Amal

Amal

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Amal

Celebrating Women in Film | BIFF 2019Directed by Nour Oubeid
Narrative Short
U.S.A. | 15 min | 2018


A young Syrian refugee living in America begins to question her cultural identity when she witnesses her mother being discriminated against.



Nour Oubeid, Director | AmalNour Oubeid
Director

Nour Oubeid is a second generation Syrian-American and a filmmaker based in Los Angeles, CA.
She loves the collaborative nature of film and works toward exploring the nuances of human connection; she finds that surrounding herself with those she loves inspires her most throughout the process.

Amal | Nour Oubeid, Director

Film Information


Directors: Nour Oubeid
Country: U.S.A.
Year: 2018
Language: English
Runtime: 15 min.
Rated: PG

Credits


Producer: Rachel Griswold
Writer: Nour Oubeid
Cinematography: Nicole Doiron
Editor: Scott Coleman

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Lunch Time

Lunch Time

Sat Feb 23, 2019 – 12:00 pm | Domenico’s
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Lunch Time

Celebrating Women in Film | BIFF 2019Directed by Alireza Ghasem
Narrative Short
Iran | 16 min | 2017


A 16-year-old girl has come to the hospital to identify the body of her mother. The people in charge at the hospital – due to her young age – won’t let her into the morgue and ask her to bring her guardian instead. However, the girl insists that most of her family is in jail for criminal activities. Finally, after her insistence, they agree to let her into the morgue…



Lunch Time - Alireza GhasemiAlireza Ghasemi
Director

Alireza Ghasemi, born in 1990 Iran, received his bachelor degree from Tehran University of Art in film directing. He is currently a film studies master student at the Cinema and Theater Department of Tehran University of Art. He was the director of the 11th Nahal Student Short Film Festival, and later became a member of the Nahal Academy. In addition to writing and directing several short films, he has founded The Globe International Silent Film Festival in 2015.

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Film Information


Director: Alireza Ghasemi
Country: Iran
Year: 2017
Language: Persian
Runtime: 16 min.
Rated: PG-13

Credits


Writer: Alireza Ghasemi
Producer: Alireza Ghasemi
Cinematography: Mohamad Hadadi
Editor: Bahram Emrani

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Oblivion - Fatemeh Mohammadi

Oblivion

Sat Feb 23, 2019 – 12:00 pm | Domenico’s
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Oblivion

Celebrating Women in Film | BIFF 2019Directed by Fatemeh Mohammadi
Narrative Short
Iran | 15 min | 2018


Mehrbanoo tries everything to make her husband’s life, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, worth living. Rental issues and the absence of their children and grandchildren take their toll in this sensitive portrayal.



Oblivion - Fatemeh MohammadiFatemeh Mohammadi
Director

Oblivion - Poster

Film Information


Directors:  Fatemeh Mohammadi
Country: Iran
Year: 2018
Language: Persian, English
Runtime: 15 min.
Rated: PG-13

Credits


Producer:Iranian Young Cinema Society, Fatemeh Mohammadi
Writer: Hossein Amiri, Mohammad Davoudi, Fatemeh Mohammadi
Art Director: Fatemeh Mohammadi
Editor: Pooyan Sholevar

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Snail

Sat Feb 23, 2019 – 12:00 pm | Domenico’s
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Snail

Directed by Mohammad Torivarian
Narrative Short
Iran | 11 min | 2017


Three young Iranian boys along with a smuggler are clandestinely smuggling across the Iran-Turkey border. The smuggler only passes masculines through the border. In the middle of the way, he suddenly realizes that one of the passengers is hermaphrodite.


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Snail - Mohammad TorivarianMohammad Torivarian
Director

I was born in Iran in 1992 in Sanadaj city.I grew up in Sanandaj and my native language is Kurdish.
In 2008 I graduated from high school in Industrial Power.
I started cinema activity from 2007.I made 8 short films and documentaries and I have been In more than 40 cinematic and short films as sound recorder and bom Sound assistant and assistant Director.

Film Information


Director: Mohammad Torivarian
Country: Iran
Year: 2017
Language: Persian
Runtime: 11 min.
Rated: PG-13

Credits


Writer: Mohammad Torivarian
Producer: Mohammad Torivarian
Key Cast: Azita Hosseni, Babak Kazemian Moghadam,
Hossen Mehrpaima, Afshin Malaki

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Three Days in the Hole

Three Days in the Hole

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Three Days in the Hole

Celebrating Women in Film | BIFF 2019Directed by Candice Carella
Narrative Short
U.S.A. | 20 min | 2018


A young Yezidi girl, Luna, is captured during the the Islamic State’s siege of her home town Shingal/Sinjar, Iraq and sold as a slave. She must learn to survive in a windowless underground dungeon shared with two other captives, and with their help, she musters the strength required not only to stay alive, but to eventually escape for the sake of her people.


Three Days in the Hole

Three Days in the Hole - Candice CarellaCandice Carella
Director

Candice Carella studied fine art, photography and cinema at UCLA. Her first professional experience came working as a wardrobe stylist and costume designer for music videos working with several Grammy- award winning artists (Eminem, Moby, Gwen Stefani, etc.)and styling commercials for major name brands (British Telecom, Coors, Miller Genuine Draft, Comcast, McDonalds).

Candice’s desire to work on more narrative projects led her to work in costume departments on several high profile TV shows (Sons of Anarchy, Revenge, Crossbones, Underground, Great News) and feature films (50 First dates, Haywire, Mr. Church, Sandy Wexler).

With a strong desire to direct again, Candice wrote, produced and directed a 30 minute short “PONY” starring Xander Berkeley (Mommy Dearest, Sid & Nancy, Air Force One, Terminator 2, The Walking Dead) and Suzy Nakamura (Dodgeball, Togetherness, Dr.Ken, Avenue 5) which premiered on the festival circuit in 2015, screened in over 50 film festivals, won 32 Festival awards, and gained a distribution deal with Shorts International for all VOD platforms and a cable license deal to broadcast worldwide. In 2017 Candice wrote, produced and directed “THREE DAYS IN THE HOLE”  based on a true story.

Film Information


Directors: Candice Carella
Country: U.S.A.
Year: 2018
Language: English
Runtime: 20 min.
Rated: PG-13

Credits


Producers: MaryAnn Tanedo, Candice Carella, Brett Hedlund
Writer: Candice Carella, Desmond Nakano
Music: Joseph Conian
Cinematography: Brad Rushing

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