Iranian documentary ‘In the Realm of the Spider-tailed Viper’ grabs award at the Wildscreen Festival in the UK.
The 2018 Wildscreen Festival puts the film’s first role Mahmoud Mansouri on the full roll of honor for event, giving the Emerging Talent award to the doc.
The world’s biggest global gathering of natural world storytellers gave the award to Fathollah Amiri’s doc on a rare and unique snake called the Spider-tailed Horned Viper.
The film narrates the story of a native farmer who provided the producer team with information about the viper and its nests.
The creature is a viper species endemic to western Iran.
The biennial event Wildscreen Festival convenes more than 900 filmmakers, photographers, broadcasters and content creators, from over 40 countries, for an unrivalled program of 130 events, featuring 180 industry thought-leaders.
The 2018 edition of Wildscreen Festival was held October 15-19 in Bristol, southwestern England.