For the sake of Ava
Во имя Авы (Baray-e-Ava)
Year of production: 2022
Production country: Iran
Director: Mohsen Seraji
Producer: Faranak Foroutan
Screenwriter: Mohsen Seraji Faranak Foroutan
Composer: Sepehr Seraji
D.O.P.: Abdolghader Tahazadeh
Editor: Shervin Maniei
Production designer: Mohsen Seraji
Costume designer: Elham Ahmadi
Make up artist: Mersedeh Afshar
Sound Director: Arash Ghasemi
Cast: Mehdi Zaminpardaz- Faranak Foroutan- Negar abedi- Hedieh Zaman- Aida Moradi- Rghina Alipour – Parasto Zakizadeh- Saba Ahmadi- Parnian Abedi-Reza Jahani- Reihaneh Yazdanyar- Hadi Atai
Film category: Teenager
Rating: 18+
Length: 111 min.
A theater group of teenage girls in Iran accept their show to participate in a prestigious festival abroad. The main actress, named Ava, is a girl with an Iranian mother and an Afghan father, that's why she doesn't have a birth certificate or passport. The director of the show decides to replace Ava with someone to solve the problem, but the other members of the group decide to do anything for Ava, the passport producer, from bribing the employee of the passport office to taking the head of the passport office hostage and even leaving illegally with human trafficking...
Selected festival history
  • International film festival of India, Goa
  • Ridgfield independent film festival, United States of America (Honorable mention)
  • Indie fest (Award of excellence special mention) – Cosmic film festival (Best first time filmmaker)
  • MZIF international Christian film festival (Honorable Mention)
Mohsen Seraji
Mohsen Saraji, writer, director and researcher of theater and cinema, graduated with a master's degree in directing from the University of Tehran, Faculty of Fine Arts. He created the project of spectators and performers without borders as a research-executive project in several countries, including Uganda, Zimbabwe, Greece and... has performed. He is a university lecturer in directing, screenwriting and playwriting. Ava is his first independent feature film.

2022 - For the sake of Ava