Art and Experience: “A Village without Thieves” by Iranian director Nafiseh Saadat won the first prize worth 30,000 Turkish lira at the Mercy and Justice International Short Film Contest in Istanbul last Sunday.

“Bridge” by Reza Jamali from Iran was awarded an honorable mention worth 2000 Turkish lira.

Winners received their prizes from Turkish President President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The festival, which was organized under auspices of the office of the Turkish president, was established to promote the life of the Prophet Muhammad (S).

Majid Majidi, the Iranian director of acclaimed movie “Muhammad (S), the Messenger of God”, was the president of the jury.