Song Sparrow

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Synopsis

English

A Group of refugees tries to reach themselves to a safe country in search for a better life. They pay a smuggler to convey them across the boarders in a fridge truck. However, the freezing temperature of the truck turns their hopes for a better future into a fierce struggle for survival.

Italiano

Un gruppo di rifugiati prova a raggiungere un paese sicuro in cerca di una vita migliore. Pagano un contrabbandiere per trasportarli oltre i confini in un camion frigo. Tuttavia, la gelida temperatura del camion trasforma le loro speranze per un futuro migliore in una lotta feroce per la sopravvivenza.

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Farzaneh Omidvarnia

Short Film | Animation | Drama

11' 43''

Iran, 2019

no dialogue

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Farzaneh Omidvarnia

Zen Movie

Farzaneh Omidvarnia | Mehdi Rostampour

Farzaneh Omidvarnia

Alireza Barazandeh

Ehsan Vaseghi

Farzaneh Omidvarnia

Farzaneh Omidvarnia

Ramin Abousedgh

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Selections & Awards

GALWAY FILM FLEADH, Galway (IRELAND)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL, Hollywood (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

FLICKER'S RHODE ISLAND INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Newport (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

ST. LOUIS INT. FILM FESTIVAL, St. Loius (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

FOYLE FILM FESTIVAL, Londonderry (IRELAND)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

LEBU INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Lebu (CHILE)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

Winner of BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

PÖFF SHORTS – INT. SHORT FILM AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL , Tallinn (ESTONIA)

OSCAR® & EFA qualifying festival

SANTA BARBARA INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Santa Barbara (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

AMDOCS -  AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL AND FILM FUND, Palm Springs (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

THE RSF MARTHA'S VINEYARD AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL, Vineyard Havens (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

GO SHORT - INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL NIJMEGEN, Nijmegen (the NETHERLANDS)

OSCAR® & EFA qualifying festival

ANIMA - BRUSSELS ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL, Brussels (BELGIUM)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

ATHENS INT. FILM + VIDEO FESTIVAL, Athens (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

ANIMAFEST ZAGREB, Zagreb (CROATIA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA, Tokyo (JAPAN)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL, Sarajevo (BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

IZMIR INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Izmir (TURKEY)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

CHICAGO INT. CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL, Chicago (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

BOGOSHORTS - BOGOTÀ SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Bogotà (COLOMBIA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

CURTAS VILA DO CONDE INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Vila do Conde (PORTUGAL)

EFA qualifying festival

GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL, Giffoni Valle Piana (ITALY)

Winner of BEST SHORT FILM ("Generator +18")

ASFF - AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, York (UK)

BAFTA qualifying festival

STOCKHOLM INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Stockholm (SWEDEN)

BAFTA qualifying festival

ASIANA INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Seoul (SOUTH KOREA)

Winner of ROCK AWARD

SEDICICORTO INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Forlì (ITALY)

Winner of BEST SHORT FILM "IRANFEST"

ISCHIA FILM FESTIVAL, Ischia (ITALY)

Winner of the SPECIAL MENTION 

GOLDEN APRICOT YEREVAN INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Yerevan (ARMENIA)

SHORTS INT. FILM FESTIVAL - MAREMETRAGGIO, Trieste (ITALY)

 

CANBERRA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Canberra (AUSTRALIA)

VANCOUVER INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Vancouver (CANADA)

CORTOLOVERE, Lovere (ITALY)

Winner of BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM "Premio Bozzetto"

CORTI IN CORTILE, Catania (ITALY)

Winner of the SPECIAL MENTION 

ADRIATIC FILM FESTIVAL, Francavilla al Mare (ITALY)

LONDON INT. ANIMATION FESTIVAL, London (UK)

CORTI DI LUNGA MEMORIA, Ascoli Piceno (ITALY)

Winner of BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

TRICKY WOMEN, Vienna (AUSTRIA)

SULMONA INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Sulmona (ITALY)

MYART FILM FESTIVAL, Cosenza (ITALY)

Winner of the SPECIAL MENTION 

SOUQ FILM FESTIVAL, Milano (ITALY)

AFRODITE SHORTS, Rome (ITALY)

ANIMATION DINGLE, Cosenza (ITALY)

