TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian child actor Ali Shademan received a special mention from the jury at the 2009 edition of Cinekid Film, Television and New Media Festival in the Netherlands for his brilliant play in 'A Time to Love' by Ebrahim Forouzesh.
In the film, Shademan plays a boy suffering from spastic paralysis who is kept hidden from the outside world by his family.
Shademan was highly praised when it turned out that he was absolutely healthy and normal in real life, the festival's website reported.
Cinekid is an International Film, Television, and New Media Festival for children and young adults which is held annually in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its 23rd edition was held from October 18 to 25.
"A Time to Love" had previously won two awards at the Carrousel International Film Festival for Children in Canada in September.
The film is about a handicapped boy who is the little darling of his middle-class family, but when his little brother is born, everyone ignores him.