My graduation film Khoda. Description: What if you watch a film and whenever you pause it, you face a painting? This idea inspired Reza Dolatabadi to make Khoda. Over 6000 paintings were painstakingly produced during two years to create a five minutes film that would meet high personal standards. Khoda is a psychological thriller; a student project which was seen as a ‘mission impossible’ by many people but eventually proved possible!
Director and art director: Reza Dolatabadi Written by Reza Dolatabadi & Mark Szalos Farkas Animation by Adam Thomson Music by Hamed Mafakheri
Winner of the Best Animation Canary Wharf Film Festival (London) Aug, 2008
Winner of the Best Student Animation Flip Festival (Birmingham) 2008
Award Nominee, Bacup Film Festival (Rossendale) Oct, 2008
Official selection for the "Best Short Film Program” at Waterford Film Festival (Ireland) November 2008
Official Selections 16TH FILM FESTIVAL CONTRAVISION (Berlin) Sept 2008 Marbella International Film Festival (Spain) Oct 2008 Encounter Film Festival (Bristol, UK) Nov 2008 Exposures Film Festival (Manchester, UK) Nov 2008 Renderyard Short Film Festival (London) Flip Animation Festival (Birmingham) Nov, 2008 Animated Dreams (Tallinn) Nov, 2008 Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival? (Toronto) Nov 2008
Anchorage International Film Festival (AIFF) (Alaska, USA) December 2008