‘Manicure’ by Arman Fayyaz has been qualified to enter the competition section of the 43rd Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) in the US.
‘Manicure’ is the story of a young man who struggles to deal with the aftermath of the unexpected death of his wife while facing pressure from the local villagers.
Produced in 2017, the 14-minute short film so far participated in various film festivals across the globe, including 24th Encounters Film Festival in the UK, 9th Istanbul Int’l Short Film Festival in Turkey, the Big Bang Int’l Short Film Festival in Athens and the 35th Sundance Film Festival in the US.
‘Manicure is also a recipient of various accolades such as the best short film award at the 5th Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival in the US as well as the Special Jury Prize garnered by the flick from 2018 Rio de Janeiro Int’l Short Film Festival (Curta Cinema).
CIFF is one of the Academy Award qualifying festivals in the world for all three categories of short films – live action, animated, and documentary.
The 43rd Cleveland International Film Festival will be held March 27 - April 7, 2019 at Tower City Cinemas in Cleveland, Ohio.