Iranian filmmaker Pouran Derakhshandeh’s social drama Hush! Girls Don’t Scream has swept several main awards at the Seventh Annual Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco.
The film took Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Screenplay awards of the year’s event.
The leading Iranian director Derakhshandeh was also paid tribute during a ceremony held at the event.
The film tells the story of abused children and ignorant families who do not make enough time in their day to listen and solve their children’s issue.
Sponsored by Iran’s Farabi Cinematic Foundation, the film won Best Film Award at the 2012 Fajr International Film Festival.
The movie competed at the 2014 edition of Irvine International Film Festival (IIFF) in the United States.
Derakhshandeh’s drama received a great attention from the movie goers in Canada and the United States.
The film also garnered the Best Feature length Award of the fourth edition of London Iranian film festival.
Oscar Academy had earlier requested a copy of screen script of the movie during a letter signed by the center’s Script Librarian Gregory Walsh.
The 2014 San Francisco Iranian Film Festival also honored the Iranian actor Faramarz Qaribian with the Best Actor award for his role in Sinners.
Eleven countries have participated in this year’s festival including Iran, United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Afghanistan, Sudan, and Iraq.
The Seventh Annual Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco was held from September 27 through 28.