Iranian animated short ‘Nobody’ by Elham Toroghi has been accepted into the competition programs of four international film festivals in Albania, US, Italy and Slovakia.
Directed by Elham Toroghi, the short animated piece will take part in the 5th KO:SH International Short Film Festival taking place in Korca, Albania, from 17 to 21 July.
‘Nobody’ will also vie at the first edition of Shenandoah Seasonal Film Series in Virginia, US, scheduled for 31 July.
The charming animated piece will then travel to Italy to take part in the 7th International Tour Film Festival from 3-7 October 2018.
It will also vie at the main competition section of 14th International Festival of Animated Films for Children in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 8-12 October.
The 9-minute animation which features no dialogue, is the story of a white cat who lives in a city of black dwellers. The cat makes many attempts to get food but none of the residents pay any attention to him. The cat is also bullied by other cats who are also black like the residents. Until one day the cat meets a small white bird and decides to live with the bird.
The animated piece had received a Golden Butterfly nomination for Best Short and Semi-Feature Animated Film Screenplay at the International Film Festival for Children and Youth Awards in Iran. It was also picked as semifinalist at the 2nd Indie Best Films Festival (Ibestff) in US, and received an honorable mention in students’ category of Florida Animation Festival.