Lancaster Film Festival in England is scheduled to host Iranian short animated piece 'Pet Man'.
Directed by Marzieh Abrar-Paydar, the animation has made it into the screening program of the ninth edition of the British festival.
‘Pet Man’ tells the story of a pet shop owner who is sleeping in the shop. He sees himself in a scary cage with other animals. Trying to break the cage, he faces a barrier every time.
The animation has so far taken part at a number of international events, including the 40th Festival International du Court Metrage in France, the 21st Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival in South Korea and the 2017 edition of the Innsbruck Nature Film Festival in Austria.
‘Pet Man’ was nominated for an award at the 10th edition of the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2017, went on screen at 2017 Seoul International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival (SESIFF) in South Korea, and was shortlisted among the top 15 in the 10th Canterbury International Animation Film Festival in the UK.
The Lancaster International Film Festival aims to bringing the best in independent filmmaking from around the world.
The festival is slated for June 23-24, 2018.