The 11-minute flick, directed by Shiva Sadeq-Asadi, is among the competition titles at the Animation Shorts section of the Australian fest’s 12th edition.
‘Crab’, which has been produced by Iran’s Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, is about a reserved and isolated schoolboy who is a theater enthusiast.
Regardless of his emotional situation, he wishes to play a role in the theater group of his school. But, the only part offered to him is the role of a crab.
As a filmmaker, Sadeq-Asadi has already made a name for her award-winning short ‘Manned & Macho’ which has been showcased and awarded at various global film events in Russia, South Korea, Italy, Australia, the US and Ukraine.
According to the official website of the event, AFF, “is a celebration of Australian and international screen culture with a distinctive curated program that includes premiere screenings, special events, awards and forums that attract industry and general public”.
The 12th edition of the fest kicked off on October 14 and it is set to wrap up on October 25.