Abedi’s animation received the Virtuvin award, which is one of the main awards of this festival.
The winners of the third edition of the event were announced earlier, though the physical ceremony will be held September 10-13, ifilmtv.com wrote.
So far, ‘Malakout’ has won the Best Short Film Award at the 14th edition of the Cryptshow Festival in Barcelona, Spain.
It has also received the honorary diploma at the Silk Road International Film Festival (SRIFF) in Dublin, Ireland and the Best Animation award at the first edition of the Black Country Horror Shorts Film Festival in the UK.
The animation won first place in two sections, namely the Mixed-Media/Experimental Animation and the Audience Favorites at the Florida Animation Festival.
The animation is about a piano player who tries to bring his wife back to life but the deal awakens the devil inside him.
According to the official website of the event, the DIFF “set out to honor the best in independent cinema from around the world and to do so by taking into account the full scope of creative integration in any given project.”