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Swiss filmfest to host Iran short ‘Mariya’

Iran animation ‘Mariya’ is to attend Health for All Film Festival in Switzerland.

Iranian short animation ‘Mariya’ has been selected to attend the Health for All Film Festival in Switzerland.

Directed by Masih Masihzadeh-Lari, the short will be in competition at the animation films category of the first edition of the Swiss film event.

‘Mariya’ which has been made applying stop motion filmmaking technique narrates the story of a woman who is amidst fighting with breast cancer.

The event which will hold to celebrate the 73rd World Health Assembly, has accepted films in three categories. As it is stated in the official website of the fest, a winner will be picked in each section to receive the grand prix which is a sum of 10,000 dollars. Besides, for each category a best student film will be announced.

The first edition of the Health for All Film Festival is slated for May 2020.