VOID festival spotlight Iranian animation cinema
TEHRAN – A lineup of 11 Iranian short animations will be reviewed in a special program during the 4th VOID International Animation Film Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
“Alphabet” by Kianush Abedi, “Am I a Wolf?” by AmirHushang Moein, “Balance” by Barzan Rostami, “Chimney Man” by Meqdad Akhavan and “Empty View” by Ali Zare Qanatnoi will be screened in the program entitled “New Iranian Shorts”.
The lineup also includes “Hide and Seek” by Mohsen Shokrtalab, “Maned and Macho” by Shiva Sadeq-Asadi, “Mr. Deer” by Mojtaba Musavi, “Run Rostam Run” by Hossein Molayemi, “The Fox” by Sadeq Javadi Nikjeh and “The Servant” by Farnush Abedi.
“The Last Fiction” by Ashkan Rahgozar, which is based on the classic Iranian tale from Persian poet Ferdowsi’s masterpiece Shahnameh, will also compete in the official section of the festival.
The film follows Zahak’s treacherous rise to the throne in Jamshid in Persia. The young and naive hero Afaridoun will have to save the kingdom and its people from darkness. But he must first conquer his own demons in this portrayal of Persian mythology that reveals human nature.
The VOID festival will be held from January 24 to February 2.
A scene from Iranian short animation “Run Rostam Run” by Hossein Molayemi.