Art And Culture

2 Iran Animations Win in China

2 Iran Animations Win in China2 Iran Animations Win in China

Iranian animations ‘The Little Boy’ and ‘Children of Oak’ bagged awards at the Asian Youth Animation and Comics Contest (AYACC), in China.

The festival’s Special Jury Prize was awarded to the short animation ‘The Little Boy’ directed by Mona Abdollah-Shahi, Mehr News Agency reported.

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

Sa’aadat Rahimzadeh’s ‘Children of Oak’ won the Award for Best Special Effects.

The documentary is about old customs and life of Kurdish tribes and the role of kids in such a society.

One of the jury members, Muhammad Abulhassai, animation producer and CEO at NAS Animation Studio, accompanied other jurors from China, Japan, India, South Korea, Russia and the US to evaluate the works.

Iran submitted 40 works of which six were chosen for the competition section.

China’s city of Guiyang hosted the contest from Nov. 20 – 22.

AYACC, authorized by the Asian–Pacific Animation & Comics Association, is dedicated to integrate Asian-Pacific cultural resources, promote the influence of youth animation and comics, cultivate a cultural image of Asia and Pacific, provide a platform of information exchange and boost animation industry development in the region.