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Iranian ‘Malakout’ wins award at HorrorFest

Iranian short film ‘Malakout’ wins award at the HorrorFest International in US.

Iranian short film ‘Malakout’ has been awarded at the HorrorFest International film festival in the US.

The 18th edition of the American film event has bestowed its Best Animated award upon Farnoush Abedi’s short flick.

‘Malakout’ is about a pianist who makes a deal with the angle of death when he comes to claim his wife’s life. The musician asks the angle to take his hands instead of her life”.

The published tagline for ‘Malakout’ reads, “Music was his passion… Love was his masterpiece…”.

The short has already participated in a number of film events, such as the Guadalajara International Film Festival in Mexico, the Brooklyn Int’l Film Festival in the US, the Capital City Film Festival in the US and the Galactic Imaginarium Film Festival in Spain.

It has won awards, including the Special Mention Short award at the Silk Road International Film Festival in Ireland and the Best Animation award at the Black Country Horror Shorts Film Festival in the UK.

Established in 2000, the HorrorFest International showcases classic horror films by filmmakers from around the world.