Iranian animation “Benjamin” directed by Mohsen Enayati will be screened at the Universal Film Festival in New York.
The Universal Film Festival was founded in 2007 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Each year Universal Film Festival will take place in a different city and country and include both live and virtual interactive festival options and events.
The Universal Film Festival will be held online on October 29 and 30, 2021.
“Benjamin”’s synopsis reads “Benjamin’s clumsy yet sweet friend, Asher, screws up. This leads to Benjamin’s mother being captured by the king’s soldiers. Benjamin decides to embark on a hazardous journey to save his mother. This makes the beginning of Asher and Benjamin’s adventure”.
The Iranian animation has previously taken part in international festivals in Seoul, Nigeria, Tanzania and Azerbaijan.
The Best Character award and the Best Feature Film award went to “Benjamin” at Kwetu International Animation Film Festival in Tanzania.