Magazine article Screen International

Babak Najafi Wins Lucrative Göteborg Award

Magazine article Screen International

Babak Najafi Wins Lucrative Göteborg Award

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Sweden's Göteborg International Film Festival has awarded director Babak Najafi the Startsladden Award - one of the industry's biggest prizes for a short film.

The Swedish director, whose Easy Money (Snabba Cash II) recorded 323,475 admissions domestically in 2012, won cash and services worth $108,000 (SEK 700,000) for The Day My Dad Was Shot (Gabriel och Lasermannen).

In the short, Najafi revisits 19-year-old Gabriel Aybar, whose father Isa was shot by the "Laser Man" serial killer in 1992. The director met the family for the first time in 1998 and the film sets out to discover what happened to the scared five-year-old who once talked about revenge.

Najafi said: "I was deeply moved by the event when it happened, and I am happy that I wasn't alone. I have carried it with me for 14 years, and finally got the opportunity to make a film about it. …

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