Zandi received the Special Jury Prize of the International Women’s Film Festival in Cologne last October as well as the Silver Alexander Special Jury Award at the 47th Thessaloniki International Film Festival last November for her movie. She had previously won the Best First Film Director Award and the Special Jury Prize in the Iranian Films Section of the 24th Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran in January 2006.
In addition, the Iranian film “Good Night, Commander”, directed by Ensieh Shah-Hosseini, charmed cinemagoers at the Vesoul festival and took the Audience Award. Also known as “Goodbye Life”, the film is about an Iranian woman sent to the front to report on the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war. The film received the Special Award of the 12th Cinema Tout Ecran International Festival of Film and Television in Geneva last year.