Short film competition

Under the Hat

Under the Hat Taht Al Amama   WORLD PREMIERE Qatar, United Arab Emirates / 2016 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 15 minutes A devout mosque prayer caller, Sheikh Abdul Kareem loses his voice and must find a replacement, which he seeks in his neighbor, a...

There will be light

There will be light Sayahel AL Noor   NORDIC PREMIERE Palestine / 2015 / Arabic, English and Hebrew dialogue with English subtitles / 93 minutes Bahrain 1930. Electricity has been introduced in the Kingdom of Bahrain and Ismaeel a kerosene merchant feel the threat by...

The Notebook

The Notebook   SWEDISH PREMIERE Qatar / 2015 / Arabic and English dialogue with English subtitles / 11 min Nora is making a film for the first time. As she tries to learn how to handle her new camera, she starts to film her friends, asking them about their notebooks....

My Heart On Video

My Heart On Video   WORLD PREMIERE Libya / 2016 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 6 minutes A young disabled man returns to the place where the accident which gave rise to his current condition happened when he was nine years old. Now, ten years later, he...

Kousayla

Kousayla   NORDIC PREMIERE Algeria, Switzerland / 2015 / Berber, Arab and French dialogue with English subtitles / 20 minutes Kousayla, an 11 year old boy, just lost his beloved grandmother. Lola, a European woman, is looking for her child from whom she was separated...

Fairuz

Fairuz   NORDIC PREMIERE United Kingdom / 2015 / English and Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 18 min Youssef struggles with the recent loss of his wife and the solitude of growing older. At the wedding of his only daughter Fairuz, it is revealed that she and...

Dry Hot Summers

Dry Hot Summers Har Gaf Sayfan   NORDIC PREMIERE Egypt, Germany / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 30 minutes Two paths cross on a hot, dry day in Cairo. The frail old cancer patient Shawky is desperate and searching for comfort and the young bride Doaa...

Besieged Bread

Besieged Bread Khobz El Hissar   NORDIC PREMIERE Syria / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 12 minutes A woman smuggles bread to the besieged area with a shapely tree as her only shelter. A man runs away from the Syrian army leaving everything behind him....

Aya Goes To the Beach

Aya Goes To the Beach Aya wal bahr   NORDIC PREMIERE Morocco / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 17 min Aya is ten years old and works as a maid in a small house in Casablanca. She dreams of a different life were she isn’t locked away from the world and...

Kingdom of Garbage

Kingdom of Garbage   NORDIC PREMIERE Iraq, UK, Netherlands, USA / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 9 min Zahraa, a refugee from Northern Iraq, dreams of going to school. Instead she and her brother, Hassan, must scour a landfill site for valuable...

Lydia

Lydia   WORLD PREMIERE France, Algeria / 2016 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 12 min Lydia is a young Berber Algerian that has settled down in the south of France. She’s spending her days at home waiting for her domineering partner to come home. The...

Grand Ecart

Grand Ecart   INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE Lebanon / 2016 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 15 min A man and a woman cross paths again after 10 years. Leila flourished and is now a reputable dancer and artist while Cyril is still stuck where he was. As the...