TEHRAN (IFILM) -- Iranian animation ‘White Whale’ has won an award in Warsaw Film Festival in Poland.
The animated piece directed by Amir Mehran, won the best short animation award at the 36th edition of the Polish festival.
The eight-minute animation narrates the story of a war veteran who is trying to find the bodies of his soldier friends.
The man lost his fellow comrades during the war. Even though years have passed since the war ended, he is still searching for the location where he believes they were lost.
The short animated piece is a joint production between the director and Iran-based Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC).
The crew includes character designer Abolfazl Boroumandi, set designer Naeem Azad, animator Jalal Naimi and storyboard creator Ammar Ghanbarzadeh.
Established in 1985, the WFF brings together films that help the audience to discover American independent cinema as well as Asian, Latin American, Iranian, Russian, and Romanian cinema.
The festival was held on October 9-18, 2020.