News ID: 200447
Published: 0331 GMT September 12, 2017

Iranian animated film nominated for top award at Indian fest

Iranian animated film nominated for top award at Indian fest

Iranian animated movie 'Hezar Afsan' (One Thousand Tales) has been nominated for the Best Animation Award at Calcutta International Cult Film Festival.

The animated film depicts free adaptations of a number of tales narrated in Shahnameh — an extensive collection of epic poems written by the great Persian poet Abolqasem Ferdowsi (c. 940–1020) — in a number of episodes, Mehr News Agency reported.

The directors of the animation are Abbas Jalali-Yekta and Asghar Saffar.

Commenting on 'Hezar Afsan', Jalali Yekta had earlier said, "A one-year-long research was carried out to select the stories of the animated film from Shahnameh."

The first episode of the animated movie has won a number of awards at Iranian festivals. Saffar, one of the directors of the animation, is also its producer.

CICFF is an official member of the British Film Institute, in London, and of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, in New York.

CICFF is a monthly live screening film festival with an annual live screening mega event in the City of Joy scheduled this year for December 2017. The monthly live screenings take place at the end of each month at Indira Cinema (one of the most prestigious film venues of Kolkata).

CICFF's sole purpose is to develop a film culture that inspires and brings together cross-cultural innovations that enrich people's lives with entertainment and services that inform, educate and entertain.

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