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Synopsis

English

In a cotton-farming village in Sudan, 15-year-old Nafisa has a crush on Babiker, but her parents have arranged her marriage to Nadir, a young Sudanese businessman living abroad. Nafisa’s grandmother Al-Sit, the powerful village matriarch, has her own plans for Nafisa's future. But can Nafisa choose for herself?

Italiano

In un villaggio di coltivatori di cotone in Sudan, la quindicenne Nafisa ha una cotta per Babiker, ma i suoi genitori le hanno combinato il matrimonio con Nadir, un giovane uomo d'affari sudanese che vive all'estero. La nonna di Nafisa, Al-Sit, potente matriarca del villaggio, ha i suoi piani per il futuro di Nafisa. Potrà Nafisa decidere da sola?

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Suzannah Mirghani

Short Film | Fiction | Drama

20' 00''

Sudan | Qatar

2020

Arabic

English | Italian | French | Spanish

Mihad Murtada | Rabeha Mahmoud |

Mohammed Magdi | Haram Basher | Alsir Mahjoub

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Suzannah Mirghani | Eiman Mirghani

Doha Film Institute | Torino Film Lab |

Highlight Productions | On Set Team |

Sudan Film Factory | European Short Pitch

Zen Movie

Suzannah Mirghani

Khalid Awad

Abdelrahim Kattab | Suzannah Mirghani

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Sara Awad

Mohammed Elmur “Simba”

Bassam Lebbos

Falah Hannoun

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Selections & Awards

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CLERMONT-FERRAND INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (FRANCE)

OSCAR® & EFA qualifying festival

♥ Winner of CANAL+ AWARD

TAMPERE INT. FILM FESTIVAL (FINLAND)

OSCAR® & EFA qualifying festival

♥ Winner of GRAND PRIX AWARD

ASPEN SHORTSFEST (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

SEATTLE INT. FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

SAN FRANCISCO INT. FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

 

BUSAN INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (SOUTH KOREA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

♥ Winner of the JURY AWARD

NEW ORLEANS FILM FEST (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

♥ Winner of BEST NARRATIVE SHORT

HUESCA INT. FILM FESTIVAL (SPAIN)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

♥ Winner of BEST SCRIPT

♥ Winner of the SPECIAL MENTION

SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (JAPAN)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

PALM SPRINGS SHORTSFEST (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

LA SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

♥ Winner of BEST OF FEST

INDY SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

ODENSE FILM FESTIVAL (DENMARK)

OSCAR® & EFA qualifying festival

BRONZELENS FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

♥ Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

GUANAJUATO INT. FILM FESTIVAL (MEXICO)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

♥ Winner of the SPECIAL MENTION

INTERFILM - INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN (GERMANY)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

♥ Winner of BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

BENGALURU INT. SHORT FILM FEST (INDIA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

ENCOUNTERS FILM FESTIVAL (UK)

OSCAR® & EFA qualifying festival

NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

SHOW ME SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (NEW ZEALAND)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

REEL SISTERS OF DIASPORA (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

UPPSALA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (SWEDEN)

OSCAR® & EFA qualifying festival

RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL (UK)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

LEEDS INT. FILM FESTIVAL (UK)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

CORK INT. FILM FESTIVAL (UK)

OSCAR® & EFA qualifying festival

CHICAGO INT. CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

AFI FEST (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

BERMUDA INT. FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

FOYLE FILM FESTIVAL (UK)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF CYPRUS (CYPRUS)

EFA qualifying festival

AESTHETICA FILM FESTIVAL (UK)

DC BLACK FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

♥ Winner of BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

SHORTS INT. FILM FESTIVAL - MAREMETRAGGIO (ITALY)

MALMO ARAB FILM FESTIVAL (SWEDEN)

♥ Winner of the SPECIAL MENTION

 

THE EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (FRANCE)

♥ Winner of the EXCELLENCE IN WOMEN'S FILMMAKING AWARD

AIYAL FILM FESTIVAL (QATAR)

ISMAILIA FILM FESTIVAL (EGYPT)

♥ Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

TORONTO ARAB FILM FESTIVAL (CANADA)

Winner of the AUDIENCE AWARD

♥ Winner of the JURY AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER

BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC FILMAFRICA (USA)

