SECOND PLACE WINNER: Sonia

Written and Directed by Javad Safavi
Starring: Nastaran Amirabdollahian, Maria Mirzaee, Katayoon Talaie & Omit Taavili

Mina, an Iranian journalist is forced to accept a position in a tabloid magazine. Mina gets assigned to conduct an interview to a woman named Sonia, who claims to be a medium even though she did not believe in this type of supernatural capability. Mina is a representative of intellectuals in a traditional society based on beliefs rooted in myths and religion, beliefs that subconsciously affect people’s minds and can cause contradictions in important decisions in people’s lives.