Art and Experience: Iranian director Ali Nuri-Oskui’s “Release from Heaven” received the Animation that Matters Award at the 3rd edition of the Animation Day in Cannes (ADIC) last Tuesday, the organizers announced.

The film is about a female writer and teacher, who accompanies two of her students on an inner spiritual journey in a war torn country.

Three filmmakers are presented awards at the ADIC that is organized on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival in France.

“Iqbal” co-directed by Michel Fuzellier from France and Babak Payami from Iran and “Junod” by Japanese director Shinichiro Kimura also were other winners of the award.