News ID: 276836
Published: 0612 GMT November 15, 2020

Russian festival to host Iranian documentary ‘Gando’

Russian festival to host Iranian documentary ‘Gando’

Iranian short documentary, ‘Gando,’ directed by Teimour Qaderi, is scheduled to compete at the 40th edition of the VGIK International Student Festival in Russia from November 16-20.

The eight-minute film narrates the life story of children who have to go a long way to get water from a lake which is home to gando (a short-muzzled crocodile of South Asia). In successive gando attacks on children, they are either mutilated or eaten alive, reported.

The film has already been screened at a number of global events, including Picknic Film Festival in Spain and the EBS International Documentary Festival in South Korea.

The Best Film Award at the Humboldt International Film Festival in the US and the Honorary Mention at the 5th edition of the International Maritime Film Festival (IMFF) in the US are among the honors gained by the documentary.

Qaderi was born in 1990. He started his career as a film director in 2007 and directed a number of short films. So far, he has won many national and international awards.

He has directed the following short films: ‘Pomegranate Is the Fruit of Paradise,’ and ‘It Hits Upon the Roof.’ Qaderi is the winner of 18 national and international awards from film festivals in Canada, South Korea, the Czech Republic and Turkey.

The Russian VGIK festival hosts student films from around the world. The festival aims to present films that show future cinema from the future filmmakers’ point of view.


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