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French embassy congratulates Iranian filmmaker

French Embassy in Tehran congratulates Iranian filmmaker Sonia Haddad.

French Embassy in Tehran in a message has congratulated Iranian filmmaker Sonia Haddad for receiving best short film award at the Créteil International Women's Film Festival in France.

Haddad received the award for her award-winning short film ‘Exam’ at the 42nd Créteil held online on March 13-22, 2020.

The Créteil International Women's Film Festival is an annual event in Créteil, Paris, France founded by Jackie Buet in 1978 to showcase the directing talents of female filmmakers who, at the time, had difficulty getting their films adequately distributed.

‘Exam’ narrates the story of a girl named Sadaf who has forebodings for the exam she is going to take.

But today, instead of going to school she must deliver a package of illegal drugs to a client and gets caught in a weird cycle of events.  

Sadaf Asgari, Masih Kazemi, Hadis Miramini, and Elaheh Afshari are the cast members of the movie.

‘Exam’ has participated at several international festivals and grabbed some awards, including the AFI fest award which made the title qualified for the short film category of the Oscars 2021 and the 35th Sundance Film Festival in the US has honored the flick’s star Sadaf Asgari with the Special Jury Award for Best Actor.

The 15-minute flick also attended the 15th Dieciminuti Film Festival in Italy, 11th the Skepto International Film Festival in Italy, 29th Brattleboro Women’s Film Festival in the US and 3rd edition of the Film Fest Sundsvall in Sweden.