The award for Best Foreign Short Film went to ‘The Other’ and Hamed Baqaeean received the award for the Best Cinematography.
The 9-minute Iranian film, co-directed by Saman Hosseinpour and Ako Zand-Karimi, narrates the story of a religious and traditional man who suspects his wife after her death and thinks she had a relationship with another man.
His condition gets critical when he suspects that her daughter belongs to the other man, too.
The cast members of the short flick include Majid Potki, Shenia Mozaffarian, and Mohammad Kermanshahi.
‘The Other’ has gone on screen at the 36th Tehran International Short Film Festival, where it garnered the second prize of the Book and Cinema section.
The short film has also received accolades such as Best Silent Film award at the Venice Intercultural Film Festival in Italy and Best Cinematography award at the International Film and Music Festival Kustendorf in Serbia.
Competing at a large number of global events such as the Media Film Festival in the US, the Gbeck Future Film Festival in Canada, and the Mithiwood Film Festival in India, ‘The Other’ has won several awards, including the best director award at the Lyon Young Film Festival in France, best short film award at the New Jersey Indian & International Film Festival in the US, Best Actor Award and Best Cinematography Award at the Screen Power Film Festival in the UK, and the Grand Prix of the Silk Road section at the Cannes International Independent Film Festival in France.
The UVFF is run by filmmakers and aims to celebrate the very best and encourage all aspects of independent film making.
The 6th UVFF took place online on April 26-May 2, 2021.