“Haboob” honored at Stuttgart Intl. Animated film festival
TEHRAN – Iranian short film “Haboob” won a special mention at the Stuttgart International Animated Film Festival (ITFS) in Germany.
The film directed by Mahsa Samani received the honor of the international competition for animated short films.
“Haboob” tells the story of a man and his daughter, used to living in harmony and at peace with nature, but certain disturbances change their pretty little life.
“We decided to give a special mention to ‘Haboob’ because we found it to be a very sensitive and touching film with a very intelligent use of the material he talks about as the medium of the film,” the jury said in their statement. .
“The ending, in particular, brought the whole movie together and shared a light on the Haboob phenomenon in southern Iran,” the jury added.
Earlier in January, the film received the award for Best Animated Short Film at the 11th Karama Human Rights Film Festival in Amman, Jordan.
The Stuttgart Festival, which is one of the most significant events in animation cinema, announced the winners last week.
The Grand Prix went to “Precious” directed by Paul Mas from France, while “Only a Child” directed by Simone Giampaolo from Switzerland won a Special Mention.
The short film “Have a Nice Dog!”, Co-production between Germany and Syria, received the Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award, which rewards the best graduation film.
“I’m Here” by Polish director Julia Orlik won an honorable mention in this category.
“Have a beautiful dog!” also won the Young Animation Award for Best Student Film.
The AniMovie Award for Best Animated Feature went to “Wolfwalkers”, a co-production of Ireland, Luxembourg and the United States. The film was directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart.
The Trickstar Nature Award, which rewards the best international animated short film dealing with the themes of climate protection, biodiversity, the environment and sustainability, was awarded to the “Migrants” of France.
“Cha” by Gagandeep Kalirai from the UK received the FANtastic award for best animated talent and “Roberto” by Spanish director Carmen Córdoba González won the Tricks for Kids award for best animated film for children.
Photo: “Haboob” by Iranian director Mahsa Samani.
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