News ID: 204146
Published: 1133 GMT November 11, 2017

Iran’s 'AniMal' wins at Curta Cinema

Iran’s 'AniMal' wins at Curta Cinema

Short film 'AniMal', directed by Bahman and Bahram Ark, a production of Iranian National School of Cinema won the best direction award at the 17th Curta Cinema held in Brazil from November 1 to 8.

The 15-minute film is about a man who wants to cross the border illegally; so he hunts for a ram and decides to escape disguised as the animal, reported

It was screened in several festivals including the 36th Uppsala International Short Film Festival in Sweden (October 23-29), the 37th Cambridge Film Festival in the UK (October 19-26), the 18th San Diego Asian Film Festival from in the US (November 09-18), the 40th Poitiers Film Festival in France (December 01-08), the 46th Festival du nouveau cinema in Canada (October 04-15) and the 40th Denver Film Festival in the US (November 01-12).

The animated piece won the second prize of the 20th Cinéfondation competition at the 70th edition of Cannes Festival.

The jury members of the Brazilian festival included Eileen Hofer, Sabrina Fidalgo and Stephen Bocskay.

'A Nova Melancolia', by Alvaro Andrade Alves and Marcus Curvelo won the National Grand Prix 2017.

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