Majid Khabazan, the director, won the Golden Lantern Award on the 4th Ammar Popular Film Festival 2014 for the film: “A Path to Gaza Prison Camp.”
The final ceremony was held on late January this year in Tehran
The director congratulates the team contributed in the production of this highly motivating film.
The original report from the organisers at the end of the festival:
APFF–Winners of the international section of the 4th Ammar Popular Film Festival were announced in the closing ceremony of the festival on Saturday.
The Stones Cry Out by Yasmine Perni, the Christian Zionism by Charles E. Carlson and The End of Poverty by Philippe Diaz bagged the special award of the festival.
Furthermore, films Plunder by Danny Schechter, the Unclear Truth by Reza John Vedadi and A Path to Gaza Prison Camp by Majid Khabazan were lauded as winners in the ceremony.
The Valentino’s Ghost by Michael Singh, The Money Lobby by Susan Modarres, Look Behind the Canvass by Mohsen Barmahani and Between Anvil and Hammer by Mohammad Reza Mohammadi Nejat received commendation from the panel of judges for their style and the stories they featured.
The films were selected from among over 700 submissions to the international section of the festival which were sent during the 45 days before the submission deadlines.
The closing ceremony of the 4th Ammar Popular Film Festival was arranged at Tehran’s Palestine theater in the presence of a number of high-profile cultural officials and the festival’s organizers.
The large number of foreign submissions startles the gala’s organizers which proved an all-out desire in the world for screening movies not otherwise endorsed by the mainstream film festivals.