‘Atlan’ to attend Moondance Intl. Film Festival

TEHRAN, Aug. 21 (MNA) – Moein Karimoddini’s documentary 'Atlan' has planned for participation an international festival known as the “American Cannes” of film festivals.

‘Atlan,’ produced in Iranian Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC) and directed by Moein Karimoddini, vied with other 20 world documentaries focusing on rural themes to win the trophy. Moondance will display ‘Atlan’ among other 47 documentaries September 4 in Calypso Cinema Hall.

‘Atlan’ relates the story of a horse-trainer, Ali Golnejad and his beloved horse, Ilhan, which is supposed to bring much success and glory to the family. Ali plans to marry his fiancé using the prize money won by Ilhan, but the events take a different turn to the worse and Ilhan receives an unfavorable draw, posing difficulties for Ali to grapple with winning the prize along Ilhan.

The documentary had been screened in several festivals including Dutch International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA), Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival and Tiburon Film Festival in California, Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland and in Cannes’ Doc Corners special section. It was also nominated for Best Long Documentary Award in Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia and the 17th TRT Documentary Award in Turkey.

The Moondance International Film Festival invites all talented US and International filmmakers, writers and music composers to submit their films, written works and film scores to its 17th annual season. Moondance is known as the “American Cannes” of film festivals, and features the very best of indie films, music and writing by talented artists from around the world. For the last 16 years, the annual Moondance International Film Festival has showcased many hundreds of top-quality award-winning indie films, and hosted filmmakers, writers, composers, actors, industry professionals and media, from around the world.

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