The 8-min flick, which is a 2018 short produced by Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, will be attending the main competition program of the 18th edition of the Japanese film event.
‘Am I a Wolf?’ is about a group of pupils performing “The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats”. But the child acting as the wolf feels lonely and irritated.
This Iranian short flick is a recipient of various accolades from various global film festivals, including Best Short film Award from the 10th Int’l Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker - Sofia in Bulgaria, Child Dreams Prize at the 7th Insomnia Int’l Animation Film Festival in Russia, New Face Award at the 22nd Media Arts Festival in Japan and Best Animated Film at the 6th edition of the Tripoli Film Festival in Lebanon.
The long list of awards also include the Grand Prix of the 12th Paris Int’l Animation Film Festival, the Grand Prize of the 15th Indie-AniFest - Korea Independent Animation Film Festival in South Korea, the Golden Dove for best animated film at the 62nd Int’l Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film and 1st Animation Marathon Award of the 5th edition of the Animation Marathon in Greece.
Qualified as an Academy Award Short Film Festival, the Hiroshima International Animation Festival is “a biennial manifestation dedicating to the advancement of visual media art culture in general, by promoting international cross-cultural exchanges through the development of animation art.”
Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the event will be held on August 20-24, 2020 without the presence of the audience but Japanese jury members only.
The list of the winners will be announced on August 24, coinciding with the last day of the festival.