News ID: 200028
Published: 0315 GMT September 05, 2017

Iranian animation enters 2017 Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Iranian animation enters 2017 Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Iranian animated movie 'Release from Heaven', directed by Ali Noori Oskouei, will be screened at the 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Australia.

Set in a war-torn country, 'Release from Heaven' is the story of a female writer and teacher who has to accompany two of her students on a life changing journey, Mehr News Agency reported.

The 76-minute animated film is written by Majid Asoodegan and coproduced by Ali Noori Oskouei and Vahid Oliaei.

'Release from Heaven' has so far won a number of international awards including the grand prize for best animation film at Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival in South Korea in July, best feature animation at the summer edition of Hong Kong International Film Festival during March 19-April 5, and best animation at the Animation Day of the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) collaborates with UNESCO and FIAPF-International Federation of Film Producers Associations to present films, actors, directors and cultures of the Asia-Pacific region to a global audience.

In APSA's previous edition, 'Starless Dream' by Mehrdad Oskouei won the award for the best documentary feature film, while the award for outstanding achievement in film in the Asia Pacific region was presented to the Iranian producer Manouchehr Mohammadi.

The festival's grand prix for best film had gone to Asghar Farhadi's 'A Separation' in 2011.

The APSA's 11th edition will open in Brisbane, Australia, on November 23, 2017.

Resource: Mehr News Agency
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