Directed by Saba Qasemi, the short film won the Best International Medium-Length Film, the Best Director of International Medium-Length Film, and the Best Actress of International Medium-Length Film awards.
A brief synopsis of ‘The Castle’ reads, “Some castles are made of bricks. Some are made out of books, but all castles stand by memories”.
Sajjad Tabesh, Sima Sheybani, Mahdokht Molaee, Emad Emami, Armin Sayyad, and Ali Nasir are among the cast members of the short film.
The short flick has previously gone on screen at several film festivals, including the 16th Angel Film Awards-Monaco International Film Festival and the 1st annual Arizona International Short Film Festival, both in the US.
It is also scheduled to compete at the MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival in Japan late this December.
It also won the Sinchon Prize and the Best Medium Film awards at the 2020 edition of the Sinchon Image Festival in South Korea.
The BIMIFF is a monthly competitive festival that brings together filmmakers from around the world.
According to the festival’s official website, “it is created to give the opportunity to filmmakers from all around the world to showcase their projects to great online audiences while interacting with other great artists and independent filmmakers.”