Iran’s short ‘Slaughter’, co-directed by Saman Hosseinpour and Ako Zand-Karimi, has been set to vie at the 2019 Ischia Film Festival in Italy.
‘Slaughter’ will compete at the 17th edition of the event along with 13 other films.
‘Slaughter’ narrates the story of a family that has to sell its only cow to live through a tough winter. The family’s son, however, is not happy with the deal, so he lets the cow escape.
The film has so far attended a number of global events, including the 2018 Early Bird International Student Film Festival in Bulgaria, the 17th Third Eye Asian Film Festival in India, the 12th Kustendorf Film and Music Festival in Serbia, the 12th International Glasgow Short Film Festival in Scotland, and the 9th FOKUS film festival in Denmark.
‘Slaughter’ was announced as the Best Film from the Audience's View at the 2nd Fredonia Film Festival in the US.
The short film was also named Best Fiction Film at "The Unprecedented Cinema" of the International Festival of Short Film in Estonia. It also received Best Cinematography award at the Asian Cinematography Awards in the Philippines.
The film brought Fereydoun Hamid Best Actor award at the 3rd International University Festival Cine-Literature of Agadir in Morocco.
The Ischia Film Festival is an international competition devoted to film location.
The 17th edition of the event will kick off in Ischia on June 29 and last until July 6.