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‘This Side, Other Side’ on award spree at world tour

Iranian animation ‘This Side, Other Side’ has garnered multiple awards at three international film festivals.

Iranian animation ‘This Side, Other Side’ has shone again at three international film festivals, grabbing multiple awards at the events.

Lida Fazli’s 8-minute animated piece succeeded to win the best animation award at the XXII Scrittura e Immagine Short Festival in Italy on November 27-29, 2020.

It also grabbed the best animation award from the 2020 C (H) ORTA - Short Film Festival of Faial in Portugal as well as the special award of the 32nd International Film Festival of Children and Youth in Serbia.

‘This Side, Other Side’ shows some kids from the two sides of a borderline that make friends and play games with one another, conveying the message that no boundaries can prevent the formation of friendships and love between children.

Earlier, Fazli’s animation won the 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’ went also on screen at the 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival in Greece, which is one of the oldest film festivals in Southeast Europe.

In November this year, the 10th Kuandu International Animation Festival in Taiwan and the 1st Alcoi animation festival – Animalcoi in Spain also hosted the animation.