‘Pet Man’ has grabbed an award at the International Film Festival ASTERFEST Strumica in Macedonia.
Directed by Marzieh Abrar-Paydar, the 2016 animation has received the special award of the event.
‘Pet Man’ tells the story of a pet shop owner 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 int’l du Court Metrage in France, the 21st Seoul Int’l Cartoon and Animation Festival in South Korea, the 27th Arizona Int’l 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, the AniFestROZAFA in Albania, the 26th Anima Mundi - Film Festival in Brazil, the 2018 Horrible Imaginings Film Festival in the US, the 2018 China International Green Film Week, and the 2018 Inshort Film Festival in Nigeria.
‘Pet Man’ was nominated for awards at the 10th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2017, went on screen at 2017 Seoul Int’l Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival in South Korea, and was shortlisted among top 15 in the 10th Canterbury Int’l Animation Film Festival in the UK.
It recently received Best Animation Award from the Largo International Film Festival in Switzerland.
The 2019 edition of the event was held on July 26-29, 2019.