Iranian film appreciated in India
An Iranian short film Ice Water by Jalal Saedpanah won the the best in the Short Films section at the 14th Third Eye Asian Film Festival held in Mumbai, India. Iran’s Cultural Attaché in Mumbai Mehdi Zare received the award on behalf of Saedpanahi.
Ice Water tells the story of an old man who knows better than anyone else how to save water with droplets melting from ice. He reproduces the water from ice and ice from water in a form of cycle which becomes a part of his life. The film recently competed in 16th International Izmir Short Film Festival.
The film festival screened 30 films from different countries including Iran, India, Nepal, China, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, the US, Egypt and Morocco. Held from Dec. 24-31, the film festival holds two sections of feature and short films and awards filmmakers who are making efforts to popularize Asian cinema in the world.