Iranian short ‘Son of the Sea’ has garnered the Best Asian Film award at the 23rd edition of the Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF) in South Korea.
Directed by Abbas Jalali-Yekta, the short animation narrates the story of a couple who lives in a house with the illusion of a boy on the wall! The presence of this boy gradually makes some changes in their life.
The short has participated at the 2019 Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France.
The SICAF is an annual showcase festival of animation, cartoon and related art genres held in Seoul, South Korea since 1995. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the city of Seoul.
The festival has exhibitions, showing of animation films, promotion booths and various special events. There are an official competition section and an invited guest section. Awards are given to the categories of long animation, short animation, TV & commissioned works, and internet animation.
The 23rd edition of the SICAF was held on July 17-21, 2019.