Iranian shorts awarded at Atlas & Aeris filmfest.
Art and Experience: Three Iranian shorts including ‘Junk Girl’ by Mohammad Zare and Shalale Kheiri and ‘Hunting’ by Zahra Jafari were awarded at 2017 Atlas & Aeris film festival in Boston, US.
Atlas & Aeris Film Festival was held on 15-31 January 2017 in Boston, hosting 50 works including 45 films and 5 scripts from 17 countries in the world. Iran participated in the event with 12 film titles, putting it among the highest representation in the festival’s Official Selection.
The juries selected animated short ‘Junk Girl’ by Mohammad Zare and Shalale Kheiri as the winner of Best Set Design, dramatic short ‘Hunting’ by Zahra Jafari won Best Artistic Film, and ‘Silence’ directed by Zahra Jafari won Best Cinematography for Saeed Hesari.
This brought the number of international awards for ‘Junk Girl’ to third-three.
Inspired by a poem from Tim Burton’s book “The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories”, ‘Junk Girl’ is about a doll girl made of junk, who is mistreated by everyone and forced to leave her city.
Atlas & Aeris is an online editorial magazine dedicated to independent film. Headquartered in Boston, the event features a professional jury of award-winning independent filmmakers in New York, Los Angeles, and internationally. The magazine hosts the online Atlas Awards International Film Festival each January for two weeks, showcasing excellent independent films to a global audience which culminates in the presentation of the Atlas Awards.