Didor International Film Festival
Didor International Film Festival is a bi-annual film festival in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Originally conceived as a Persian movie festival, it has now expanded its scope to take in Russian and European movies. A documentary festival takes place in the uneven years.
- Golden Didor: "Poet of the Wastes" directed by Mohammad Ahmadi (Iran)
- Golden Statue: "Village Council" directed by Ernest Abduzgaparov (Kyrgyzstan)
- Silver Statue for the best direction to "Wild River, Calm Sea" by Marat Sarulu (Kazakhstan)
- Silver Statue for the best actress to Taraneh Alidousti (Iran)
In 2004, The House of Cinema of Makhmalbaf (Iran) and the DIDOR International Film Festival allocated grants in the amount of USD 2,000 for the creation of short-feature film by young and gifted film makers Mirzob Nugmanov, Aloviddin Abdullaev, Denis Mechetov, Shahryar Nazari, and another $2,000 grant to Bakhtiyor Kakhorov for the creation of a cartoon.
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