‘Ava’s Silence’ won the Best Film award and the Best Narrative award at the festival.
Directed and written by Seyyed-Qolamreza Nematpour, the short film narrates the story of a girl named Ava.
She has to work in her ill father’s auto shop. She is waiting for her brother to return from military service so she can marry her fiancé.
The cast list of the flick includes Mahshid Dalvand, Amir-Masoud Masoudi, Morteza Fallahi, Ilia and Ahoura Dargahi, Hamid-Reza Hafezi, Seyyed-Taha Najafinejad, Hassan Ahmadvand, Sobhan Mohammadpour, Faezeh Khansari, and Peyman Karamzadeh.
The short has also participated in the first edition of the FFTG Awards Film Festival in the US and won seven awards.
The EFF is a platform for showcasing works with a focus on creativity and diversity. The festival is a place to applaud filmmakers who despite the current situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic are battling on.
The 2020 edition of the event was held on December 31.