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Iranian film ‘Band’ awarded at UWPG festival

Iranian short film ‘Band’ bags an award at the UWPG Film Festival in Canada.

Iranian short film ‘Band’ has bagged an award at the 2021 UWPG Film Festival in Canada.

Directed by Erfan Shams, ‘Band’ was nominated for “Best Editing”, “Best Production Design”, and “Best Director” awards at the festival, but it succeeded to grab the Best Director award.

“A woman - attempting to find a way out from what it seems to be an inner prison in her mind- decides to end her life for it is apparently the only way to escape from her mental state. After her suicide, she wakes up to a new life; this time in another prison which turns out to be inside a pregnant woman’s womb ready to give birth to the prisoner...,” a synopsis for the film reads.

The UWPG Film Festival has opened up to international student filmmakers since 2020, after it was initially founded in 2002 to showcase the work of post-secondary filmmakers from across Canada.

This year’s edition of the UWPG Film Festival took place online on October 19-23.