15th International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh 2022

The White Whale

Iran (Islamic Republic of) | 10 min | Animation, Drama | 2020 | Short Film (Animation) | No Voice

A long time ago, a young man lost his friends in an air attack on a big river during the war. After 30 years, He is looking for their remains. A White Whale is the only sign he has his own.

বাংলা

বহু বছর আগে, যুদ্ধের সময় একটি বড় নদীতে বিমান হামলায় এক যুবক তার বন্ধুদের হারিয়েছে। ৩০ বছর পর, তিনি তাদের দেহাবশেষ খুঁজছেন। একটি সাদা তিমি তার একমাত্র চিহ্ন।

Original Language

A long time ago, a young man lost his friends in an air attack on a big river during the war. After 30 years, He is looking for their remains. A White Whale is the only sign he has his own.

Mr. Amir Mehran

Amir Mehran was born in 1981 in Sabzevar of Iran. Amir Mehran is studying for M.A. in Animation Directing at Sooreh Art University and he has a B.A. degree in Animation Directing from Iran Broadcast University, Tehran. His animated short films won many awards at various international film festivals.

Filmography: Tree (2019) Immanence (2017) The Butterfly Man (2013) Night of the Lamb (2012) Aperture (2012) Silent City (2009) Cold Blood (2008) The Lost Waves (2005)

Screening Schedule

  • 10 Mar
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Bangladesh Film Archive

    F-5, Agargaon Administritive Area, Shere Bangla Nagar, Dhaka 1207

Credits and Casts

Director
Amir Mehran
Story
Amir Mehran
Script/Screenplay
Amir Mehran
Editor
Amir Mehran
Producer
Amir Mehran
Cinematographer
N/A
Leading Casts
Animator: Jalal Naeimi Concept and Background Designer: Naeim Azad Character Designer: Abolfazl Boroumandi Composer: Pejman Khalili Sound Designer: Arash Ghasemi. Mohammad Ghasemi VFX and 3d Compositor: Masoud T.Momeni Compositor and Editor: Amir Mehran Storyboard Artist: Amar Ghanbarzade Color Grading: Hamidreza Fatourehchian. Borna Jamshidi 3D Modeler: Mohammad Shahrabi

Exhibition & Award History

36th Warsaw International Film Festival –Poland - Competition 1-2 Section- 9-18 Oct. 2020- Best Short Animated Award (Oscar Qualified)
- Nominated for Best Animation Award at 7th Gbeck future film festival 2021- Canada (not screened)
- 18th Frames film festival - India- April 2021- Competition Section- Winner of Best Animation Films Award
- 51st USA film festival - USA- 21-25 April 2021- Competition Section
- 24th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF)- China- 11-20 June 2021- International Panorama
- 15th River Film Festival- Padua (Italy)- 1-25 July 2021- Competition Section
- 37th Cartoon Club International Festival of Animation Cinema, Comics and Games- (Italy) -12-18 July 2021- Competition Section
- 9th The International Animated Film Festival "Constantine’s gold coin"- Serbia – 12-16 July 2021- Competition Section
- 6th Zabut International Animated Short Film Festival- (Italy)- 22-25 July 2021- Competition Section
- 15th Animart Festival – Student & Youth Audiovisual Creativity- (Greece) – 20-25 July 2021
- 11th ANIMA, Córdoba International Animation Festival- (Argentina)- 6-8 Oct. 2021 – Special Jury Mention Award
- 5th Chaniartoon 2021 - International Comic & Animation Festival (Greece)- 13-28 Sept. 2021
- 20th Imagineindia International Film Festival- (Spain- Madrid) 24th Sept- 9 Oct. 2021
- 4th Russian Indie Film Festival (RUIFF)- (Russia- Saint Petersburg)- 5-7 Nov. 2021(change date)
- 4th Flor Azul International Short Film Festival- (Argentina)- 25 Sept.-16 Oct. 2021
- 15th Kunturnawi Ecuadorian Film Festival – (Ecuador) - 4-26 Nov. 2021
- 5th Slemani International Film Festival- Kurdistan (Iraq) – 17-23 Dec. 2021
- Iranian film Festival Washington-Museum of Asian Art Smithsonian- USA- Feb. 2022