Date: February 21, 2016
Mehrdad Oskouei’s ‘Daybeak Dreams’ has won Amnesty International Film Prize along with ‘Fuocoammare’ by Gianfranco Rosi in 66th Berlinale 2016.
The German branch of Amnesty International awarded the prize for the first time at the Berlinale 2005. The jury reviews films entered into the Competition, Panorama, Forum and Generation sections, paying special attention to documentaries. The aim of the prize is to draw the attention of audiences and representatives of the film industry to the theme of human rights and encourage filmmakers to tackle this topic.
‘Fuocoammare’ (‘Fire at Sea’) by Gianfranco Rosi and ‘Daybreak Dreams’ (‘Royahaye Dame Sobh’) by Mehrdad Oskouei, both documentaries will share the €5,000 prize.
Abbas Amini’s ‘Valderama’ was also screened in the ‘Generation’ section of the Berlinale along with ‘Daybreak Dreams.
Berlinale, 66th edition of Berlin International Film Festival kicked off February 11 and will wrap February 21 (Sunday).
Source: Mehr News Agency