News ID: 201868
Published: 0330 GMT October 06, 2017

'The Servant' scoops US, Mexico awards

'The Servant' scoops US, Mexico awards

Iranian short animation 'The Servant', directed by Farnoush Abedi, grabbed two more international accolades to increase its tally of awards to 20.

In its 100th international appearance, 'The Servant' was selected as the best production at 2017 Corto Creativo Short Film Festival in Mexico as well as in Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival in the US.

The flick narrates the familiar story of a master and his servant, the story of a writer's encounter with a gigantic insect: A cockroach. The cockroach becomes a servant but gradually begins to realize that it deserves better conditions, so it tries to turn the table and change the game in its own favor. The man, however, attempts to preserve the status quo but soon realizes that the game has no rules.

The Iranian short film has earlier won a number of international awards including best short animation award for February at London Independent Film Festival, second Best Animation Award at the 20th San Francisco Black Film Festival (SFBFF), and Best Short Animation award at the 2017 Silver Scream Festival in California, the US, the Best Animation award at the 33rd Tehran International Short Film Festival and the Best Short Film title at the 13th Fantaspoa – International Fantastic Film Festival in Brazil.

The Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival (HSHFF) is an independent event conceived with the idea that 'filmmakers know films' and that talented filmmaking will inspire, amaze and educate. The 5th Annual HSHFF was held from September 21 to 24 in Arizona, the US.

The Corto Creative International Short Film Showcase is a platform for professional and student filmmakers from around the world. It is the only festival in Baja California dedicated exclusively to Short Films and remains the oldest festival in the Region. Its 2017 edition was held in Tijuana, Mexico.

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