Directed by Shiva Sadeq-Asadi and produced by Iran’s Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, the short animation tells the story of a shy schoolboy who is interested in taking part in a play with his school’s theater troupe. But the only part offered to him is the role of a crab.
The festival offers many special programs including retrospectives of masters and talented filmmakers, feature animations, high-quality student works, animations for peace, for children, as well as seminars, symposiums, workshops, exhibitions and an educational film market.
Furthermore, the festival provides free spaces, such as “Frame In” for animation students and “Nexus Point” for animation professionals, to screen their works, make presentations and exchange ideas.
The 18th edition of the HIAF will take place on August 20-24, 2020 in the Japanese city of Hiroshima.