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Published: 0210 GMT November 12, 2017

Izmir best short film award goes to Iran's 'AniMal'

Izmir best short film award goes to Iran's 'AniMal'

Iranian short film 'AniMal', directed by Bahman and Bahram Ark, a production of Iranian National School of Cinema won the best short film award (Golden Cat Award) at the 18th Izmir Short Film Festival which was held from from November 7 to 12 in Turkey.

The 15-minute film won the award in competition with 'Limbo' by Konstantina Kotzamani and 'Eight Minutes' by Giorgi Gogichaishvili, Davit Abramishvili, which  won the second and the third best awards respectively.

It is about a man who wants to cross the border illegally; so he hunts for a ram and decides to escape disguised as the animal, reported

The winning films were selected from four categories from international and national finalists by the festival's panel of jury. This year, the festival received a record-breaking number of submissions from 42 countries, including fiction, documentary, animation and experimental short films.

Izmir Film Festival, which is a member of the European festivals association, screens short films from all over the world. Fiction, documentary, animation and experimental films that are 30 minutes maximum compete in national and international categories. 'Dispirited' by Alaleh Izadi was another Iranian short film that vied in the competition section.

The international jury this year included president András Muhi, Alev Fatos Parsa, Sali Saliji-Sallini and Murat Tolga Sen.

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