Art and Experience: “Life+1 Day”, Saied Rustai’s debut film about poverty and drug abuse in Tehran’s seedy underworld, received 11 nominations, including in best film and best director categories at the 18th Iran Cinema Celebration, the organizers announced on Sunday.

Rustai who is also the writer of the screenplay for the film was nominated for best screenwriter award.

In addition, Peyman Moaadi was nominated for best actor award for his role in the movie, which brought Rustai the Crystal Simorgh for best director at the 34th Fajr Film Festival in February. The film also won the audience award at the event.

In best film category, “Life+1 Day” is competing with director Hatef Alimardani’s drama “Binam Alley”, which also received nominations in eight categories including in best film.

Ida Panahandeh’s acclaimed film “Nahid”, Mohammad-Hossein Mahdavian’s “Standing in the Dust” and Vahid Jalilvand’s “Wednesday, May 9” are other nominees for the best film award.

The Iranian House of Cinema organizes the celebration annually to commemorate Iran’s National Day of Cinema, which falls on September 11 this year.

However, no specific date has been set for the celebration so far.