“Driving Lessons” named best short at Golden Apricot festival

Short Film News (SFN)- Iranian filmmaker Marziyeh Riahi’s acclaimed movie “Driving Lessons” won the Golden Apricot for best short film at the 16th Golden Apricot International Film Festival in Yerevan, Armenia.

Georgian director Rati Tsiteladze’s “Prisoner of Society” received the Silver Apricot in the same section.


A jury headed by Italian director Pippo Mezzapesa judged 25 movies in the short film competition. The jury also included Canadian operator Norayr Kasper and Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival Program Director Georges Bollon from France.


Iranian filmmaker Reza Mirkarimi, who is also the director of Iran’s Fajr International Film Festival, was a member of the full-length film competition jury, which was headed by Russian screenwriter Aleksandr Mindadze.

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