MAMAN won the Best Director Award at Asian Film Festival Barcelona

In the Official Section of the 10th Asian Film Festival Barcelona (October 26th to November 6th, 2022 / Spain), Arash Aneessee received the Best Director Award for his debut feature film, MAMAN.

The film has already participated in:


  1. Fajr National Film Festival (Feb. 2021, Iran).
  • Best Actress Award (Roya Afshar).
  • Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Script and Best First Film Nominee.
  1.  International Film Festival of India – Goa (Nov.2021, India).
  • Debut Competition.

3- Chennai International Film Festival (Dec.2021, India).

4- Moscow International Film Festival (Aug.2022, Russia).

5- Wales International Film Festival (Sep.2022, UK).

  • Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film Award.

6- Les Rimbaud du Cinema (Oct.2022, France).

  • Feature Film Competition.
  • Best Performance in a Leading Role (Roya Afshar).
  • Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Erfan Ebrahimi).

7- Asian Film Festival Barcelona (Nov.2022, Spain).

  • Official Section.
  • Best Director Award.


Needless to say, Hamid Reza Ghorbani’s BONE MARROW (in the Official Section), Kamal Tabrizi’s A BUMPY STORY and Navid Behtoei’s GISOUM (both in the NETPAC Section), and Ebrahim Sheibani’s GOLDEN BLOOD (in the Discoveries Section) were also screened in the event.