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Iran’s ‘Am I a Wolf?’ grabs new award in Russia

Iran’s animated short film ‘Am I a Wolf?’ receives another award in the Insomnia Int'l Animation Film Festival in Russia.

Iran’s animated short ‘Am I a Wolf?’ has received another award at the Insomnia International Animation Film Festival (IIAFF) in Russia.

Directed by Amir-Houshang Moeen, ‘Am I a Wolf?’ received the Child Dreams Prize at the 7th edition of the Russian event.

Based on the fantasy book by Afsaneh Shabannejad, the animation is a recreation of the classic fable of ‘The Wolf and the Lamb’.

It tells the story of some students who are performing a theater called 'The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats'. Everybody has a role. They are totally getting carried away by their roles in a way that the borders between reality and theatrical performance is now hardly realized.

Meanwhile, the child acting as the wolf in the story is scripted to be defeated. That makes him feel lonely and annoyed. As he takes his role too serious, a bit of chaos startles the group. In the end, the presence of other children and his friends take him out of the mood.

Last month, the film grabbed the Best Short film made for kids award at the 10th International Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker - Sofia in Bulgaria.

The film was also awarded at several other festivals, including the 6th Tripoli Film Festival in Lebanon and the 2019 Media Arts Festival in Japan.

The IIAFF was held on July 18-22, 2019.