According to the PR department of Farabi Cinema Foundation, the congratulatory message of "Alireza Tabesh", the managing director of Farabi Cinema Foundation is as follows:
Dear Mr. Arsalan Amiri,
Respected director of "Zalava",
On the eve of the National Iranian Cinema Day, winning the Film Critics’ Week Grand Prize and the section’s dedicated FIPRESCI award at the 78th Venice’s International Film Festival is a great honour for the culture and art of our country. I sincerely congratulate you and the crew of this film for bringing joy, and I wish you success in your filmmaking career.
Managing Director of Farabi Cinema Foundation
Zalava is Arsalan Amiri’s debut feature film and it has been produced by Rohollah and Samira Baradari in cooperation with Farabi Cinema Foundation. This film received several awards at the 39th Fajr Film Festival including Best First Film and Best Cinematography Awards.