Winners

Feature Film

Creative Scotland and Screen Scotland Presents
A Sylph / World Films Production
in association with
Edge City Films

WINNERS

1hr 25min | PG
Released Aug 13, 2022

IN UK CINEMAS FROM 17TH MARCH

In a poor Iranian village, the children work hard to support their families. One day nine-year-old Yahya and his friend Leyla find a precious statuette in the desert. As the authorities search for the lost treasure, sharing Yahya’s passion for cinema, Yahya’s boss Nasser Khan (Reza Naji) decides to help the children find its rightful owner.

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Cast & Crew Members

Director/Writer: Hassan Nazer                                           

Producers: Nadira Murray, Paul Welsh

Executive Producer: Jennifer Armitage [Screen Scotland]

Line Producer: Mohsen Mosaferchi

Cinematographer: Arash Seyfie                                               

Editor: Dave Arthur, Hassan Nazer, Reza Jouze                   

Composer: Mohsen Amini, Mohammad Saeed Shayan  

Sound: William Aikman          

Cast: Reza Naji, Hosein Abedini, Parsa Maghami, Heliya Mohammadi, Malalai Zikria.   

Post Production: Blazing Griffin                                                   

Art Work / Poster by: Jen Davies

Festivals

Winner: Best Feature Film | BAFTA Scotland, 2023
Nominated: Best Single Drama
British Film Institute (BFI) & Chanel Filmmaker Awards

2023 Academy Awards® | Official UK Entry for Best International Feature British
British Independent Film Awards | Official Selection
Winner: Raindance Discovery Award
Winner: Breakthrough Producer

44th Celtic Media Festival, Ireland, 2023 | Nominated
37th Fribourg International Film Festival, Switzerland 2023 | Official Selection
BIFEST – Bari International Film Festival, Italy 2023 | Official Selection Festival
Pluriel.Les, France, 2023 | Opening Film
Hebden Bridge Film Festival, UK
2023 Edinburgh International Film Festival 2022 | Official Selection
Winner: Audience Award

Raindance Film Festival 2022 | Official Selection

Winner: Best UK Feature

Festival Nouvelles Images Persanes, Vitré, France, 2023 | Audience award

5th Hainan Island International Film Festival, Sanya, China, 2023
Shetland Arts Screenplay Festival, UK, 2023
Dinard British Film Festival 2022 | Official Selection

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