• Wed / 8 July 2020 / 15:37
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“Yalda” wins Best Screenplay award of Sofia IFF

“Yalda” wins Best Screenplay award of Sofia IFF

Tehran (ISNA) – “Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness” directed by Massoud Bakhshi won the Special Mention for Best Screenplay of the 24th Sofia International Film Festival.

The jury headed by British director Peter Webber and composed of American producer Jim Stark, Bulgarian actress Irmena Chichikova and Mexican producer Nicolás Celis.
The 24th Sofia IFF was split into a summer and autumn edition due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The summer edition of the 24th Sofia IFF (25 June – 19 July 2020) took place online for the territory of Bulgaria, at open-air venues and in Sofia’s House of Cinema, screening a total of 111 films from 48 countries, with 88 films screened online.
“Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness” with the theme of forgiveness, is co-produced by Iran, France, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Lebanon and Behnaz Jafari, Babak Karimi, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy and Sadaf Asgari are among the cast.
“Yalda” has already received the Grand Jury Award from the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
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