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Iranian animations line up for at Italian festival
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TEHRAN -- Four Iranian animated films will go on screen at the 7th River Film Festival, which will be held in Porta Portello Padua, Italy from May 28 to June 9.
“Sleepy”, “Ghargha”, “Palms” and “The Platform” are the films, which will go on screen during the event.
“Sleepy” by Hassan Khorasani and “Ghargha” by Zeynab Qorbani will be screened at the extreme short films section of the festival on June 3.
The five-minute “Sleepy” is about a sleepy old man who leads a Caravan.
“Ghargha” is a four-minute animation about a little crow who understands that all of his friends have collected some gold pieces for themselves however he does not have one. While searching for gold pieces, he comes across the golden Shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad. 
“Palms” by Mohammad-Ali Hashemzehi will compete at the documentary section of the festival on June 5. 
The documentary is about an old man and his wife who do not have any children however they take care of their palm trees as if they are their children. 
Directed by Amir Mohammadzadeh and Salman Khorshidi, “The Platform” is another Iranian entry, which will go on screen at the animation section of the gala.  
The animation portrays the fate of Iranian engineers and workers who were working on the oil platforms, in 2025, when Iran no longer has any oil to export.
Shorts and documentaries from all over the world will compete for awards at the 7th edition of the River Film Festival. Local cinema and Extreme shorts are the new sections, which are added to this edition of the festival.

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