Directed by Ashkan Rahgozar and produced by Ehsan Rasulof, the animated piece won the award for making the best use of music in advancing the narrative, ifilmtv.ir reported.
'The Last Fiction' was lauded by Screen International as Iran's first entirely locally made animated feature, with an all-Iranian artists, as well as the first fully Iranian feature to premiere at Annecy (June 12-15) — the world's top animation film festival in France.
The music score was written by Christophe Rezai, an award-winning French-Iranian composer living in Tehran.
'The Last Fiction' is an open interpretation of the story of 'Zahhak', a page from one of the central tales of 'Shahnameh' (Book of Kings) written by acclaimed Persian poet Ferdowsi between 977 and 1010.
The voice cast includes top Iranian actors such as Leila Hatami ('A Separation'), Parviz Parastoui ('Today') and Ashkan Khatibi ('So Close, So Far').