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Thousands of Canadians, Russians See ‘Stripy’

Thousands of Canadians, Russians See ‘Stripy’Thousands of Canadians, Russians See ‘Stripy’

Iranian short animation ‘Stripy’ was screened at the biggest open air festivals in Canada and Russia last month.

It was shown at Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) in mid-September on 290 screens in over 63 subway stations across the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) network, Mehr News Agency reported.

TUFF is North America’s largest commuter film festival, reaching over one million daily commuters on subway platform screens across the Toronto transit system every September.

The animation was also screened in the summer open air public art project Multi-Bridge CTC by Multivision Festival in Russia.

As an entry to the Best Street Animation Competition of the festival, it competed with 22 other short animations from around the world.

Multivision Festival is traditionally held in open air in summer at giant screens at the drawbridges over the Neva River in the center of St. Petersburg. This year, the best ‘City and Citizens’ short animated film competition was held at the Troitsky Bridge.

‘Stripy’ was displayed on a giant 400 sq. m screen as the Troitsky drawbridge was transformed into a huge screen. The unique art experience gathered more than 20,000 spectators.

Babak Nekouei who directed ‘Stripy’ along with his brother Behnoud, said both events are among the most popular festivals in the world due to the innovative ways of their organization.

The four-minute animation is about a factory worker who has tolerated boring daily routines for a long time but suddenly decides to make a change.

‘Stripy’ has participated in several foreign events including the 2015 Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France and Brazil’s Anima Mundi International Animation Festival.

It received an honorary diploma at the 9th Tehran Animation Festival and the best animation award at the 17th House of Cinema Celebration.