The Canadian event, which is the most important festival featuring nonviolent films, took place from September 14 to 24. The panel of jury selected Mollaie's debut feature from among 30 films competing for the main award, Mehr News Agency reported.
'Kupal' narrates the story of a hunter and taxidermist who goes through an unfortunate incident by trapping himself in his basement with little food and no water, having to survive by using creative and desperate means. The storyline of 'Kupal' and the tagline is, "you can't be alone in this world!"
Mollaie, who is both the director and the scriptwriter of 'Kupal', had earlier produced several successful short films and presented them to national and international film festivals. They include 'Please Stay Away from the Red Line'،'Minus' and 'Delete'.
Brasov film festival was founded in 2012 to showcase nonviolent, mainstream motion pictures and to show that those movies are not only capable of great international success, but they are also in high demand by the public.
For four years, the festival was held in Transylvania, Romania. Starting in 2016, from its fifth edition, the festival has moved online. All films selected this year were screened on the Festival's VIMEO Channel.
In this edition of Brasov festival, 13 among 30 films from 20 participating countries won awards in different categories.