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Iranian student at Chicago film school wins Cannes short film prize

May 25, 2013 at 10:23 AM   |   Comments

CANNES, France, May 25 (UPI) -- An Iranian student who studied at Chicago's School of the Art Institute won the Cannes Film Festival short film competition.

Anahita Ghazvinizadeh won $19,500 for her work on the 21-minute movie "Needle," about a sixth-grade girl torn between her divorcing parents, the Chicago Tribune reported Saturday.

"Piano" director Jane Campion served as the jury president of the Cinefondation short film competition.

Ghazvinizadeh had previously directed the short film "When the Kid Was a Kid" and co-wrote the feature-length "Mourning."

She studied at the Tehran University of Art before getting her MFA in studio arts at the School of the Art Institute.

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