TEHRAN, Aug. 4 (MNA) – Iranian filmmaker Dariush Ghazbani has won a best director award at the 8th Mas Sorrer International Short Film Festival in Barcelona, Spain.

On July 28, he received the prize for “Hannaneh”, his latest work on the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, the Persian service of MNA reported on Saturday.

A production of the Sacred Defense Cinema Association, “Hannaneh” tells the story of Abbas and Zainab, an Iranian couple, which find a pregnant woman and her daughter on their way fleeing from Khorramshahr after Iraqi forces attacked the southern Iranian city. 

Ghazbani is a young filmmaker from the southern city of Bushehr that has made several short films.

“The Tree” directed by Hamed Siami was another Iranian entry to the festival.