0254 GMT October 24, 2020
Iranian animation ‘White Whale,’ by Amir Mehran, won the Best Animated Short at the 36th Warsaw International Film Festival.
The 10-minute piece is the story of a man, who has lost his close friends in an airstrike during the war a long time ago. After 30 years, he is looking for their remains in a big river while a White Whale is the only sign he has, ISNA wrote.
The jury members of Short Films Competition section were Alexei Medvedev (Russia), Ygor Gama (Brazil, Germany), and James Scott (Canada).
The Short Grand Prix was given to ‘Ligie’ by Aline Magrez (Belgium). ‘Into the Night’ by Kamila Tarabura (Poland) received the Best Live Action Short award.
Best Documentary Short award and Special Mention of this section were given to ‘What If Nothing?’ by Monika Krupa (Poland) and ‘Sulphur’ by Lana Vlady (Russia) respectively.
Kazakhstan’s ‘18 Kilohertz’ film by Farkhat Sharipov won the Grand Prix of the 36th edition of the Polish festival, the festival’s’ official website reads.
The festival is an annual film festival held every October in Warsaw, Poland which previews new films of all genres.
The festival has been held every year since 1985. This year despite the pandemic the Warsaw International Film Festival was held in a traditional format on October 9-18.