Alamak wins at Corti da Sogni festival

TEHRAN, May 04 (MNA) – A short film of Iranian director, Darabi, was awarded by the audience of the 17th International Short Film Festival “Corti da Sogni - Antonio Ricci” in Italy.

Alamak a short film of Hosein Darabi from Iran vied at the Sweet Dreams section of the Corti da Sogni festival of short films in Italy. The section is open to the best non-European works. In competition with 14 other works from Palestine, Canada, India, Iraq, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Mexico, and South Korea, Alamak won the Creativity shorted which is the prize awarded to the work picked by the audience of the festival.

Alamak was produced by Howzeh Honari, an art subdivision of Islamic Development Organization of Iran.

The festival was founded by a circle of cinema lovers in 1999 and after a member of the circle (Antonio Ricci) disappeared in the summer of the year, the event was named in memory of Antonio Ricci, from May 2000.  

A total of 68 short films from 27 countries went on screen at the 2016 edition of the festival, which was held at the Rasi Theatre in Ravenna from April 27 to 30 April. Scarecrow's Heart of Gholamreza Kazzazi was another Iranian work in the event which bagged the prize for the best of animated shorts.

Produced by the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, the non-narrative animation of Kazzazi is about a stranded sparrow that seeks refuge beneath a scarecrow’s clothes to avoid hungry crows in the middle of a frozen field.

 

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