The Fourth Wall

A powerful experimental film

The Fourth Wall is Mahboobeh’s grad film from the Tehran University of Art, which won the Zlatko Grgic Award at Animafest Zagreb 2021 and the best film prize at Fantoche Animation Festival 2021. The film depicts the themes of home, family, dreams and wishes, all confined to the intimate setting of a kitchen, a look into the central character’s imagination.

Mahboobeh’s style is experimental, exploring the worlds where animation and live-action meet to tell powerful stories. The film was screened at festivals internationally including Sundance & BFI London.


2022 Grand prize in Animation division at Japan Media Arts 2022 Maria Lassning Golden Film Reel at Tricky Women/Tricky Realities Animation Festival
2022 Best animation short film “RuralFicción” at Rural Film Festival 2022 Main Prize at Camera Action Film Critics Festival
2022 The Wave Award”, assigned by the Young Jury at Concorto Film Festival2022 Best Animation Short at Mammoth Lakes Film Festival
2021 Zlatko Grgic Award for best first film out of institution at Animafest Zagreb
2021 Special Mention at Animist Tallinn International Animation Festival
2021 Best Film Award at Fantoche International Aniamtion Festival
2021 Mephisto 97.6 Award at DOK Leipzig International Documentary and Animated Film
2021 New Talent Award at New Chitose Airport International Aniamtion Festival
2021 Special Mention at Leeds International Film Festival

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