Maryam Kashkoulinia’s short animated piece, will vie at the competition section of the 17th edition of the festival.
‘The Eleventh Step’ which focuses on the themes of freedom and captivity, is inspired by a book with the same title written by Sousan Taqdis. It is an attempt to persuade children to try more to achieve better results.
Although the animation targets 7-12 year-old children, the director believes that it has a lesson for the adults too.
Previously, ‘The Eleventh Step’ participated in the 60th Annecy Int’l Animated Film Festival in France, the 60th Zlin Film Festival in the Czech Republic, the 10th Supertoon Int’l Animation Festival in Croatia and the 16th Korea Independent Animation Film Festival (Indie-AniFest) in South Korea.
Launched in 2004, the Sedicicorto is held every year in October in the Italian comune of Forlì.
The event aims at offering visibility to young authors and presenting an opportunity of meeting and exchanging among film industry professionals.
The 17th edition of the event is currently underway from October 2-11, 2020.