Directed by Dornaz Hajiha, the Iranian short film ‘Marziyeh’ won the Best Director Award and Best Editing Award in the short films category at the 14th Women In Film + Television Vancouver (WIFTV) film festival in Canada.
Co-produced by Iran and UK, ‘Marziyeh’ is the story of a young woman and and her husband who drive to the wake of a relative. She prepares her appearance to meet the satisfaction of her strict religious family. During the wake, Marziyeh’s husband, who is in the men’s only section, learns that Marziyeh has described a dream that is taken seriously as an omen by the deceased’s family.
The 14th Women In Film + Television Vancouver (WIFTV) film festival took place on 5-10 March 2019.