Art and Experience: Iranian short ‘Animal’ directed by Bahman and Bahram Ark won Cervantes Rome Award for the most innovative short film at the 23rd edition of MedFilm Festival.
The statement issued by the jury on ‘Animal’ reads “this short film screens an ancient, mythic idea with a contemporary significance and depicts humanity’s despairing situation and inevitable reversion to its animal nature. ‘Animal’ shows human’s attempt to change the unchangeable.”
Established in 1995, MedFilm Festival is dedicated to the promotion of independent films with a special focus on Mediterranean and European cinema that encourage relations, cooperation and the development of the film industry between neighboring countries.
2017 MedFilm Festival was held from 10-18 November in Rome, Italy.