Art and Experience: Short animated piece ‘Servant’ directed by Farnoosh Abedi won Best Short Animation award at the 2017 Silver Scream Festival in California, US.
According to the director, Farnoosh Abedi, ‘The Servant’ narrates the familiar story of a master and his servant, the story of a writer’s encounter with a gigantic insect: a cockroach. The cockroach becomes a servant but gradually begins to realize that it deserves better conditions, so it tries to turn the table and change the game in its own favor. The man, however, attempts to preserve the current situation but soon realizes that the game has no rules.
Silver Scream Fest is dedicated to showcasing graphic novels as well as films and animation that center around monsters and sci-fi genre. The second edition of the festival was held on 26-28 May 2017 at the Sheraton in Dallas, Texas, United States.
‘Servant’ has previously won a number of international awards including best short animation award for February at London Independent Film Festival.