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African Violet wins award@25th Vesoul IFF of Asian Cinemas, France

African Violet, directed by Mona Zandi, has won two awards at the 25th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas, France.

*Winner of: *Audience Award* (ex aequo)
*Winner of: *High School Jury Award*

Congratulations to Mona Zandi and all involved in the production.

25th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas, France
February 5-12, 2019.
www.cinemas-asie.com

Hendi and Hormoz wins award @15th Transsaharien Zagora IFF, Morocco

Hendi and Hormoz, directed by Abbas Amini, has won three awards at the 15th Transsaharien Zagora International Film Festival, Morocco.

*Winner of: *Best ScreenplayAward
*Winner of: *Jury’s Special Mention* for *Best New Acting Talent* Hamed Alipour
*Winner of: *Critics Award* for *Best Film*

Congratulations to Abbas Amini, Hossein Farrokhzadeh, Hamed Alipour and all involved in the production.

15th Transsaharien Zagora International Film Festival, Morocco.
December 13-18, 2018.
https://www.facebook.com/FestivalFilmTranssaharienZagora/

Two Films Gain Three Nominations at the 12th APSA

DreamLab is proud to announce that two of its films have received three nominations for the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards:

*- Tale of The Sea: ‘Bahman Farmanara’, nominated for ‘Best Performance By An Actor’
*- Bomb, A Love Story: ‘Eléni Karaïndrou’, nominated for ‘Best Original Film Score’
*- Bomb, A Love Story: ‘Payman Maadi’ nominated for ‘Best Screenplay’

We wish all three nominees the very best of success.

The APSA Ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia.
www.asiapacificscreenawards.com

MAKI wins award at the 6th Chelsea IFF, New York

MAKI directed by Naghmeh Shirkhan has won ‘Best Director’ Award at the 6th Chelsea International Film Festival, New York, USA.

Congratulations to Naghmeh Shirkhan and all involved in the production.

MAKI: Film Review
Hollywood REPORTER
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/maki-review-1153627

Chelsea International Film Festival, New York, USA.
October 18-21, 2018.
www.chelseafilm.org

MAKI@Chelsea International Film Festival, New York

MAKI directed by Naghmeh Shirkhan in competition section at the 6th Chelsea International Film Festival, New York, USA.

Screening schedule:
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 9 pm ¦ AMC Loews 34th St.

6th Chelsea International Film Festival, New York, USA
October 18-21, 2018.
www.chelseafilm.org

Bomb, A Love Story & Eléni KARAÏNDROU’s Nomination for Best Original Score

BOMB, A LOVE STORY directed by Payman Maadi has been nominated for the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Award, for Best Original Film Score.

Expanding the award categories to acknowledge the integral role of music to the filmmaking process, APSA honored the following composers with a nomination for the first APSA for Best Original Score:

Eléni Karaïndrou for Bomb, A Love Story / Bomb, Yek Asheghaneh (Iran)
Harry Gregson-Williams for Breath (Australia)
Hildur Guðnadóttir, Jóhann Jóhannsson for Mary Magdalene (Australia, United Kingdom)
Ryan Cayabyab for The Portrait (Ang Larawan) (Philippines)
Omar Fadel for Yomeddine (Egypt)

The APSA Ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia.
www.asiapacificscreenawards.com

Hendi and Hormoz & Dressage@37th Vancouver IFF

Hendi and Hormoz directed by Abbas Amini and Dressage directed by Pooya Badkoobeh in Panorama/World cinema series at the 37th Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada.

Screening schedule:
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 1:45 pm ¦ International Village 10
Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 9:45 pm ¦ International Village 10

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Screening schedule:
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 6:30 pm ¦ International Village 9
Friday, October 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm ¦ International Village 10

37th Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada.
September 27 – October 12, 2018.
www.viff.org

Dressage wins ‘GOLDEN GAZELLE’ Award@7th Persian IFF

Dressage directed by Pooya Badkoobeh has won *GOLDEN GAZELLE* Award for the *Best Film* at the 7th Persian International Film Festival, Australia.

We are delighted for Pooya Badkoobeh and his success with the film ‘Dressage’.

Congratulations also to all those involved in the production.

7th Persian International Film Festival, Sydney, Melbourne, Australia.
Sydney: August 30 – September 2, 2018
Melbourne: September 6 – 9, 2018
http://www.persianfilmfestival.com

Continuing Success of DRESSAGE

Since its triumph in Generation 14+ section at the Berlinale 2018, ‘Dressage‘ has gone on to win the *Best Actress* Award in ‘Asia New Talent’ section at the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival, China, 2018.

We are truly delighted for Negar Moghaddam, the director Pooya Badkoobeh and the international success of ‘Dressage’.

Congratulations also to all those involved in the production.

21st Shanghai International Film Festival, China.
June 16 – 25, 2018.
http://www.siff.com/
http://www.siff.com/a/2018-07-12/2917.html

Dressage@11th Festival de Granada Cines del Sur, Spain

Dressage first feature directed by Pooya Badkoobeh in Official Competition at the 11th Festival de Granada Cines del Sur, Spain.

Screening dates:
June 07 ¦ 21h:00 ¦ CENTRO FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA
June 08 ¦ 17h:00 ¦ CENTRO FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA

11th Festival de Granada Cines del Sur
June 03-10, 2018
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/cultura/cinesurgranada/