The actress won the award in competition with Breeann DeHaven for ‘Fine’ by Lynette Piper from Canada, Rosa Iranzo for ‘Pleasure of Killing Bugs’ by Leonardo Martinelli from Brazil, and Fan Ding Lun for ‘Father’s Phone’ by Yi Chia Fu from Taiwan.
Kordi won the award for playing the leading role in the 12-minute drama ‘The Recess’, which is written, produced and directed by Navid Nikkhah-Azad.
The short film tells the story of a 17-year-old school-girl who runs away from school to watch the football match of her beloved club.
Sahar, along with three of her friends, is planning to exit the school during the break in order to watch the match between Esteghlal FC and Al Ain FC at Azadi Sports Complex.
In addition to Kordi, Reyhaneh Naieean, Niloufar Shokouhinia, and Ghazal Khalili are on the cast list of the short flick.
Scheduled to compete at the Oxford Film Festival and the Garden State Film Festival, both in the US, ‘The Recess’ has already gone on screen at some global events, including the Sofia MENAR Film Festival in Bulgaria.
The Living Skies Student Film Festival is organized every year in Regina, Saskatchewan, showcasing student works from all over the world.
The short animation ‘Thinker’ by Mahdieh Raeesi was the other Iranian representative at the Canadian event.
The 33rd edition of the Living Skies Student Film Festival was held on March 4-6, 2021.