‘Malakout’ wins two awards at Florida animation fest.
Art and Experience: Iranian short animated piece ‘Malakout’ (Divinity), directed by Farnoosh Abedi, has snatched two awards at Florida Animation Festival.
The animation won the first place in two sections, namely the Mixed-Media/Experimental Animation and the Audience Favorites.
The animation is about a piano player who tries to bring his wife back to life but the deal awakens the devil inside him.
The Florida Animation Festival is a multi-day film festival launched in 2016 by The Tallahassee Film Society in partnership with Wells Fargo and The Pod Advertising to showcase amazing animated films and spotlight both regional and global animation talent.
the festival was held online on June 11-14.
Malakout recently went on screen at the 53rd edition of Humboldt International Film Festival
It will also take part at the annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) in California, US, which will be held on August 6-13.
Earlier this month, ‘Malakout’ got accepted into DaVinci International Film Festival (DIFF) in the US, and the competition program of the 35th edition of the Guadalajara International Film Festival in Mexico. The Iranian animation will be qualified for the next year’s Academy Awards if it manages to win the best animation award at this festival.
Malakout has received the honorary diploma at the Silk Road International Film Festival (SRIFF) in Dublin, Ireland. The Iranian piece has also won the best animation award at the first edition of the Black Country Horror Shorts Film Festival in the UK.