Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:22PM
A scene from “Cloudy Children” by Iranian director Reza Fahimi
A scene from “Cloudy Children” by Iranian director Reza Fahimi

The movie “Cloudy Children,” by Iranian filmmaker Reza Fahimi, has won two awards at the Dytiatko International Children’s Television Festival in Ukraine.

Fahimi’s short film received the event’s CIFEJ Prize, which is awarded by the Centre International du Film pours l'Enfance et la Jeuneusse to the director of the best film participating in the professional competitive section of the international children’s film festival.

The social drama also won Peyman Abbaszadeh the Ukrainian festival’s Best Cinematography Award.

Set in an Iranian village, “Cloudy Children” recounts the story of two students fighting over the ownership of such things as the nature and the sky.

The film has been screened in several national and international festivals. It has also won Japan’s 2015 Grand Prix of Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia as well as the Best Screenplay Award of the 2014 Tehran Short Film Festival.

The Dytiatko International Children’s Television Festival hosts filmmakers, journalists, producers, cameramen, writers, animators and cartoonists from around the globe. Founded by Kharkiv Regional Council in 2009, the annual event aims to discover and support children’s television companies and creative producers.

The 2015 edition of the festival was held in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, from September 23 to 26.