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Romanian film festival to screen Iranian animation ‘Pet Man’

Iranian short animation ‘Pet Man’ is to go on screen at the 6th ClujShorts Film Festival in Romania.

Iranian short animation ‘Pet Man’ has been scheduled to go on screen at the 6th edition of the ClujShorts Film Festival in Romania.

Directed by Marzieh Abrar-Paydar in 2016, the film was produced in DEFC, the Iranian center for development of documentary and experimental cinema.

‘Pet Man’ tells the story of a pet shop owner who is sleeping in the shop. He sees himself in a scary cage with other animals. Trying to break the cage, he faces a barrier every time.

The animation has so far taken part at a number of international events, including the 40th Festival international du Court Metrage in France, the 21st Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival in South Korea and the 2017 edition of the Innsbruck Nature Film Festival in Austria.

‘Pet Man’ was nominated for an award at the 10th edition of the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2017, went on screen at 2017 Seoul International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival (SESIFF) in South Korea, and was shortlisted among the top 15 in the 10th Canterbury International Animation Film Festival in the UK.

Iranian short film ‘Retouch’ directed by Kaveh Mazaheri is another Iranian short to represent Iran at the Romanian event.

The ClujShorts Film Festival is a cultural event which is held in the Romanian city of Cluj Napoca annually.

The 6th edition of the event is slated for April 23 - 29, 2018.