Newcomer of the Year
Niki Karimi and her film SOOTE PAYAN (Final Whistle)
"With an outstanding portrayal, the Main Award winner demonstrates to us what a life changing impact it can have on one’s life when one makes an attempt to save the life of another. It is a courageous film making clear to us that no one can be fulfilled with happiness or enjoy freedom when another life is lost. Upon a desperate attempt to find absolution we realize that the quest for forgiveness makes us much more humane than the quest for revenge."
Find all winners of the 61st IFFMH here.