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Suncine environmental filmfest to screen ‘Song Sparrow’

Iranian animation ‘Song Sparrow’ is to compete at the 27th Suncine Int’l Festival of Environmental Cinema in Spain.

Iranian animation ‘Song Sparrow’ has been scheduled to compete at the 27th edition of the Suncine International Festival of Environmental Cinema in Spain.

The animated short film will be screened at the Suncine Views section of the Spanish gala.

Produced, written, and directed by Farzaneh Omidvarnia, the short animation is about a group of refugees in search of a better life in another place.

They pay someone to smuggle them across the border in a fridge truck.

However, the freezing temperature of the truck turns their hopes for a better future into a fierce struggle for survival.

‘Song Sparrow’ uses puppet animation to tell a tense tale based on an actual event that happened in Austria in 2015.

The people featured in the animation are of different ages, races, colors, and cultural backgrounds, all of whom willing to put their lives on the line in search of a dream.

The short piece has gone on screen at many global events and won several honors, including best short animation award at the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy, best animated film award at the Festival Internazionale del Cortometraggio in France, special mention at the MyArt Film Festival in Italy, Best Short Animation Award at the Lebu International Film Festival in Chile, and special mention at the Cortile International Short Film Festival in Italy.

The Iran-Denmark joint production is qualified for Oscars 2021 by winning the award at the Lebu event.

The Suncine Views is a global look at the state of our planet through productions made in different countries.

The Suncine is the oldest environmental film festival in the world.

Its goal is to educate through entertainment and to raise awareness, using audiovisual tools and language.

The 2020 edition of the event will take place on November 4-12.

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