|Russian animation wins grand prize at Tehran festival||
The winners of the festival, which is held annually by the Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA), were announced during a ceremony in Tehran on Thursday.
“Out of Play” is about the relationships between three obsolete toys, which are abandoned in an attic.
The Special Jury Award of the festival went to the French director Svetlana Filippova for the animation “Where Dogs Die”.
Isabel Herguera from Spain, Dragan Milinkovic Fimon from Serbia, Priit Pärn from Estonia, Juan Pablo Zaramella from Argentia and Amir-Mohammad Dehestani from Iran are the members of the international jury of the festival.
“Children Who Chase Lost Voices” by Makoto Shinkai from Japan won the Best Feature Animation Award.
The Best TV Animation Award of this section went to “Welcome to Bric and Brac” directed by Amandine Gallerand and Matthieu Chavallier from France.
“Pretty Kitty’s Flower” by Maria Horváth from Hungary won the Best Children’s Animation Award.
Directed by Bahram Azimi, “Tehran 2121” was crowned the best animation in the national section.
“Tehran 2121” is about the past and present of a 160-year-old man.
The story of this animation takes place in the year 2121, when robots live alongside people who live for over 160 years due to progress in medical science.
Shahid Behnam Hall, Kanun Theater, Ghadir Hall and the Felestin Cinema in Tehran will be screening the entries during the festival, which was held from March 3 to 7.
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