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Exit 6 Film Festival shortlists ‘Gando’ for top award

‘Gando’ is to compete at the Exit 6 Film Festival in London.

The annual Exit 6 Film Festival in London has announced its 2020 official selection with Iranian short documentary film ‘Gando’ included in the list.

The 7th edition of the Exit 6 international short film festival, which will announce winners on September 26, will host Teimour Qaderi’s acclaimed documentary on the life story of a girl named Hawa.

Hawa has lost her right hand while going for water. Gando, Iranian short-snouted crocodiles is to blame. But the locals believe that where Gando is, there is water.

Just recently, Qaderi’s 8-minute flick received an Honorary Mention at the 5th edition of International Maritime Film Festival (IMFF) in the US. 

The young filmmaker is the winner of the best film award at the 53rd edition of the Humboldt International Film Festival in the US.

'Gando' will soon go on screen at the 60th Zlin Film Festival in the Czech Republic as well as the 18th Seize the Film uhvati Film Festival in Serbia, both scheduled for September.

Moreover, the short doc will hit the screen at the 3rd Eugene Environmental Film Festival to be held on October 2-4, 2020 in the US.

The Exit 6 Film Festival is a celebration of short films with an aim to promote up and coming talents.