FCAT TARIFA-TANGIER AFRICAN FESTIVAL DE CINE AFRICANO (SPAIN)

LA GUARIMBA INT. FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

ISCHIA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

FESTIVAL DI CINEMA AFRICANO DI VERONA (ITALY)

AFRICAN FILM IN IBIZA (SPAIN)

SORSICORTI FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

Winner of the SPECIAL MENTION

SAFAR FILM FESTIVAL - ARAB BRITISH CENTRE (UK)

MAINE INT. FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

SOCIAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

VENTANA/JANELA FILMIN (SPAIN/PORTUGAL)

ISCHIA GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

UNIVERSOCORTO FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

Winner of SAKURA AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM

ZANZIBAR INT. FILM FESTIVAL (TANZANIA)

Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

Winner of the CHAIRMAN'S CHOICE AWARD

DURBAN FILM FESTIVAL (SOUTH AFRICA)

BEIRUT WOMEN INT. FILM FESTIVAL (LEBANON)

Winner of BEST DIRECTOR

SALENTO INT. FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

FESTIVAL INT. DEL CINEMA DI FRONTIERA (ITALY)

FIATICORTI FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

TERRA DI TUTTI FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

FESTIVAL INT. DEL CINEMA POVERO (ITALY)

FIRENZE FILMCORTI (ITALY)

CAPRI MOVIE INT. FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

CORTO E FIENO - RURAL FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

VIGATA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

Winner of the AUDIENCE AWARD

ELBA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

PERIFERIA DELL'IMPERO FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

SEDICICORTO INT. FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

NUUK INT. FILM FESTIVAL (GREENLAND)

Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

LINZ INT. FILM FESTIVAL (AUSTRIA)

Winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

MONTREAL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL (CANADA)

Winner of BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

FANO FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

Winner of BEST FOREIGN FILM

SILICON VALLEY AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

Winner of BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

AFRICA IN MOTION FILM FESTIVAL (UK)

Winner of the JURY AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM

INDEPENDENT DAYS FILM FESTIVAL (GERMANY)

VANCOUVER INT. FILM FESTIVAL (CANADA)

TRIPOLI FILM FESTIVAL (LEBANON)

COPENHAGEN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (DENMARK)

PORTLAND FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

PUNE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (INDIA)

TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

TERTIO MILLENNIO FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

URBAN VISIONS - BEYOND THE IDEAL CITY (ITALY)

ACCORDI @ DISACCORDI INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

PUNTO DI VISTA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

AMARCORT FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

FESTIVAL TOUS COURTS AIX-EN-PROVENCE (FRANCE)

AFRODITE SHORTS (ITALY)

ANCHORAGE INT. FILM FESTIVAL (ALASKA, USA)

MYART FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

 

Suzannah Mirghani

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Biography

English

Suzannah Mirghani is a writer, researcher, and independent filmmaker, highlighting stories from the Arab world. She is a media studies and museum studies graduate and publishes creative and scholarly work on a variety of social issues. Being of bicultural Sudanese and Russian backgrounds, she is most interested in stories that examine the complexity of identity. Suzannah is the writer, director, and producer of short films such as Hind’s Dream (2014), Caravan (2016), and Al-Sit (2020),  which is winner of several awards including the Canal+ Award at Clermont-Ferrand Int. Short Film Festival and the Oscar qualifying Grand Prix at Tampere Film Festival.

Italiano

Suzannah Mirghani è una scrittrice, ricercatrice e regista indipendente, che mette in risalto storie del mondo arabo. Si laurea in studi sui media e studi museali e pubblica lavori creativi e accademici su diverse questioni sociali. Essendo di origini biculturali sudanesi e russe, è più interessata alle storie che esaminano la complessità dell'identità. Suzannah è autrice, regista e produttrice di cortometraggi come Hind's Dream (2014), Caravan (2016) e Al-Sit (2020), vincitore numerosi premi tra cui il Premio Canal+ al Clermont-Ferrand Int. Short Film Festival e il Grand Prix (qualificante per l'Oscar) al Tampere Film Festival.

Filmography

AL-SIT

(2020 | short film)

CARAVAN

(2016 | short film)

HIND'S DREAM

(2014 | short film)