FESTIVALS: Iranian/Norwegian Sunless Shadows Wins CineDOC-Tbilisi

    Sunless Shadows by Mehrdad Oskouei Sunless Shadows by Mehrdad Oskouei

    TBILISI: The 8th edition of CinéDOC-Tbilisi, which started on 30 August 2020, ended with the announcement of the winning films on 30 September. The festival is organised by the Noosfera Foundation.

    The main prize of the international competition went to the Iranian/Norwegian film Sunless Shadows directed by Mehrdad Oskouei. The film tells the story of an Iranian juvenile detention centre, where a group of teenage girls are serving time for having murdered their father, husband or another male family member.

    The Georgian documentary Pavilion directed by Ana Jegnaradze and Marita Tevzadze won the prize in the Focus Caucasus section.

    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the festival's format was changed and film screenings were held in the open air at Cavea Drive-in Cinema.

    The complete list of winners follows:

    International Competition

    Main Prize:
    Sunless Shadows (Iran, Norway)
    Directed by Mehrdad Oskouei

    Special Mention:
    The Earth is Blue as an Orange (Lithuania, Ukraine)
    Directed by Iryna Tsilyk
    Produced by Albatros Communicos
    Coproduced by Moonmakers

    Focus Caucasus

    Main Prize:
    Pavilion (Georgia)
    Directed by Ana Jegnaradze and Marita Tevzadze
    Produced by Namimeter

    Special Jury Award
    Dead Souls' Vacation (Georgia)
    Directed by Keko Chelidze
    Produced by Parachute Films

    Special Jury Mention
    Labyrinth (Hungary, Portugal, Belgium, Azerbaijan)
    Directed by Oktay Namazov