On November 13-15, 2020, the 1st edition of the Animalcoi will host Lida Fazli’s 8-minute animated piece in the animation category.
‘This Side, Other Side’ is made to convey the message that no border can limit friendship and love.
It 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.
Fazli’s animation is the winner of UNICEF Award at the 30th Festival Biennial of Animation Bratislava in Slovakia, best animation award of the International Amity Short Film Festival in Turkey, and best screenplay award at the Chaniartoon - International Comic & Animation Festival in Greece.
‘This Side, Other Side’ is now on screen at the 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival in Greece, which is one of the oldest film festivals in Southeast Europe.
The 10th Kuandu International Animation Festival in Taiwan also hosted the animation on November 3, 2020.
The Animalcoi is a platform for the diffusion of productions that are made all over the world and a meeting point for professional creators and people interested in animation.