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Iranian ‘Maned & Macho’ to vie in Japanese festival

Iranian short animation ‘Maned & Macho’ is to vie at the 17th Int'l Animation Festival in Japan.

Iranian short animation ‘Maned & Macho’ has been selected to compete at the 17th edition of the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan.

Directed by Shiva Sadeq-Asadi, ‘Maned & Macho’ will go on the Japanese screen in the competition section of the event on August 24, 2018.

The short animation is about a girl’s repressed emotions and instincts, which are embodied in some animals that come out of her dreams. However, no one in her family is receptive to these animals.

The 11-minute ‘Maned & Macho’ has so far attended a number of international film events, including the 41st Göteborg Film Festival in Sweden, the 47th Giffoni International Film Festival in Italy, and the 35th Busan International Short Film Festival in South Korea.

The 56th Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France, the 28th Cinequest Film Festival in the US, the 30th Filmfest Dresden – International Short Film Festival in Germany, the 3rd Animavi International Film Festival of Poetic Animation in Italy, and the 18th MONSTRA Lisbon Animated Film Festival in Portugal have been the other hosts of the animation so far.

A lineup of 75 animations from countries across the globe has been selected to go on the screen at the 17th Hiroshima International Animation Festival.

The festival has been held under the spirit of Love & Peace, long since its establishment in 1985.

It serves as a place of true international cultural exchange through the development of animation art, and also as a stepping stone for successful future in animation industry.

The 17th edition of the Hiroshima International Animation Festival is slated for June 23-27, 2018.

MG/MMF

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