The short title has garnered the Best Film Award of the festival at the February competition of the Russian festival. Therefore, it is qualified to participate at the annual edition.
Directed by Hossein Mirza-Mohammadi, ‘Akam’ narrates the story of a young boy who lives in a border village in Iran’s Kordestan Province.
The boy whose name is Akam is assisting his father to hold his sister’s wedding ceremony.
The father sends Akam out of the village to bring brick to fix the main pool of the village, but when he comes back he finds all people dead except one.
Only his mother has remained alive because she is deaf; and she has no idea what happened to the rest.
Some of the cast members are Mahan Babaee, Raman Amani, Ayda Mahmoudian and Mansour Naderi.
The short title is produced by the Iranian Youth Cinema Society and Navid Mikhak.
The Moscow Shorts film festival includes monthly live screening and an annual awarding event in Moscow.
Each month the submitted works are screened and judged by experts and the winners are automatically qualified to competition and screening at the annual edition of the event.
This edition of the festival is slated for May 27, 2020.