Iranian short animation ‘Alphabet’ has been selected to compete at the 8th edition of the International Festival of Educational and Spiritual Cinema (FICEE) in Spain.
The animation will race with 30 other titles from around the globe at the FICEE - Festival Internacional de Cine Educativo y Espiritual de Ciudad Rodrigo (Ciudad Rodrigo International Festival of Educational and Spiritual Cinema).
Directed by Kianoush Abedi, ‘Alphabet’ is a 3D animated production of Iran's Documentary and Experimental Film Center in late 2017.
The 6-minute animated piece depicts a nation that has forgotten the alphabet of living. They cannot see, hear, or speak, but the words are waiting for them eagerly.
‘Alphabet’ has so far joined some international film events, winning a number of awards, including the best short film award at the 5th Sayulita Film Festival in Mexico, the Best Experimental and Animation award at the 6th Speechless Film Festival as well as the 15th Southside Film Festival in the US, the 5th Tripoli Film Festival in Lebanon, the 7th Nebrodi Film Festival in Italy, the 4th Muestra Movimiento International Film Festival in Mexico, the 4th Miami Widescreen Film Festival in the US, and the 11th Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco, the US.
Nominated for Best Animation Award at the 2nd Norwegian International Seagull Short Film Festival, it is also set to vie at some global film events in 2018, including the 4th Still Voices Short Film Festival in Ireland, the 17th Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan, the 10th Ortigia International Film Festival in Italy, and the 2nd Palm Springs International short Film Festival in the US.
Currently competing at the 11th International FilmAid Festival in Kenya, ‘Alphabet’ was recently nominated in the Best Story and Best Special Effects categories at the 2018 Revolution Me Film Festival in the US where it won the award for best animated movie.
The FICEE aims to disseminate artistic films with moral principles and educational, social and spiritual messages.
The 8th edition of the FICEE is slated for November 9-17, 2018, in Salamanca, Spain.