The 22nd Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People in Greece is playing host to Iranian short animated piece ‘Am I a Wolf?’.
Directed by Amir Houshang Moein, ‘Am I a Wolf?’ is competing with 15 other titles from around the world at the animated films competition section of the event.
The screening session of the 8-min short is slated for Wednesday.
Iranian documentary 'Copper Notes of a Dream' by Reza Farahmand is also attending at the Olympia Film Festival.
‘Am I a Wolf?’ is about a group of pupils performing “The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats”. But the child acting as the wolf feels lonely and irritated.
Iran short flick is a recipient of various accolades from various global film festivals, including Best Short film Award from the 10th Int’l Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker - Sofia in Bulgaria, Child Dreams Prize at the 7th Insomnia Int’l Animation Film Festival in Russia, New Face Award at the 22nd Media Arts Festival in Japan and Best Animated Film at the 6th edition of the Tripoli Film Festival in Lebanon.
The long list of awards also include the Grand Prix of the 12th Paris Int’l Animation Film Festival, the Grand Prize of the 15th Indie-AniFest - Korea Independent Animation Film Festival in South Korea, the Golden Dove for best animated film at the 62nd Int’l Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film and 1st Animation Marathon Award of the 5th edition of the Animation Marathon in Greece.
The Olympia Film Festival - as put by the official’s website of the event - “combines entertainment with education, introduces young people to cinema and introduces them to the most important, award-winning films from all over the world, while at the same time encouraging them to make their own.”
The event will wrap up on December 7, 2019.