The thriller, directed by young Iranian actor Nima Shahrokh-Shahi, won the Gold Tier for Best Films, Short Film Screenplays, and Short Film Performances.
Produced by Ali Atshani, ‘Paradoxical’ is a suspenseful psychological drama.
It depicts a simple story from the perspectives of different people in a realistic format, with some surrealistic hints.
The cast list of the short film includes Shahrokh-Shahi, Azadeh Saadatmand, Diana Jafari, Sadaf Sameni, Reyhaneh Rahimi, and Asma Hosseini.
Shahrokh-Shahi’s other short film ‘Merbromin’ was also screened at the 2020 Horror Movie Awards.
The Horror Movie Awards is a nonprofit award showcase celebrating exciting voices in indie horror across a variety of categories.
Unlike many others, its winners are determined in a tier system from bronze to platinum.
The award winners of the 2020 edition of the event were announced in December.