Zigguart Multimedia Celebrates Double Success with Two New Award Winners

Zigguart Multimedia is proud to announce that two of our exceptional productions have been honored with prestigious awards this week. “Lymph,” an experimental short film directed by Ashkan Zehtab, has been awarded the Best Title, while “Moisture” has been recognized for the Best Editing, attributed to the remarkable talent of Renato Baldi.

The accolade for “Lymph” underscores Ashkan Zehtab’s innovative vision and outstanding directorial skills. Through his creative prowess, he has brought a unique and captivating experience to audiences. “Moisture” has been distinguished with the Best Editing award, highlighting Renato Baldi’s exceptional talent and dedication. Renato’s meticulous editing has enhanced the quality of the film, contributing to its success. Both films were recognized at the prestigious Absurd Film Festival, a bimonthly awards event based in Cinisello Balsamo Milano during the February – March 2024 selection

Renowned Brazilian director Duda Gorter‘s compelling dystopian drama continues to garner accolades worldwide, with its latest triumph being an esteemed award in Italy. The film, which serves as a poignant outcry against the burgeoning neo-fascist movements permeating our global landscape, has received widespread recognition for its powerful narrative and thought-provoking themes. Having already been honored with significant awards such as the Best Director at the Toronto International Women Film Festival (2023), Honorable Mentions for Director at both the Montreal Independent Film Festival (2023) and the Munich Short Film Awards (2023), as well as winning the Best Latin American Short Film at the Short-Long World Festival (2023) in Corrientes, Argentina, and Best Cinematography at the Tokyo Shorts (2023) in Tokyo, Japan, this latest achievement solidifies the film’s status as a masterpiece of contemporary cinema.

Set against the backdrop of a dystopian world, Gorter’s film serves as a poignant reflection of our present reality, capturing the essence of societal unrest and serving as a compelling commentary on the dangers of authoritarian ideologies. With its evocative storytelling and visually striking cinematography, the film resonates deeply with audiences, leaving a lasting impact long after the credits roll. As it continues to captivate audiences and critics alike, Duda Gorter’s film stands as a testament to the power of cinema to inspire change and provoke meaningful dialogue on the pressing issues facing our society today.

“Lymph,” an experimental short film, delves into the poignant narrative of a woman grappling with the imminent defeat of cancer. Directed with raw emotional depth, the film embarks on a journey that transcends the boundaries of illness, encapsulating the resilience and yearning for normalcy amidst adversity. At its core, “Lymph” follows the story of a woman who confronts the harsh reality of her diagnosis, yet refuses to surrender to the looming specter of death. Instead, she strives to reclaim her everyday life from the suffocating grasp of illness, fervently seeking liberation from the confines of her tumors. Through her poignant screams of “Woman, life, freedom,” she embodies the universal desire to break free from the shackles of affliction and embrace the mundane joys of existence.

The inspiration for “Lymph” stems from a profound encounter with a friend who, despite overcoming cancer, remained haunted by the relentless shadow of mortality. His poignant revelation, “Cancer took with it everything that it brought. Except for the thought of death,” served as the catalyst for the film’s inception. This poignant reflection underscores the film’s exploration of the enduring psychological impact of illness, transcending mere physicality to delve into the depths of the human psyche. As “Lymph” continues to garner acclaim, from being named a Finalist at the Rome Prisma Film Awards to earning recognition as a Quarter Finalist at the Giffoni Shock International Film Festival (2024), its resonance with audiences lies in its unflinching portrayal of the human spirit’s indomitable resilience in the face of adversity. Through its evocative storytelling and profound thematic exploration, “Lymph” serves as a poignant reminder of the power of hope, courage, and the enduring pursuit of life’s simple joys amidst life’s most challenging trials.

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