The first edition of the Iranian Film Festival New York came to a close Tuesday night as Houman Seyyedi’s award-winning ‘Sheeple’ took home Best Film award.
‘Sheeple’ is a thrilling action film about criminal gangs, featuring rising star Navid Mohammadzadeh.
Several names were awarded during the closing ceremony from among a total of 11 Iranian feature films screened at the event.
Asghar Yousefinejad has been selected as Best Director for his debut ‘The Home (EV)’ and Bahman Farmanara’s ‘I Like to’ has been granted Audience Choice Award. Also, Special Jury Award has gone to Abbas Amini for his film ‘Hendi & Hormoz’.
Other productions went on screen include ‘Take Me Home’ and ‘The Report’ by Abbas Kiarostami, ‘76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami’ by Seyfollah Samadian, ‘I Like to’, ‘Tale of the Sea” and ‘Tall Shadows of the Wind’ by Bahman Farmanara, ‘The Home’ by Asghar Yousefinejad, Berlinale hit ‘Pig’ by Mani Haqiqi, ‘Sly’ by Kamal Tabrizi, ‘Hendi & Hormoz’ by Abbas Amini and ‘Sheeple’ by Houman Seyyedi.
“The festival aims to unite two strands of Iranian moviemaking – the classic art-house Iranian cinema beloved by cinephiles around the world, and new cutting-edge works that showcase the adventurousness and daring nature of younger Iranian directors,” noted by the festival’s official website.
The first annual event was held January 10-15, 2019 in New York.