Directed by Payam Shadnia, the short will be in contention at the competition program of the 18th edition of the Turkish film event.
A brief synopsis for the flick reads, “A Mother must look for oxygen for her kid in a city that has gas extraction sites and gas refineries”.
Leila Daman and Mohsen Chahshouri are the cast members of ‘Exist’.
The short has already attended a number of film events, including the Tehran International Short Film Festival in Iran and Mowj Film Festival in Iran.
The International Environmental Short Film Festival is Turkey’s first and only environmentally themed short film event. It is based in Bakirkoy, Istanbul, but it will have short programs in various cities.
The latest edition of the fest was scheduled for April 15-30, but due to the coronavirus crisis, it has been postponed to a later date yet to be announced.