Art and Experience: Two Iranian shorts ‘Sleepwalker’ by Behnam Afiat and ‘Icky by Parastou Kardgar have made it to the 16th Kansas International Film Festival.
The 16th edition of Kansas International Film Festival is slated to take place from November 3-9. This year, the festival will be hosting to Iranian short films, titled ‘Sleepwalker’, set to go on screen on Nov. 3 and ‘Icky’, slated for Nov. 9.
‘Sleepwalker’ narrates the story of an on-call hospital doctor who goes to the hospital at midnight to treat and emergency patient.
The story of the short animation, Icky portrays a world where people have a solved Rubik’s cube as their head, but there’s a child in this world whose head is different from everyone else in that her Rubik’s cube remains unsolved.
Earlier, Icky has won several international awards from various festivals including best animation at Festival Internazionale del Cinema d’Arte in Italy, best animation at Romania’s Short to the Point festival, best animation at Seattle festival, best animation at NCU’s international student festival and best director at Bollywood International Film Festival.
Established in 2001, the Kansas International Film Festival (KIFF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of independent and classic cinema. Using the art and power of film, the festival draws communities together to share diverse cultures, viewpoints and conversation.