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Iran scary animation ‘Malakout’ to haunt Bulgarian filmfest

The 17th “In the Palace” filmfest in Bulgaria is to screen Iranian animation ‘Malakout’.

The 17th edition of “In the Palace” Short Film Festival in Bulgaria has picked out Iranian animation ‘Malakout’ themed on a scary subject.

Directed by Farnouosh Abedi, the 11-minute animation is about a piano player who tries to bring his wife back to life but the deal awakens the devil inside him.

“Music was his passion… Love was his masterpiece…” a short synopsis for the animation reads.

‘Malakout’ has been scheduled to attend a number of global events, including the 12th Crystal Palace International Film Festival in the UK, the 35th Guadalajara International Film Festival in Mexico, the 3rd Saints and Sinners Film Festival in the US, the 7th Galactic Imaginarium Film Festival in Spain, the 2020 Capital City Film Festival in the US, the Animator: International Animated Film Festival in Poland, the 21st edition of the Newport Beach Film Festival in the US, the 23rd Brooklyn International Film Festival in the US, and the 50th Annual USA Film Festival.

The animation recently received an honorary diploma at the Silk Road International Film Festival in Ireland, the best animation award at the Black Country Horror Shorts Film Festival 2020 in the UK, and two awards at the Florida Animation Festival of the US.

The “In the Palace” is an established international festival dedicated to short films, new media and digital arts up to 27 minutes in length.

The main purpose of the Festival is to present and promote the contemporary short film art form from Bulgaria, Europe, and the rest of the world.

The 17th “In the Palace” will take place on September 15–22, 2020 in Festival and Congress Center-Varna.