Directed by Zhivar Farajzadeh, The 5-min ‘Serok’ follows a day in the life of Serok, a young boy, forced to stand in as the shepherd for his father's flock during the summer.
“No matter where we live or what we do, financial struggles usually impact the children most - education suffers; dreams take a back seat. We hope that, at least, Serok gets the opportunity to become a policeman and drive his car. Only time will tell,” a description to the film reads.
Some of the international film festivals attended by ‘Serok’ include the 5th CinéStudent International Film Festival in France, the Inshort Film Festival in the UK, the 3rd annual Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival in the US and the Golden Bull Film Festival in Turkey.
‘Serok’ is also the winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2nd Sulaimaniyah Children’s Film Festival in Iraq.
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 16th edition of the Kinofilm is reportedly re-scheduled for March 21-29, 2020.