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Giffoni filmfest hosting ‘This Side, Other Side’

Iranian ‘This Side, Other Side’ is screening at the Giffoni filmfest in Italy.

Iranian short animation ‘This Side, Other Side’ is being screened at the 50th edition of the Giffoni Film Festival (GFF) in Italy.

Lida Fazli’s short animation will compete at the winter edition of the Italian event.

The GFF has been divided into three events this year to keep up with the guidelines of the WHO to stay safe at the pandemic era. The third division which is playing host to ‘This side, Other Side’ kicked off on December 26 and will end on December 30.

Peace seeking and disregard for war have been the subjects of many renowned artistic creations for long. Fazli has contributed her part to this old tradition by her ‘This Side, Other Side’.

The short title shows how the children of two opposite sides of a border cherish each other’s company, regardless of the fact that their countries are burning in the fire of a war that the adults have brought upon them.

The film has already been screened at various global events, including the Animage Int’l film festival in Brazil, the Smile Int’l Film Festival for Children & Youth in India, the ifva Awards in China and the Termeh Iranian Cultural Festival in Germany.

Launched in 1971, the GFF, held in the town of Giffoni Valle Piana in Italy, aims to promote and develop cinema for young people.