‘Elegy’ adds Russian award to its asset

TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) –Iranian short film Elegy, directed and written by Yousef Kargar, won at Russia’s International Festival of National & Ethnic Cinema “Silver Akbuzat”.

Competing in the festival’s short feature films section, Elegy won the Audience Choice Award.

The 2nd International Festival of National & Ethnic Cinema “Silver Akbuzat” (Silver Horse) was held in Russia’s city of Ufa from 9-12 December.

The globetrotting short film has so far attended several festivals and bagged a number of awards as well.

Elegy, produced by the Orumieh office of Iranian Youth Cinema Society, narrates the story of an old man who has been waiting for the return of his missing son for 25 years.

The film will also attend Athens International Digital Film Festival competing with works from Argentina, Bangladesh, Spain, India, Belgium, US, Canada, South Korea, Turkey among others.

The festival, 17-23, Dec, includes sections of fiction, experimental, video art, animation, video dance and documentary.

By Mehr News Agency