THE BLUE GIRL wins big at Cote d’Azur FICTS Festival

Keivan Majidi’s debut feature film, THE BLUE GIRL, is the winner of the Best Sport Film Award at Beausoleil Côte d’Azur International FICTS Festival du Cinéma Sportif (May 10th to 12th, 2022 / France).

With THE BLUE GIRL, Majidi has emerged as a promising, rising star, reflecting the teachings of great Iranian filmmakers who started their career in Kanoon, emphasizing on docu-drama style, children-centered simple narrative and working with local non-professional actors. Moreover rooted in his love for his homeland in Kurdistan, Iran, THE BLUE GIRL is strengthened by the authenticity of the local language and the presence of the native newcomers behind the camera.

List of the festivals and the awards of the film include:

1- Zlin International Film Festival (Czech Republic / Sep. 2020).

2- Dhaka International Film Festival (Bangladesh / Jan. 2021).

  • Children Film Session.

3- Kolkata International Children’s Film Festival (India / Jan. 2021).

4- FIFEM – Festival International du film pour enfants de Montréal (Canada / Feb. 2021).

  • International Competition.

5- London Kurdish Film Festival (UK / Apr. 2021).

  • Mehmet Aksoy Award Nominee.

6- Mooov Film Festival (Belgium / Apr.2021).

7- Fajr International Film Festival (Iran / May.2021).

  • Festival of Festivals.

8- Giffoni Film Festival (Italy / July.2021).

  • Elements +10 Competition.

9- Religion Today Film Festival (Italy / September.2021)

  • Winner of In the Spirit of Peace Award (Special Jury Forum Trentino for Peace and Human Rights).
  • Nominee for Best Feature Film (Main Jury Awards), Grand Prize in the Spirit of Faith (Main Jury Awards) and In the Spirit of Dolomites (Special Jury Dolomites Award).

10- Kids Kino International Film Festival (Poland / October.2021).

  • World Panorama.

11- Paris Mon Premier Festival – Enfances au Cinéma (France / October.2021).

  • Iranian Cinema Programme.

12- Barcelona Asian Film Festival (Spain / October.2021).

  • NETPAC Section.

13- Sguardi Altrove – Milan International Women Film Festival (Italy / October.2021).

  • Opening Film.

14- SACI | Children’s Animation and Cinema Week (Brazil / November.2021).

  • Around the World Section.

15- Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (Nepal / December.2021).

  • Official Selection.

16- International Guwahati Film Festival (India / February 2022).

17- SIFFCY – Smile Int’l Film Festival for Children & Youth (India / April 2022).

  • Main Competition.
  • Film Critics Circle of India – FCCI Award

18- Beausoleil Cote d’Azur Sport Film Festival (France / May 2022).

  • Best Sport Film Award.

19- Kaliningrad International Film Festival “On the Edge: West” (Russia / May 2022).

20- International Film Festival for Children and Youth “Hero” (Russia / May 2022).

  • Competition.