NEPAL HUMAN RIGHTS INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Kathmandu (NEPAL)

TRICKY WOMEN, Vienna (AUSTRIA)

IVELISE CINE FESTIVAL, Roma (ITALY)

INDEPENDENT DAYS INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Karlsruhe (GERMANY)

WORLD OF WOMEN FILM FAIR MIDDLE EAST, Dubai (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)

LONDON ROLLING FILM FESTIVAL, London (UK)

UNDEREXPOSED FILM FESTIVAL, Rock Hill (USA)

MOVIES THAT MATTER FILM FESTIVAL, Den Haag (the NETHERLANDS)

 

BEIRUT INT. CHILDREN AND FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL, Beirut (LEBANON)

MILLENIUM INT. DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, Brussels (BELGIUM)

DIVERSIONS INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, (CROATIA)

Winner of the JURY AWARD

ATHENS ANIMFEST, Athens (GREECE)

FASTNET FILM FESTIVAL, (IRELAND)

FLYING BROOM INT. WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL, (TURKEY)

EMIRATES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)

FIRENZE FILM CORTI , Firenze (ITALY)

LA GUARIMBA FILM FESTIVAL, Amantea (ITALY)

WIESBADEN INT. FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION, (GERMANY)

INT. FILM FESTIVAL OF LANZAROTE, Lanzarote (SPAIN)

CORTI DA SOGNI - ANTONIO RICCI, Ravenna (ITALY)

UMBRIA FILM FESTIVAL, (ITALY)

FIGARI FILM FEST, Olbia (ITALY)

NOT FILM FEST, Sant'Arcangelo di Romagna (ITALY)

SOCIAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL, Vico Equense (ITALY)

CARTOON CLUB, Rimini (ITALY)

FESTIVAL BIENNAL OF ANIMATION BRATISLAVA (BAB), Bratislava (SLOVAKIA)

CIVITANOVA FILM FESTIVAL, Civitanova Marche (ITALY)

PIXELATL ANIMATION FESTIVAL, (MEXICO)

ARIANO FILM FESTIVAL, Ariano Irpino (ITALY)​

Winner of BEST ANIMATION

FESTIVAL INT. INVENTA UN FILM, Lenola(ITALY)​

CINESTESIA LEGNANO, Legnano  (ITALY)

LUCANIA FILM FESTIVAL, Pisticci (ITALY)​

CAPODARCO L'ALTRO FESTIVAL - PREMIO L'ANELLO DEBOLE, Capodarco di Fermo (ITALY)

MEDITERRANEO FESTIVAL CORTO, Diamante (ITALY)

 

Farzaneh Omidvarnia

Biography

English

Farzaneh Omidvarnia was born in Iran. Graduated from University of Tehran, faculty of Fine Arts, she received a PhD in Design in 2015 from Technical University of Denmark. Following her graduation, she began to focus on creation of fabric sculptures and writing short stories. Her artworks soon appeared in several art exhibitions in Europe and Iran, and she published her first collection of short stories in 2016.  In 2017, she directed and produced her first animated short film, “To Be”. The movie was acclaimed internationally and won prizes in different festivals. Her second film is “Song Sparrow” (2019), selected at Galway Film Fleadh and Giffoni Film Festival. She is now based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Italiano

Farzaneh Omidvarnia è nata in Iran. Laureata all’Università di Tehran, facoltà di Belle Arti, riceve un dottorato di ricerca in Design nel 2015 presso l'Università Tecnica della Danimarca. Dopo la laurea, inizia a concentrarsi sulla creazione di sculture in tessuto e sulla scrittura di storie brevi. Le sue opere appaiono presto in diverse mostre d'arte in Europa e in Iran, e nel 2016 pubblica la sua prima raccolta di storie brevi. Nel 2017 dirige e produce il suo primo cortometraggio d’animazione, "To Be”. Il cortometraggio viene acclamato a livello internazionale e vince premi in diversi festival. Il suo secondo film è "Song Sparrow" (2019), selezionato al Galway Film Fleadh e al Giffoni Film Festival. Al momento vive a Copenhagen in Danimarca.

Filmography

SONG SPARROW

(2019 | animated short film)

Galway Film Fleadh (Oscar)

Giffoni Film Festival

TO BE

(2017 | animated short film)

Atlanta Film Festival (Oscar)

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