The 26th International Independent Film Festival - Publicystyka in Poland has awarded Iran’s short ‘Slaughter’.
According to the Iranian Youth Cinema Society, ‘Slaughter’, co-directed by Saman Hosseinpour and Ako Zand-Karimi, received the Best Short Film award at the Polish event.
‘Slaughter’ narrates the story of a family that has to sell its only cow to live through a tough winter. The family’s son, however, is not happy with the deal, so he lets the cow escape.
The film has so far attended a number of global events, including the 2018 Early Bird International Student Film Festival in Bulgaria, the 17th Third Eye Asian Film Festival in India, the 12th Kustendorf Film and Music Festival in Serbia, the 12th International Glasgow Short Film Festival in Scotland, and the 9th FOKUS film festival in Denmark.
It won the Jury Prize at the 8th Rural Short Film Competition (Mostremp 2019) in Spain as well as the best screenplay award at the 7th Parma Music Film Festival in Italy.
‘Slaughter’ was also announced as the Best Film from the Audiences' View at the 2nd Fredonia Film Festival in the US and brought Fereydoun Hamedi the Best Actor award at the 3rd International University Festival Cine-Literature of Agadir in Morocco.
The short film was also named the Best Fiction Film at "The Unprecedented Cinema" of the International Festival of Short Film in Estonia and received Best Cinematography award at the Asian Cinematography Awards in the Philippines.
The 26th International Independent Film Festival - Publicystyka took place on October 18-19, 2019.