TEHRAN — Iranian films “Sympathy Syndrome” and “The Boat No. 5” are competing at the Supertoon International Animation and Comics Festival in Croatia.
The 12th edition of the event which opened on Monday in the Adriatic town of Sibenik has selected the short films to be screened in its plankton competition.
The four-day Planktoon Animation Workshop encourages children and young adults to take their first steps into animation.
Directed by Maral Alizadeh, “Sympathy Syndrome” is an animated adaptation of a book written by Iranian children’s writer Tahereh Eybod.
A child is at home, looking out the window. Fascinated by the beauty of the outside world, the child decides to leave home. Once outside, the child begins to worry if the chaos destroys the environment.
“The Boat No. 5” directed by Reyhaneh Kavosh is about Alma, a little girl who lives by a beautiful and bustling lake full of fish, boats and birds. One day, she and her family move to town. When she returns to the lake, nothing is as before. This is a great animation on climate and environmental change for young audiences.
The Supertoon festival specializes in animated shorts and auteur comic book editions, and will run until July 22.
More than 200 of the latest and most interesting animated short films from all over the world have been selected to be screened in outdoor cinemas in Mala Loza, Gorica and City Park with all necessary precautions regarding the COVID-pandemic. 19 and public gatherings.
The festival creates a space of freedom for filmmakers and film students, as well as comic book authors, offering them the opportunity to meet, socialize, participate in panels, Q&As and workshops, to exchange ideas and experiences and hopefully even come up with ideas. for future collaboration.
As part of a platform called Animated Sibenik, the festival runs a year-round series of events that include pop-up exhibitions of illustrators, animators and comic artists, animation workshops for children and adults, VJ and 3D mapping shows and concerts. Once a month we put the visual arts in the center of attention in downtown Sibenik.
Photo: “Boat No. 5” directed by Reyhaneh Kavosh.