compare them with the other productions of the world, the Secretary of festival Hossein Mosafer Astaneh had earlier announced.

Turkey, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, Indonesia, Belgium, South Korea, France and Austria were some of the countries whose representatives took part in the event.

Organized by Iran’s Visual Media Institute in collaboration with Ministry of Culture, the festival hosted the participants in five competitive sections including Iran Competition, Video-Cinema Competition, Feature Animation Competition, Script Writing Competition and World Competition.

Jasmine festival aims to encourage cultural diversity and provide the opportunity of comparing the quality of various productions.

The second Jasmine International Film Festival took place in Tehran and Amol from August 23 through 28, 2014.

By Press TV


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