Iranian short film ‘Oblivion’ has been selected to go on screen at the 16th Kinofilm & Manchester International Film Festival in the UK.
Produced by Iranian Youth Cinema Society, ‘Oblivion’ depicts the challenges facing people in their old ages.
Directed by Fatemeh Mohammadi, the short narrates the story of a woman who tries everything she can to make her husband’s life worth living despite Alzheimer’s.
Mohammadi grabbed the Best First Time Director award for ‘Oblivion’ at the April 2019 Milestone Worldwide Film Festival in Italy.
The Iranian short received an award at the 2018 Moondance International Film Festival in the US, the second Best Film award at the 2nd Shahu International Film Festival in India, the Best Student Film award at the 2019 Diamond Film Awards in Italy, and the Best Short Film Cultural Diversity award at 2019 Setting Sun Film Festival in Australia.
‘Oblivion’ has also gone on screen at several global events, including the 12th Buffalo International Film Festival in the US, the 9th Figari Film Fest in Italy, the 16th We Care Film Festival in India, the 5th Alemlere Rahmet (Mercy to Universe Short Film Competition) Film Festival in Turkey, and the 3rd Beloit International Film Festival in the US.
Running for more than 20 years, the Kinofilm fest celebrates the talents of emerging and established filmmakers.
The fest is famous for showcasing the best short films and debut features from around the world.
The fest is slated for February 24 – March 1, 2020.