Iranian short animation ‘Pet Man’ has been selected to compete at the 26th edition of Anima Mundi - Film Festival in Brazil.
The animation will go on screen at the competition section of short films in the Brazilian event.
Directed by Marzieh Abrar-Paydar in 2016, the film was produced in DEFC, the Iranian center for development of documentary and experimental cinema.
‘Pet Man’ tells the story of a pet shop owner who is sleeping in the shop. He sees himself in a scary cage with other animals. Trying to break the cage, he faces a barrier every time.
The animation has so far taken part at a number of international events, including the 40th Festival international du Court Metrage in France, the 21st Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival in South Korea, the 27th Arizona International Film Festival in the US, the 10th Cinema Planeta Film Festival in Mexico, the 5th Tripoli Film Festival in Lebanon, the 2017 Innsbruck Nature Film Festival in Austria, and the AniFestROZAFA in Albania.
‘Pet Man’ was nominated for an award at the 10th the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2017, went on screen at 2017 Seoul International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival in South Korea, and was shortlisted among the top 15 in the 10th Canterbury International Animation Film Festival in the UK.
It recently received Best Animation Award from the Largo International Film Festival in Switzerland.
The Anima Mundi was created in 1993 with the aim of promoting and disseminating animation in Brazil. The event is one of the largest in the world in terms of audience.
The 2018 edition of the festival is slated for July 20-29 in Rio de Janeiro and for August 1-5 in São Paulo.