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‘Release from Heaven’ wins Best Animation at SICAF

Iranian animation ‘Release from Heaven’ bags the Grand Prize for Best Animation category at SICAF film festival.

Iranian animated feature ‘Release from Heaven’, directed by Ali Noori Oskouei has bagged the Grand Prize for Best Animation category at SICAF film festival in South Korea.

The movie occurs in a war-torn country, depicting a female teacher and writer who has to escort two of her students on a pivotal journey.

The 76-minute animated movie is directed by Ali Noori Oskouei, produced by Ali Noori Oskouei and Seyed Vahid Olyaee and written by Majid Asoodegan.

Established in 1995, SICAF is an international event that specializes in animation representing Asia. The program introduces a variety of works expanding the territory of animation from the classical masterpieces to the latest hits, focusing on the changing environment and paradigms.

The 2017 edition of the festival was held from July 26 to 30 in Seoul, South Korea.

‘Release from Heaven’ has recently won Best Feature Animation Award at the summer edition of Hong Kong International Film Festival.

The animation had its market premier last May as the opening film of Animation Day in the Cannes film festival.