Iran’s short films ‘Varahram’ and ‘Birthday Night’ have been awarded at the Diamond Film Awards in Italy.
Directed by Mahdi Kamrani, ‘Varahram’ won the Best Film award at the April edition of the Italian event.
The film tells the story of a little girl whose mother does not allow her to play with other children in their alley. It has also received the Best Short award at the 8th OtherMovie Lugano Film Festival in Switzerland.
At the same edition of the Diamond Film Awards, Mohammad Najjarian-Nourian received the Best Film Editing award for ‘Birthday Night’.
‘Birthday Night’, written and directed by Omid Shams, narrates the story of two friends and business partners, Ahmad and Ali, who face unexpected challenges on their birthday night. The film grabbed the Special Jury Award at the 16th Wegiel Film Festival in Poland.
The Diamond Film Awards aims to promote films and help filmmakers to improve their careers.
The festival is held on a monthly basis, with winners being named each month.
The final winners will be announced on June 21.