The Iranian short film 'Abta' bagged the best film award at Asia Peace Film Festival in Pakistan and second place award at Phoenix Film Festival.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, quoted by ILNA, the short film "Abta" which portrays the deep religious faith and fighting the current deviant cults won the best film award at Asia Peace Film Festival in Pakistan and second place award at Phoenix Film Festival.
The film was produced by the "Believers" Propaganda Group with the support of The Islamic Propaganda Office and has had several successful International releases such as MiMo Film Festival in Italy and International Film Festival (TODOS SOMOS OTROS) which is held jointly in Mexico and the United States.
Directed by Mahmoud Sharifi, the film depicts painful backdrop of ISIL incursions into Syria and Iraq. The narrator is the father of a Syrian family who is caught by ISIL while facing the dilemma of rescuing his daughter or his family.