Vakilifar’s second feature-length Taboor won the festival’s Special Jury Prize shared with the Danish film A Hijacking by Tobias Lindholm.
This year’s jury panel was comprised of some international writers, actors and cinema experts to judge Moroccan and foreign feature and short films.
Vakilifar’s second feature-length Taboor also received the First Special Mention of the 2012 Thessaloniki International Film Festival that was held in the Greek capital city, Athens.
The movie was presented at the ‘A Window on Asian Cinema’ section of the 2012 Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in South Korea.
Taboor was also screened at the Festival du nouveau cinéma, which was recently held in Montreal, Canada, from October 2 to 14.
Born in 1981, Vahid Vakilifar graduated in film directing from Iran’s Soureh University and worked as an assistant director on several features before starting his filmmaking career.
He has been awarded in several international events particularly for his first feature-length production Geshe.
The 12th International Film Festival of Marrakech (FIFM) took place in the Moroccan city, Marrakech from November 30 through December 8, 2012.