Iranian short animated piece ‘The Servant’ has scooped Best Animation Award at 40th Elche International Independent Film Festival in Spain.
‘The Servant’ narrates the familiar story of a master and his servant, the story of a writer’s encounter with a gigantic insect: a cockroach. The cockroach becomes a servant but gradually begins to realize that it deserves better conditions, so it tries to turn the table and change the game in its own favor. The man, however, attempts to preserve the current situation but soon realizes that the game has no rules.
‘The Servant’ has previously won a number of international awards including best short animation award for February at London Independent Film Festival, second Best Animation Award at the 20th San Francisco Black Film Festival (SFBFF), and Best Short Animation award at the 2017 Silver Scream Festival in California, US.
Elche is Spain’s 12th oldest film festival, and a contributor to Goya Awards – Spain’s main national annual film awards.
The 40th edition of Elche International Independent Film Festival was held on July 14-21, 2017.