Art and Experience: Iranian animated piece ‘Release from Heaven’ by Ali Noori Oskouei has been nominated for Best Animation Award at SICAF film festival in South Korea.
The 76-minute film is directed Ali Noori Oskouei, written by Majid Asoodegan, and produced by Ali Noori Oskouei and Seyed Vahid Olyaee.
Set in a war-torn country, ‘Release from Heaven’ is the story of a female writer and teacher who has to accompany two of her students on a life changing journey.
The Iranian animation will compete with three other nominees for the Best Animation Award at the Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival (SICAF).
Established in 1995, SICAF is an international event that specializes in animation representing Asia. According to its official website, the SICAF program introduces a variety of works expanding the territory of animation from the classical masterpieces to the latest hits, focusing on the changing environment and paradigms.
The 2017 edition of the festival will take place on 26-30 July in Seoul, South Korea.
‘Release from Heaven’ is also slated to compete in animation festivals of Berlin, Golden Bridge, Hong Kong and several other international festivals.
The animation had its market premier on May 22 as the opening film of Animation Day in Cannes film festival.