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Iran scary animation ‘Malakout’ to haunt USA filmfest

The 50th Annual USA Film Festival is to screen Iranian animation ‘Malakout’.

The 50th edition of the Annual USA Film Festival has picked out Iranian animation ‘Malakout’ themed on a scary subject.

Directed by Farnouosh Abedi, the 11-minute animation is about a piano player who tries to bring his wife back to life but the deal awakens the devil inside him.

“Music was his passion… Love was his masterpiece…” a short synopsis for the animation reads.

‘Malakout’ has been screened at a number of global events, including the 12th Crystal Palace International Film Festival in the UK, the 35th Guadalajara International Film Festival in Mexico, the 3rd Saints and Sinners Film Festival in the US, the 7th Galactic Imaginarium Film Festival in Spain, and the 2020 Capital City Film Festival in the US.

The animation recently received an honorary diploma at the Silk Road International Film Festival in Ireland and the best animation award at the Black Country Horror Shorts Film Festival 2020 in the UK.

The USA Film Festival is a Dallas-based organization dedicated to the recognition and encouragement of excellence in the film and video arts.

Founded in 1971, the USA Film Festival has presented the world, national and regional premieres of thousands of studio and independent feature films and short experimental, animated, documentary and dramatic films.

The 50th edition of the Annual USA Film Festival has been slated for April 22-26, 2020, but the event is postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.