Art and Experience:  Iranian director Ali Nuri-Oskui’s “Release from Heaven” won the award for best animation in the summer edition of the Lisbon Film Festival, an online event that was held from June 26 to July 1.

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.

“Run” by Frank Blau from Germany received the best film award, while “Omar and Gloria” by Jimmy Cohen from Mexico was named the best documentary.