A film by Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf

fiction - 13'


On a Mediterranean shore, a Syrian Father makes a decision that puts his daughter’s life at risk.


With Ziad BAKRI (The Father) and Zayn KHALAF (The Daughter)
Script : Rana KAZKAZ
Script consultant : Magali NEGRONI
Cinematography : Eric DEVIN
Sound : Lucas ALBERT
Editing : Monique DARTONNE
Music : Kinan AZMEH
1st Assistant director : Laure-Anne NICOLET
Production design : Ramin RAMINI
Sound mix : François LOUBEYRE
Producers : Raphaël ALEXANDRE
Line producer : Ossama BAWARDI
Production manager : Zain DURAIE


  • 1st Prize at the Rencontres du Cinéma Européen de Vannes (France)
  • Diploma of Merit at the Tampere Film Festival (Finland)
  • Youth Award at the IBAFF – Murcia (Spain)
  • Best Short Film at the BBC-Arabic Film Festival (UK)
  • Best Short Film at the Festival Traversées of Lunel (France)
  • Best Short NYU Florence at the Middle East Now Festival (Italy)
  • Silver Award and Student Award at Clap89 in Sens (France)
  • Best Film at the BBC Arabic Festival of London (UK)
  • Special Mention at International Film Festival of Lanzarote (Spain)
  • Best International Short Film at the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival of Melbourne (Australie)
  • Best Foreign Film at the Windy City Film Festival of Chicago (USA)
  • Special Mention - Youth Jury at the Festival du film en plein air of Grenoble (France)
  • Jury Honorary Mention at the Festival du Film Franco-Arabe d’Amman (Jordan)
  • Best Short Film at the Generator +18 au Giffoni Experience Film Festival (Italia)
  • Special Mention at the Molise Cinema Festival (Italia)
  • Public Prize 2017 at the Psarokokalo Festival of Athens (Greece)
  • Best Drama at the Salute Your Shorts Festival of Los Angeles (USA)
  • Best Woman Director at the festival Salute Your Shorts of Los Angeles (USA)
  • Best Young Actress at the Festival Corto Weekend of Corto Monte Varese (Italia)
  • Bronze Medal at the Manhattan Short (USA)
  • Student Jury at the 12è rencontres Films Femmes Méditterranée (France)
  • Jury Special Prize at the Festival du court-métrage méditerranéen de Tanger (Marocco)
  • Human Rights Prize at the Festival du Film de Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux (France)
  • Red Citation Humanitarian Award at the 24fps International Short Film Festival de Abilene (USA)
  • Special Mention at the Ekadeshma International Short Film Festival of Katmandou (Népal)
  • Best Short Film at the Ajyal Youth festival of Doha (Qatar)
  • Special Mention at the Festival du Film Franco-Arabe of Noisy-le-sec (France)
  • Best Short Film at the Ekadeshma International Film Festival of Amman (Jordanie)


  • Sundance Festival 2017 (USA)
  • Dubai International Film Festival 2016 (UEA)
  • Cinemed – Festival du cinéma méditerranéen de Montpellier 2016 (France)
  • Festival Tous Courts – Aix-en-Provence 2016(France)
  • Sharm el Sheikh Arab and European Film Festival / SHAEFF 2017 – Egypt
  • Rencontres du Cinéma Européen of Vannes 2017 – France
  • Tampere Film Festival 2017 – Finland
  • Green Mountain Film Festival - Vermont 2017 – USA
  • Festival International du Film of Aubagne 2017 (OC) – France
  • BBC Arabic Festival - London 2017 – United Kingdom
  • Festival de cinéma Traversées of Lunel 2017 – France
  • Arab Film Festival / ALFILM - Berlin 2017 – Germany
  • Fribourg International Film Festival / FIFF 2017 – Switzerland
  • Middle East Now - Florence 2017 – Italia
  • Lanzarote International Film Festival 2017 – Spain
  • Panorama des Cinémas du Maghreb et du Moyen-Orient / PCMMO 2017 - Paris/Seine Saint-Denis - France
  • Human Rights Arts and Film Festival of Melbourne 2017 – Australia
  • Shubbak Festival - London 2017 – United Kingdom
  • Arab Film Festival - Amsterdam 2017 - Netherlands
  • Beirut Cinema Days - Beirut 2017 – Lebanon
  • Ibn Arabi International Film Festival of Murcia / IBAFF 2017 – Spain
  • Sarasota Film Festival 2017 – USA
  • Underexposed Film Festival yc - Rock Hill 2017 – USA
  • Barcelona International short and animation film festival / Mecal 2017 – Spain
  • MOOOV 2017 Brussels - Belgium
  • Rincon Film Festival 2017 – Puerto Rico
  • Twister Alley Film Festival - Woodward, OK – USA
  • Georgetown University Film Festival - Georgetown - USA



Produced by GEORGES FILMS in coproduction with SYNÉASTES FILMS, in association with PHILISTINE FILMS. Produced with the participation of ARTE FRANCE, with the support of THE PRINCE CLAUS FOUNDATION FOR CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT with the BRITISH COUNCIL. With the participation of the CNC, with the support of the RÉGION ÎLE-DE-FRANCE, with the support of David Martinon, Muna Sukhtian, Khaled and Zein Masri, and Royal Jordanian, in collaboration with Ma3mal 612 Productions.