TEHRAN (IFILM) -- The San Francisco Iranian Film Festival (IFF) in the U.S. has been presenting Saeed Zamanian’s short film ‘The Feast of the Goat’.
The film narrates the story of a city boy who makes friends with a goat out of loneliness.
Once, the goat is killed during a votive ritual, the boy cannot let go of the animal.
With a caption on the film’s description reading "Children never forget anything”, the film was nominated for Best Short Script prize at the 9th Paris Art and Movie Awards in France.
‘The Feast of the Goat’ garnered the Special Mention in Short Fiction Category at the 18th Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh.
It has also gone on screen at some global events, including the Almeria International Film Festival in Spain, the Kinofilm & Manchester International Film Festival in the UK, the Landshut Short Film Festival in Germany, the Taos Shortz Film Festival in the U.S., and the River Film Festival in Italy.
Toumaj Danesh-Behzadi, Sepideh Dastineh and Yazdan Kokabi-Saba are the cast members of the short film.
Launched in 2008, the IFF is an annual event showcasing independent feature and short films made by or about Iranians from around the world.
It is the first independent Iranian film festival outside Iran.
The 13th edition of the festival has been scheduled for September 19-20, 2020.