Ava wins best possible first function movie at Canadian Display screen Awards


Sadaf Foroughi’s Ava is the winner of this year’s Canadian Screen Award for best first feature film.

The film earned a total of nine nominations for the Canadian Screen Awards’ in March, including best film, actress and supporting actress.

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Tehran-born, Montreal-based Foroughi is nominated for best direction and screenplay.

Ava, a Canadian co-production with Iran and Qatar, stars Mahour Jabbari as the titular character: a 16-year-old, upper-class girl who chafes against family and societal restrictions in Tehran.

The Canadian Screen Awards gala will be broadcast live on CBC-TV on March 11.


Mahour Jabbari, who stars in Ava, is a CSA nominee for best performance by an actress in a leading role. (TIFF)


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