“Release from Heaven” Wins Accolade Global Film Festival Award

After winning the “Animation that Matters” Award at Animation Day in Cannes Film Festival, this time Iranian feature animation “Release from Heaven” directed by Ali Noori Oskouei wins another prestigious award in the US. Accolade Global Film Festival has announced that the among thousands of submissions, the unanimous winner of this year is “Release from Heaven” whose craft and creativity was outstanding and stood above other productions.

“Release from Heaven” is a  an animation that blurs the lines between imagination, storytelling and reality. Using a unique 3D and paper animation technique viewers travel through a war-torn country, following a female writer and teacher as she accompanies two of her students on a life changing journey after their school is attacked. To calm the terrified children she tells them stories about her childhood imaginary hero. Along their journey she finds signs of her imaginary hero in the real world and becomes one in her own right.  Oskouei expertly weaves the past, the fictional and the current journey together.

“As  with other prestigious industry awards, such as the Academy Awards and Emmys, the winner will receive FREE a stunning 24-carat gold plated Accolade statuette. This exceptional award is hand-crafted by the same company that creates the Oscar statuette” the organizers of the festival quoted as saying.

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