Iranian animations win in China

TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) – Iranian animations Little Boy and Children of Oak bagged awards at the Asian Youth Animation and Comics Contest (AYACC), held in China.

The festival’s Special Jury Prize was given to Little Boy which is directed by Mona Shahi.

The animation tells the story of a little orphan boy who stays back in the city while the others are leaving under the army’s command.

Moreover Saadat Rahimzade’s Children of Oak won the event’s Award for Best Special Effects.

The work, holding a documentary narration, is about the old customs and life of Kurd tribes and the role of kids in such lives.

Jurors from China, Japan, India, South Korea, Russia and US evaluated the works and Mohammad Abulhassai, from Iran, was among the jury panel as well.

Iran had submitted 40 film to the festival of which 6 were chosen for the event’s competition section.

China’s city of Guiyang hosted the Asian Youth Animation and Comics Contest, Nov 20 – 22.

By Mehr News Agency