Mahyar Mandegar’s ‘White Winged Horse’ will be in the running at the “Talent Demo” category of the 28st edition of the Camerimage festival, set for November 14-21, 2020.
The “Talent Demo” is an educational event designed for students and aspiring filmmakers to have a chance to present their projects to industry professionals and discuss the further direction of their projects.
This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Talent Demo session will be held in a hybrid form, just like the festival itself.
'White Winged Horse' is about a man returning to his Iranian hometown, which was destroyed in the war 20 years ago. He is searching for his childhood sweetheart who had promised him eternal love – if he were to return as a white-winged horse. Past and present overlap in the poetic memory and imagination of the boy he once was.
Mandegar is the winner of a special mention at the Generation section (14plus) of the 70th Berlin International Film Festival in Germany. His film was described by the jury panel of the Berlinale as a film that uses the audience’s imagination to build an exceptional world.
On September 2020, the flick also went on screen at the Oscar-qualifying Tirana Film Festival (TIFF) in Albania.
In November 2-8, 2020, 'White Winged Horse' will also enter the 21st Izmir International Short Film Festival in Turkey.
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