‘The Distance’ wins best award at BISFF
Art and Experience: ‘The Distance’ (originally known as ‘Ara’) directed by Yousef Kargar and produced by Iran youth cinema society, won the Grand Prix of Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF) in South Korea.
Kargar’s short flick tells the story of Yashar, a native Iranian who returns home after several years to give news to his friend’s family, unaware of the news he would hear from that family.
The 35th Busan International Short Film Festival screened a lineup of 42 films from 35 countries from April 24-29, 2018.
Founded in 1980, the Busan International Short Film Festival is the oldest short film festival in South Korea. More than 1,400 short films from around the world participate in the event.