Iranian Film Festival – San Francisco, announces the winners


14th Annual Iranian Film Festival – San Francisco, the first independent Iranian film festival outside of Iran has announced 2021 winners . This year, the festival presented 60 films from Iran, USA, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Germany, France, China, Bulgaria and Tunisia.

  • Winners of the 2021 ‘Sepanta Awards’
    Best Film: African Violet
    Best Director: Mona Zandi Haghighi
    Best Actor: Amir Hossein Fathi for The Slaughterhouse
    Best Actress: Fatemah Motamed Aria
    Best Screenplay: Hamidreza Bababeigi for African Violet
    Best Cinematography: Mehdi Rezaei for KulbarF
    Best Documentary: Duchenne Boys by Sohrab Kavir
    Best Short Film: Tattoo
    Best Director for a Short Film: Farhad Delaram for Tattoo
    Best Screenplay [Short Film]: Meysam Saberi for A Simple Examination
    Best Documentary Short: Nahma by Masoud Mirzaei
    Best Actor in a Short Film: Babak Karimi for Muncher
    Best Actress in a Short Film: Mahshid Ajam for 2 Weeks Later
    Best Cinematography for a Short Film: Ali Eskandari for To Be
    Best Children’s Short Film: Bread & Dementia by Kaveh Azizi
    Best Music Video: One More Kiss by Aydin Aryainejad
    Best Animation Film: Stars in the Rain by Sara Namjoo
    Best Experimental Film: The Phoenix by Farzin Nobarani


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Bijan Tehrani

Bijan Tehrani a film director, film critic and writer, works as editor in chief of Cinema Without Borders while teaching Language of Film and Film History at workshops nationwide. Bijan has won several awards in international film festivals and book fairs for his short films and children's books.

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