1136 GMT January 18, 2021
Iranian short film ‘The American Bull’, written and directed by Fatemeh Tousi, won two international awards.
The short film received one of the awards from the 15th edition of Chile’s Arica Nativa (November 6-15) festival and garnered the other at the 11th edition of Turkey’s Lions Short Film Festival, IRNA reported.
It recieved the Arica Nativa's jury prize and the Turkish festival's award for the best short film.
Arica Nativa aims to make children, youths and adults fall in love with the natural and cultural treasures that remain heroically in the rural and indigenous areas of the planet, according to filmfreeway.com.
Turkey’s Lions Short Film Festival was held in Istanbul on November 19. The purpose of the festival is to find young talents in the field of filmmaking across the globe. The fest was scheduled to be held in May. However, it was postponed to November 19 due to the coronavirus spread.
A synopsis of the ‘The American Bull’, provided by imdb.com, reads: “In a border village in proximity to Iran-Iraq common border, a group of villagers are involved in animal husbandry.
“Saheb, a teenage boy who owns the only bull of American breed in the village, is heavily dependent on his animal and earns money through using him for breeding.”
The cast of the 14-minute film include Ali Akbar Sharhanzadeh, Alireza Zobeidi and Fakhteh Deris.