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'113' actor wins award at Reading filmfest in the US

The 2020 Reading Film Festival in the US awards '113' actor Ali Pouya-Qasemi.

The 2020 edition of the Reading Film Festival in the US has awarded Iranian actor Ali Pouya-Qasemi for his appearance in ‘113’.

The young actor, Pouya-Qasemi, won the award for best actor in a short film at the 6th edition of the Reading fest.

Directed by Neda Assef, the 8-minute ‘113’ is about soldier number 113.

He is overtired and has fallen asleep in the military base conference room, in which the meeting sessions are held.

When he wakes up, things have gone out of control.

The short film also went on screen at the 16th Busho Budapest Short International Film Festival in Hungary.

‘113’ is not the sole Iranian winner at the Reading filmfest as ‘The Blue Bed’ by Alireza Kazemipour has also grabbed the best short film award.

The Reading Film Festival aims to address social inequalities through the power of film media.

This year, the festival focused mostly on the works by female filmmakers and minority filmmakers.

The 2020 edition of the event was held on October 8-11 in Pennsylvania, the US.

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