News ID: 209054
Published: 1236 GMT January 29, 2018

'AniMal' wins New Talents Award at France's FIPA fest

'AniMal' wins New Talents Award at France's FIPA fest

Iranian short film 'AniMal' won an award in the New Talent section of the 31st International Festival of Audiovisual Programs (FIPA/Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels) in France.

The 15-minute film, directed by Bahman and Bahram Ark, a production of Iranian National School of Cinema, depicts the story of a man who wants to cross the border illegally; so he hunts a ram and decides to escape disguised as the animal, reported.

The 31st edition of the French festival was held from January 23 to 28 in Paris.

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'AniMal' has taken part in a number of international film events.

It has won the best direction award at the 17th Curta Cinema held in Brazil from November 1 to 8, 2017.

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.

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