‘Watch Me’ animated piece is slated to screen at the Kinolikbez, Festival of Independent Cinema, in Russia.
The animation directed by Reza Mehranfar will compete at the Russian event
“A boy lives in a world of anxiety and fear; fear which is meaningless to others and is therefore ignored. Normal life goes on, but all he experiences is darkness and loneliness,” a plot summary for 'Watch me' reads.
Mehranfar told the media that his motive behind making the film is that “The elders most of the times forget that the world of children and their perception completely differs from people with our experience.”
Kinolikbez is dedicated to independent experimental films of all genres and forms, including fiction, documentary, and animation. The aim of the festival, according to its website, is the exchange of experience, evaluation and criticism of the young and original thinking directors, actors, and screenwriters.
The main prize of the festival - the prize "Golden Jean-Luc", will be awarded to the winners in the categories of "Full-length feature film", "Short Fiction Film", "Documentaries", "Animation", "Kinoesse" (or "video art").