‘Bystander’ accepted into Tunisia’s FIFAK
Art and Experience: Iranian short animation ‘Bystander’ directed by Sheyda Kashi has been accepted into the 33rd edition of Festival International du Film Amateur de Kélibia (FIFAK) in Tunisia.
Co-produced by VEST PRODUKTION, loghman Ghasemi and Mohsen Bagheri Dastgerdi, ‘Bystander’ depicts a society which does not accept diversities and seeks its annihilation.
It narrates the story of an old man who is living behind a window from where he sees a dark world and remembers his past when he had participated in a revolution.
The 8-minute animation had previously received three awards for the best animated short films at the 3rd Cinemaway Film Festival in Ukraine, London Monthly Film Festival, and Sobytie Film Festival in Russia.
It also grabbed the Best Short Animation award in the 2018 Picture this…film festival in Canada, as well as the second prize in the animation or experimental film section of the 21st edition of the Faludi International Youth Film Festival and Photo Competition in Hungary.
The cast includes Mahsa Dehghan Ghahfarrokhi, Sahar Ghanepoor, Milad Gholami, and Somaye Mohamadiyan.
FIFAK, organized by Tunisian Federation of Amateur Filmmakers, has selected ‘Bystander’ out of 2730 films submitted to the festival. This year, about 50 films have been selected to be featured at the event, which will be run from Aug. 12 to 18, 2018 in Kelibia, Tunisia.