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Iranian doc ‘Asho’ to vie at Belgian fest

Iranian doc ‘Asho’ is to compete at the 2021 Brussels Short filmfest in Belgium.

Iranian documentary ‘Asho’ has been selected to compete at the 24th edition of the Brussels Short Film Festival (BSFF) in Belgium.

Directed by Jafar Najafi, the 30-minute documentary narrates the story of a boy, Asho, who shepherds a flock of sheep.

Asho’s biggest dream is to become a Hollywood star. He is under the influence of the Hollywood films that his cousin brought him.

The doc has so far received many awards, including special a mention at the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film - DOK Leipzig in Germany, Lessina Silver for Best Short Film at the Film Festival Della Lessinia in Italy, and International Short Film Jury award at the DOQUMENTA International Documentary Film Festival in Mexico.

Best International Short Film Award at the Fribourg International Film Festival in Germany and Best Short Film award at the Sevastopol International Festival of Documentary Films and TV Programs “Won Together” in Russia are also among the honors achieved by ‘Asho’.

The BSFF is listed among Oscars qualifying festivals and the winner of the main prize of the international section will be eligible for Oscars.

The BSFF has long been working on the promotion of art, particularly cinema. The festival provides a platform to make possible exchanges between public and professionals of film industry.

The upcoming edition of the festival has been postponed several times due to the condition caused by coronavirus.

The 24th BSFF is set to be held on August 28-September 5, 2021.

Read more:

Iranian doc ‘Asho’ garners award at Italian fest

Iran’s ‘Asho’ wins in Mexican festival

Russian Won Together awards ‘Asho’

PR/MG

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