Directed by Kazem Mollaie, the feature film 'Kupal' took the Special Jury Prize while Sadeq Javadi's short animated piece 'The Fox' grabbed the best short film award at this festival.
'Kupal' narrates the story of a hunter and taxidermist who goes through an unfortunate incident by trapping himself in his basement with little food and no water, having to survive by using creative and desperate means. The storyline of Kupal and the tagline is, 'you can't be alone in this world!'
'The Fox' is about a young and lively fox that is caught by a hunter when experiencing its first love. The hunter puts a bell around the fox's neck and returns it to the woods. The bell prevents the fox from hunting and leading a normal life in the woods and it soon realizes that its only way to survive is to be tamed and go back to the hunter.
Cebu International Film Festival, according to the event's website, aims to gather global filmmakers to celebrate the art and craft of filmmaking, promoting valuable cross-cultural partnerships, and sharing inspirational stories across the globe.
The seventh edition of the festival was held from September 18-23 in Cebu, the Philippines.