News ID: 96228
Publish Date : 05 November 2021 - 21:56

TEHRAN (IFILM) --- Iranian short flick ‘Leo’ has grabbed several awards at the MicroMania Film Festival in the U.S.
The Iranian Youth Cinema Society (IYCS) reported that ‘Leo’ is named among the winners of the 2021 edition of the MicroMania.
The Iranian film won three awards, namely Best Micro-Drama, Best Micro, and Best Mini-Micro.
Directed by Moeen Rouholamini, the film is “dedicated to children all over the world who do not give up on their sweet dreams in the most difficult situations of their lives,” according to the filmmaker.
In July, ‘Leo’ won Best Super Short Film at the Andaras Traveling Film Festival in Italy “for the ability to combine talent, intelligence, sensitivity, pathos, interpretation and the ability to surprise in sixty seconds”, according to the website of the Italian festival.
“In one minute, one enters the story of Leo’s report which gets brutally interrupted by a guard’s baton. It takes the viewer from a dimension of childish play with the shower receiver transformed into a microphone to the brutal, barren, desperate, obtuse reality of a football game played in a refugee camp,” the website also wrote about the short.
The MicroMania Film Festival “is open to micro-short content up to 5min long (before credits) from all countries”, according to an online submission platform.
According to the IYCS, the 3rd edition of the festival took place in September.

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