21.02.2014 - UNESCO Office in Tehran

Iranian filmmaker received the UNESCO prize at the seventh Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA)

Iranian filmmaker Maziar Miri’s latest drama The Painting Pool has been awarded with the UNESCO prize at the seventh Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).

The film was honored for “outstanding contribution to the promotion and preservation of cultural diversity through film,” according to the organizers’ announcement. The award was dedicated to the acclaimed lead actress and nominee Negar Javaherian during the award ceremony held at the City Hall of Brisbane, Australia, on December 12.


In this regard, on 17 February 2014 a brief reception was organized at the residence of the Australian Ambassador with the presence of Mr Hiranand Purkait, Officer-in-Charge of the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office, to handover the prize to the producer of the film, Mr Mohammadi, who also gave the prize to the film director, Mr Maziar Mirri.

The Painting Pool narrates a story about a mentally retarded couple and their problems in the society of Iran.

The annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) is an international cultural initiative of the State Government of Queensland, Australia, through Events Queensland, to honor and promote the films, actors, directors, and cultures of Asia-Pacific to a global audience.

APSA is endorsed by UNESCO, with which it shares a common goal to foster cultural diversity and promote mutual understanding, dialogue and peace.

Part of the story has been extracted from the Press TV related Article)

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