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 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.
Newport Beach Film Festival aims to bring the bet of classic and contemporary filmmaking to the Orange County in the American state of California.
The festival showcases a diverse collection of studio and independent films.
Latest edition of the festival is slated for August 6-13, 2020.