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'Malaria' wins Best Film at San Francisco Filmfest.

TEHRAN, Oct. 02 (MNA) – ‘Malaria’, a feature film directed by Parviz Shahbazi won 3 awards in the 10th Iranian Film Festival (IFF) taking place in San Francisco.

Directed by Parviz Shahbazi and produced by Masound Radaie, the film won three Sepanta Awards for best film, best director and best screenplay in the San Francisco festival.

Amir Naderi’s ‘Mountain’ received an award for best cinematography.

The awards of this festival have been named after Abdolhossein Sepanta, one of the founders of Iranian cinema.

Launched in 2008, Iranian Film Festival, the first independent Iranian film festival outside of Iran, is an annual event showcasing independent feature and short films made by or about Iranians from around the world. IFF is also a platform for the Iranian filmmakers living around the globe to express their vision and talent through the artistic medium of film. Iranian Film Festival was established to support the Iranian film and culture in the Iranian-American community of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

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