Magazine article American Cinematographer

Awards of the Vith Tehran International Film Festival

Magazine article American Cinematographer

Awards of the Vith Tehran International Film Festival

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The Jury of the VIth Tehran International Film Festival, composed of:

Roy Boulting (Britain), Olimpia Carlisi (Italy), Hagir Daryoush (Iran), Susumu Hani (Japan), Nelly Kaplan (France), Jiri Menzel (Czechoslovakia), Nikita Mikhalkov (USSR), Kevin Thomas (USA)

and presided over by Abdol-Majid Majidi (Iran) viewed 22 features and 22 short films in competition.

Before announcing the awards, it should be stated that, in their deliberations, the Jury did not achieve unanimity. Despite the friendship and the sympathy prevailing during their work together, at times individual members felt unable to compromise their aesthetic principles. The decisions of the Jury have, therefore, been reached by the vote of the majority.

SHORT FILMS:

- Diploma of Honour with Special Mention

to the Czechoslovak Film "Thank You Gentlemen" by VACLAV BEDRICH,

for its witty critique of the contemporary evil of traffic congestion.

-Diploma of Honour with Special Mention

to the Czechoslovak Film "What Did We Do to the Hens" by JOSEF HEKRDLA and VLADIMIR JIRANEK,

for its timely warning against tampering with nature, expressed in simple graphics.

-Special Jury Prize of Golden Ibex Plaque

to the Iranian film "Reminiscences" by KHOSROW HARITASH,

for its inspired choice of a particular to express the universal in focusing attention upon the importance of preserving a cultural heritage and the perils of losing it.

-Grand Prix of Golden Ibex Statue

to the West German film "Smile" by PAVEL PROCHAZKA,

for its inventive use of animation and live action in exposing the folly of war.

-Diploma of Honour with Special Mention

to the Czechoslovak Film "Pink Dreams" by DUSAN HANAK,

for the tenderness, humour and sympathy with which it treats the experience of "young love". …

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