Iranian short animation, ‘The Rotation,’ will compete at the 15th edition of the Jacksonville Film Festival (JFF) in Florida, the US, from February 5-10.
Directed and produced by Hazhir As’adi, the seven-minute animation shows two tribes that engage in a tug of war to possess the sun and moon.
Neither side can defeat the other. Their conflict wreaks havoc on the earth’s climate, ifilmtv.com reported.
An eventual cease-fire brings temporary stability and harmony until unexpected events renew the cycle of conflict and destruction.
It is a film about the futility of war and the folly of human efforts to dominate nature.
The short animation has so far gone on screen at a number of global events, including the Animasyros Festival in Greece and the Girona Film Festival in Spain.
Founded in 2002, the mission of the JFF is to celebrate motion pictures by discovering and showcasing new talents to rejuvenate the film industry by creating an atmosphere that immerses filmmakers with their audience and community.
The festival is an opportunity for filmmakers to be recognized for their cinematic achievements while creating an event to reward the best works submitted to the festival.