The 2018 edition of the Strasburg Film Festival in the US has presented its best animation award to ‘Empty View’ from Iran.
Made by Ali Zare-Qanatnowi, ‘Empty View’ depicts an old woman looking for the return of her missing son from the battle ground of an imposed war.
The animation was designed and produced in more than two years. It combines the 2D and 3D animation techniques for the first time in Iranian cinema on such scale.
It has won the best animation award at the UK Monthly Film Festival, Best Animation award from the December edition of the Los Angeles Film Awards in the US, Best Short Film Award at the 6th Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival in South Korea, and an award at the 8th Amsterdam Film Festival in the Netherlands.
The animated piece has also won three awards at the 3rd Best Short Fest in Canada, the 3rd Great Message International Film Festival in India, and the 2018 Raíces International Short Film Festival in Argentina.
Nominated for best animation award at the 2018 Asians on Film Festival in the US and the 4th Bengal's International Film Festival in India, ‘Empty View’ has also gone on screen at the 13th Athens Animfest in Greece, the 2018 London City Film Awards in the UK, the 2018 FRICINE Festival in Brazil, the 2018 Tbilisi International Animation Festival in Georgia, the 6th My Mumbai International Film Festival in India, and the 7th Southampton International Film Festival in the UK.
The Strasburg Film Festival is an annual film event that encourages filmmakers to submit their works of art so that all people will have an opportunity to enjoy their creativity.
Receiving more than 5,500 submissions from around the globe, the 2018 edition of the event was held on November 9-11.