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European Independent Film Festival lauds ‘Funfair’

The European Independent Film Festival in France lauds Kaveh Mazaheri's short film ‘Funfair’.

The European Independent Film Festival (ECO) in France has lauded Kaveh Mazaheri's short film ‘Funfair’.

Iranian short title, which attended the 15th edition of ECU, succeeded to win the Non-European Dramatic Short Award from a section with the same name.

The Iran/Canada co-production is a short film about members of a family who risk their lives to earn more money in order to escape a life of destitution.

The film has also been accepted into the competition programs of the 4th Akbank Short Film Festival in Turkey, 18th Geneva Int’l Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) in Switzerland as well as the 15th Dieciminuti Film Festival in Italy.     

‘Funfair’ has been qualified for Oscar 2021 after winning the best short film award at the 32nd edition of Foyle Film Festival in Derry, Northern Ireland.

The film's further accolades also include a Special Mention for Best Screenplay at 'Court en Scène' Film Festival in France, a Special Mention for Best Foreign Film at Winchester Film Festival in the UK, and the 'Good Fylm Best Short Award' at the 18th edition of Cornwall Film Festival in the UK.

The European Independent Film Festival, which aims to support independent cinema, is also known as the European version of the Sundance Film Festival.

The event provides the storytellers with a broad audience and showcases films that display quality, innovation, and creativity in form and content.

Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the 2020 edition of the event has been held online on April 23-26.