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Iranian animation ‘This Side, Other Side’ to vie in Italy

Iranian animation ‘This Side, Other Side’ is to compete at 2020 Linea d’Ombra Festival in Italy.

Iranian animation ‘This Side, Other Side’ has been selected to compete at the 25th edition of Linea d’Ombra Festival in Italy.

Directed by Lida Fazli, the animation will compete at the Vedo Animato, a section dedicated to short films made with different animation techniques in digital format.

‘This Side, Other Side’ shows some kids from the two sides of a borderline that make friends and play games with one another.

This amity between the kids enrages the adults and triggers them to start a war.

However, the kids continue to play with each other while the adults are fighting.

According to an ifilm exclusive talk with the director, the short film is made to convey the message that no border can limit friendship and love.

Fazli emphasized that love and kinship between kids are so pure and innocent that nothing can destroy them, even the dark shadow of war.

‘This Side, Other Side’ has so far gone on screen at many global events, including the Animage International film festival in Brazil, the ifva Awards in China, the Cartoon Club Festival in Italy, the International Animation Film Festival - Golden Kuker Sofia in Bulgaria, and the 2019 Smile International Film Festival for Children & Youth (SIFFCY) in India, where it won the awards for Best Story and Best Short Film.

Linea d’Ombra Festival promotes creativity and shows the audience those works which offer this characteristic.

The 25th edition of the Italian event will showcase the selected animations online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This edition of the event will take place on October 24-31 in Salerno.

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