The Arvand Free Zone in southwestern Iran is hosting the 12th edition of the International Moving Film Festival, an annual mobile event.
The International Moving Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated for independent filmmakers.
Unlike other festivals, the festival announces its winners before it opens.
Here is the full list of winners for the 2019 International Moving Film Festival:
Best Feature Film-Fiction: ‘The White Raven’ from China
Special Jury Mention (Feature Film-Fiction): ‘Fever’ from India
Best Short Film-Fiction: ‘Fish’ from Iran
Special Jury Mention -Short Film-Fiction: ‘It’s Not Over Yet’ from Mauritania
Best Feature Film-Documentary: ‘Home in a Foreign Land’ from Costa Rica
Best Short Film-Documentary: ‘The White Spring’ from Iraq
Best Animation: ‘Florigami’ from Serbia
Best Video Art: ‘Beyond the Sea’ from Mexico
Best Student Short Film-Fiction: ‘Poetry of Whispers’ from India
Best Student-Documentary: ‘Zanmi’ from Chile
Best Student Video Art: ‘Egyptian Fairy Tale’ from Russia
Special Jury award-Short Films – Documentary: ‘Education on the Boat -A New Hope for Tomorrow_02’ from Bangladesh
Special Jury award-Short Films – Fiction: ‘Human Cargo Aiman’ from Malaysia
Special Jury Award-Student Short film Fiction: ‘Naisula’ from Kenya
Special Jury Award-Short Films – Documentary: ‘Future’ from Sudan
The mobile film festival is established by International Moving Film School (IMOFIS).
The previous editions of the festival were non-competitive and were held in Cuba, Spain, Iraq, Sudan, Malaysia, Colombia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Peru, Tunisia, Morocco and some parts of Iran.
In 2019, Mahmoud-Reza Sani, the head of the festival, decided to make it more formal and changed it to a competitive one.
This year’s edition of the festival kicked off on November 8 and is set to come to an end on November 15.