Iranian feature ‘Golnesa’ has received Award of Excellence at the Accolade Global Film Competition in the US.
Directed by Sattar Chamani-Gol and written by Vida Salehi, the feature brought the award to the director and the writer at August 2019 edition of the US event.
The Iranian movie tells the story of a young Afghan couple, Golmammad and Golnesa, who are illegal immigrants in Iran.
Working in a traditional brick kiln in the suburbs of Tehran, they have to deal with challenges of illegal immigration as well as various types of routine life hardship.
Saeed Dakh, Saqi Zinati, Yeganeh Rajabi, Ali-Mohammad Radmanesh and Masoud Mohammadi are among the cast.
The film has taken part at some global cinematic events, including the 51st WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival and the 21st Brooklyn Film Festival in the US, the 3rd R.E.D International Film Festival in Norway, the 3rd Slemani International Film Festival in Iraq, as well as the 17th Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh.
‘Golnesa’ has grabbed two awards at the 14th Kazan International Festival of Muslim Cinema in the Republic of Tatarstan in Russia, Best Feature Film award at the 7th Global Nonviolent Film Festival in the US, award for best screenplay at the 2nd Sinema Zetu International Film Festival in Tanzania, and best feature film award at the 3rd Phenicien International Film Festival in France.
Established in 2003, the Accolade Global Film Competition is an avant-garde worldwide competition that strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and new media creators the positive exposure they deserve.
It discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers who produce high quality shorts and new media. The Accolade promotes award winners through press releases to over 40,000 filmmakers, industry contacts and additional international media/distribution outlets.