‘The Servant’ wins 2nd best animation award at SFBFF 2017
Art and Experience: Iranian animated piece ‘The Servant’ by Farnoosh Abedi has won the second Best Animation Award at the 20th San Francisco Black Film Festival (SFBFF).
The 20th edition of San Francisco Black Film Festival (SFBFF) announced Farnoosh Abedi’s highly-acclaimed animation ‘The Servant’ as runner up in the best animation category of the American film festival. The first prize went to ‘Abina and the Important Men’ by Soumyaa Behrens.
According to 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.
‘Servant’ has recently won Best Short Animation award at Querétaro International Film Festival in Mexico, as well as the 2017 Silver Scream Festival in California and the Audience award at 13th International Fantastic Film Festival of Porto Alegre (Fantaspoa) in Brazil.
San Francisco Black Film Festival was founded to celebrate African American cinema and provide a platform for Black filmmakers, screenwriters, and actors to present their art. It was later expanded to include a global perspective, accepting films worldwide from filmmakers and screenwriters who are of African descent and others.
The 20th edition of San Francisco Black Film Festival (SFBFF) was held on 15-18 June 2017 in California, US.