0817 GMT December 16, 2017
Directed by Farnoush Abedi, 'The Servant' narrates the familiar story of a master and his servant, the story of a writer's encounter with a gigantic insect: A cockroach. The cockroach becomes a servant but gradually begins to realize that it deserves better conditions, so it tries to turn the table and change the game in its own favor. The man, however, attempts to preserve the status quo but soon realizes that the game has no rules.
Abedi's had earlier won a number of international awards including best short animation award for February at London Independent Film Festival, second Best Animation Award at the 20th San Francisco Black Film Festival (SFBFF) and the Best Short Animation award at the 2017 Silver Scream Festival in California, the US.
Elche is Spain's 12th oldest film festival, and a contributor to Goya Awards — Spain's main national annual film awards.
The 40th edition of the festival was held from July 14 to 21, 2017.