The film (Salvation), produced by Al-Joud Animation Center of the Media Department at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, won one of the three prizes of the Babel International Film Festival for Animation in its second session, which is the jury prize.
The festival, which concluded its activities this Monday morning, was held by the College of Fine Arts in Babel Governorate, in cooperation with the Iraqi Artists Syndicate, and with the support of the French Embassy in Iraq, and witnessed the participation of 16 Arab and foreign countries with more than (30) works.
The director of the center and director of the work, Mr. Ahmed Mameitha, stated to Al-Kafeel Network: "The film is a pure work of the center's staff. It has a real story inspired by one of the pages of the liberation of Iraq from the terrorist gangs of ISIS, and how its heroes rose to meet the call of the homeland and the Religious Authority to defend Iraq and its sanctities. Explaining in its chapters the patriotic spirit and enthusiasm with which the people of this country showed themselves, and defended it against the most heinous attack it has been subjected to throughout history."
He added: "The work took into account the interesting artistic style through the anecdotal material, the script, the dialogue and the characters involved in the work, in addition to many technical aspects that were the result of this work, which was presented to the jury of the festival, and was able to compete with its major peers from the producing and specialized companies in this field from inside and outside Iraq. And it received this award.
This is not the first time that the center participates with a three-dimensional artwork, and win an award, but was preceded by several participations in local and international festivals.
It is noteworthy that this work is one of the many works produced by the center with its specialized technical cadres, who have a long experience in this field, and also thanks to its advanced devices and equipment, in addition to a specialized studio for the completion of animation and 2D and 3D cartoon projects.