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Iran’s ‘The Phoenix’ grabs Indie fest award

The 2021 Indie Short Fest honors Iranian flick ‘The Phoenix’.

Iranian flick ‘The Phoenix’ has grabbed Award of Excellence (Special Jury Mention) at the 2021 edition of the Indie Short Fest – Los Angeles International Film Festival in the US.

A synopsis of the short film reads, “energy can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it can only be transformed from one form to another”.

Directed by Farzin Nobarani, the short flick was a nominee at the 37th Tehran Short Film Festival.

Nobarani said, in a previous interview about the short flick, “I’m interested in Albert Camus’ works, so I tried to make a film close to his films”.

“The film depicts people’s everyday life and aims to focus on hope. Because the loss of hope is the loss of life”, he added.

Also written by Nobarani, the cast list of the short includes Manouchehr Alipour, Melina Qadimi, Fariborz Shahkarami, Kourosh Kia, Atefeh Oranipour, Shabnam Eskandari, Azadeh Akbari, Mojgan Aqadavoudian, and Kiana Rahmani.

IMDb qualifier Indie Short Fest holds monthly international competitions and has a major annual awarding event.

The festival aims to screen independent films from around the world.

The latest edition of the fest was held in April 2021.