Iranian 'Are You Volleyball?!' has won the Golden Dragon Award for the best short film at the 2018 edition of the Cardiff International Film Festival in the UK.
The film features a group of Arabic-speaking asylum seekers who try to make their way to the border of an English speaking country.
They get into a conflict with border guards every day up until a deaf-mute child becomes a catalyst for better communication between the two sides.
The film is written and directed by Mohammad Bakhshi and produced by Nima Rabiee.
The short film has received more than 60 awards in Iran and at international festivals in less than a year.
The film has so far won awards such as Best Film Prize at the Al-Nahj Film Festival in Iraq, Best Film and Best Screenplay awards at the Short Film Competition section at the US Forum on Law, Culture & Society, Best Film at the BCN Sports Film Festival in Spain, Best Editor award at the Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest in Romania, Best Short Film Award at the Unknown Film Festival in Russia, and Best Short Film Award at the Changing Face International Film Festival in Australia.
The 2018 edition of the Cardiff International film Festival was held in the heart of Cardiff Bay in Wales on October 27-30.