Starless Dreams Screening @ Cannes Film Market

Both ‘Les Films Du Whippet’ and ‘DreamLab Films’ are pleased to invite you to the official preview screening of:
Starless Dreams / Des Rêves sans Etoiles
at Palais E, Cannes Film Market, on Monday, May 22 at midday

You will be welcome at the DreamLab Films booth, RIVIERA J-12, after the screening.

Les Films du Whippet will release the movie in France on:
September 20, 2017.


Parting @ Tripoli Film Festival, Lebanon

Parting directed by Navid Mahmoudi in « Narrative Feature Competition » section at Tripoli Film Festival, Lebanon

April 27 – May 4, 2017

Second Oscar for Asghar Farhadi and Iranian Cinema

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi‘s latest film « The Salesman » has won the Oscar for best foreign-language film at the Academy Awards. It is both his and Iranian cinema’s second Oscar.

Congratulations to Asghar Farhadi and the production team, as well as everyone involved in Iranian cinema.

Daughter wins award at the 33rd Mons International Love Film Festival

Daughter directed by Reza Mirkarimi has won four Awards at the 33rd Mons International Love Film Festival, Belgium.

*Winner of : *Grand Prix du Festival – Prix RTBF*
*Winner of : Best Performance by an Actor *Farhad Aslani*
*Winner of : *Prix CICAE*
*Winner of : *Prix CinéFemme*

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Congratulations to Reza Mirkarimi, Farhad Aslani and all involved in the production

33rd Mons International Love Film Festival, Belgium
February 10 – 17, 2017

Une Rébellion Ordinaire / A Minor Leap Down wins awards in Morocco

Une Rébellion Ordinaire /A Minor Leap Down directed by Hamed Rajabi has won two Awards at the 13ème Transsaharien Festival International du Film, Zagora, Morocco.

*Winner of: *Grand Prix*
*Winner of: *Best Performance by an Actress *Negar Javaherian*


Congratulations to Hamed Rajabi, Negar Javaherian and all involved in the production

Continuing Success of Starless Dreams

Since its triumph at Berlinale 2016 ‘Starless Dreams‘ has gone on to win the Best Documentary Feature Award at the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
This now brings the total of International Awards won so far to over 24.

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We are truly delighted for director Mehrdad Oskouei and the international success of ‘Starless Dreams’.

Congratulations also to all those involved in the production.

‘Life and a Day’ wins award@22nd Geneva IFF Tous Ecrans

Life and a Day / Abad va yek rooz‘ directed by Saeed Roostaee has won ‘Reflet d’Or‘ award for Best Feature at the 22nd Geneva International Film Festival Tous Ecrans, Switzerland.


International juries (Feature films):
Michel Merkt – producer (CH), Miss Dirty Martini – actress, dancer and choreographer (US), Denis Lavant – actor (FR), Slimane Dazi – actor (FR), Danielle Arbid – director, actrice and photographer (FR, LB):
A genuine feature film, sharp, witty and vibrant, which moved us with its accuracy, scope and energy. The filmmaker presents the poignant chronicles of a family and its issues. Taboo topics, addressed with shrewdness and subtlety, in a culture and a country that cannot leave anyone indifferent.’

Congratulations to Saeed Roostaee, and all involved in the production


‘Starless Dreams’ wins award at the 35th Jean Rouch IFF, Paris, France

We are delighted for director Mehrdad Oskouei and his success with the film ‘Starless Dreams‘ at the 35th Jean Rouch International Film Festival, Paris, France

*Winner of: Grand Prix Nanook – Jean Rouch

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Congratulations to Mehrdad Oskouei, and all involved in the production

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Life and a Day directed by Saeed Roostaee in International Competition at the 22nd Geneva International Film Festival Tous Ecrans, Switzerland.


November 4-12, 2016.

Mehrdad Oskouei receives True Vision Award

We are pleased to announce that Mehrdad Oskouei has received this year’s True Vision Award for his outstanding work in the field of documentary filmmaking.
The True Vision Award is the True Vision Festival’s only prize and Oskouei is its thirteenth recipient. Last year’s winner was Adam Curtis. Other recent winners include Laura Poitras (2010), James Marsh (2011), Victor Kossakovsky (2012), and Amir Bar-Lev (2013).

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13th True/False Film Festival, Columbia, Missouri, USA.
March 3-6, 2016.