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

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

EFA qualifying festival

GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL, Giffoni Valle Piana (ITALY)

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

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

Winner of ROCK AWARD

SEDICICORTO INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Forlì (ITALY)

Winner of BEST SHORT FILM "IRANFEST"

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

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)

STOCKHOLM INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Stockholm (SWEDEN)

LONDON INT. ANIMATION FESTIVAL, London (UK)

CORTI DI LUNGA MEMORIA, Ascoli Piceno (ITALY)

Winner of BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

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)

 

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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