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Queens World filmfest to screen ‘Alphabet’

Iranian short animation ‘Alphabet’ is to be screened at the Queens World Film Festival in the US.

Iranian short animation ‘Alphabet’ has been set to be screened at the Queens World Film Festival (QWFF) in the US.

Directed by Kianoush Abedi, the animation will compete at the 8th edition of the American event.

The 6-minute animated piece depicts a nation that has forgotten the alphabet of living. They cannot see, cannot hear, and cannot speak, but the words are waiting for them eagerly.

Turning eight in 2018, QWFF includes an annual multi-day/multi-venue festival, youth-oriented educational initiatives and year round screening opportunities for QWFF filmmakers, past and present.

The festival is programmed in thematic blocks with evocative titles, and each program is followed by a post-screening dialogue to engage audiences from the demographically diverse communities that comprise the borough of Queens.

Each year the festival has a very robust submission session, with films coming from all over the globe, 63 nations to date, including Cuba, France, Spain, Serbia, Korea, Bangladesh, China, Italy, Ukraine, Iran, Scotland, Belgium, Finland and the UK, to name just a few.

The 8th edition of the festival is scheduled for March 15-25, 2018.