Art and Experience: Short animated piece ‘The Servant’ directed by Iranian filmmaker Farnoush Abedi will take part in the 27th Cinequest Film Festival in the US.

The Servant has been selected for Short competition section among 1500 participants from 120 countries in the world.

Abedi’s production has recently won the Best Animation award at the 33rd Tehran International Short Film Festival held on 8-14 November in the heart of Iran’s metropolis.

According to the director, The Servant narrates the familiar story of a master and his servant, the story of a writer’s encounter with a gigantic insect: a cockroach. The cockroach becomes a servant but gradually begins to realize that it deserves better conditions, so it tries to turn the table and change the game in its own favor. The man, however, attempts to preserve the current situation but soon realizes that the game has no rules.

Cinequest Film & VR Festival (CQFF) is held in San Jose, Silicon Valley, US. It showcases premier films, renowned and emerging artists, and breakthrough technology. CQFF’s highest honor, the Maverick Award, recognizes bold creations and innovation in cinema.

The 27th edition of the festival will be held on February 28 to March 12, 2017.