TEHRAN - German animation "Virtuoso Virtual" directed by Thomas Stellmach and Maja Oschmann has won the top prize in the International section of the 9th Tehran International Animation Festival, the organizers announced on Thursday.
Trailer of"Virtuoso Virtual" directed by Thomas Stellmach and Maja Oschmann
"Virtuoso Virtual" shows some modest drawings that seem to come from nowhere. Following a secret choreography, they take on characteristics and moods of the music and narrate a story that appears to be laid out in the music.
The second prize went "All the Winters I Haven't Seen", Iranian animator Omid Khoshnazar's acclaimed anti-war animation.
It tells the story of a pregnant woman in New York City who discovers that her fetus suffers severe physical defects. Totally unaware of the problem, the mother finds that she has been exposed to chemical weapons, a matter entirely absent from her medical records.
"Coda" directed by Irish animator Alan Holly received the third prize. "Coda" is about the afterlife. It shows some exotic experiences and the possibility of forgiveness.
Iranian animator and writer Mehdi Alibeygi was presented with the special jury award for his surreal short film "Changeover".
"My Mom Is an Airplane" directed by Yulia Aronova from Russia was crowned best film in the About Children Section.
The 9th Tehran International Animation Festival was held from March 8 to 12. Over 130 works from across the globe were screened at the event.
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