Winner's acceptance speech by Maryam Mohajer for Grandad Was a Romantic in the British Short Animation category
MARYAM MOHAJER: Don't break. Don't break.
Thank you. Thank you so much, BAFTA. I owe this to my late granny; to a late brother, for always having a great story to tell me and for always listening to my strange silly stories; to my beautiful parents, who would have loved to celebrate this with me, only my mum's visa application got rejected; to my husband, my friend, my partner, without your love and support, and your patience, I wouldn't be here.
My amazing team: Tanera Dawkins, the beautiful composer, who is here somewhere; Fonic, Barnaby Templer, Sue Harding, amazing job; Maya Naraghi, the young voice artist of the film, who is also my daughter, and has been coping quite well with having a low-budget independent filmmaker for a mum.
I'll dedicate this award to people of Iran. They deserve better.