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AYANEH

AYANEH

LANGUAGES: Dari, Swiss German, English | SUBTITLES: English

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 14 min
Year of production: 2019

SYNOPSIS

Set in Switzerland, our story follows Ayaneh, a young refugee from Afghanistan. One day at a public swimming pool she meets Anna and instantly feels attracted to her. As the relationship between the two women develops, Ayaneh is confronted with growing resistance from her religious family.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: CognitoFilms
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Afsaneh Dehrouyeh
Ladina von Frisching
Mo Ahmadi
Mithra Zahedi

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Nicolas Greinacher
Screenwriter: Nicolas Greinacher
Producer:Rajko Jazbec, Dario Schoch
Director of Photography: Carlotta Holy-Steinemann
Sound: Mourad Keller
Editing: Rolf Lang
Sound Editing: Jacques Kieffer
Music Composer: Ilario Circosta

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Drama
Sub-genre: LGBTQ+
Language: Dari, Swiss German, English
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year of production: 2019
Total running time: 14 min
Shooting format: digital
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 1.78
Sound format: 5.1

AWARDS

Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA
YOUTH JURY AWARD FIRST PRIZE BEST LGBTQ FILM

Los Angeles Film Awards, USA
BEST LGBTQ FILM

Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, South Africa
BEST LESBIAN SHORT FILM

East Village Queer Film Festival, USA
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD

Muskoka Queer Film Festival, Canada
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

Seattle Queer Film Festival, USA
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD FAVORITE LESBIAN SHORT FILM

qFLIX 2020; America’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival, USA
JURY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SHORT FILM

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

1. Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA
2. HollyShorts Film Festival, USA
3. Foyle Film Festival, United Kingdom
4. Los Angeles Film Awards, USA
5. Out on Film Atlanta, USA
6. Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, South Africa
7. Arena Cinelounge Hollywood, USA
8. International Queer & Migrant Filmfestival, Netherlands
9. NewFest – New York’s LGBTQ Film Festival, USA
10. OutReels Cincinnati, USA
11. Holebifilmfestival, Belgium
12. International Queer Film Festival Merlinka, Serbia
13. Rainbow Visions, Canada
14. Zinegoak, International LGTB Film and Performing Arts Festival, Spain
15. ClexaCon Film Festival, USA
16. Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Australia
17. New Renaissance Film Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands
18. Outfest Fusion Film Festival, USA
19. Roze Filmdagen, Netherlands
20. Antwerp Queer Arts Festival, Belgium
21. Queer and Migrant Exhibition, Croatia
22. Tag! Queer Shorts Festival, USA
23. Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival, USA
24. FilmOut San Diego, USA
25. SERILE FILMULUI GAY International Film Festival, Romania
26. Wicked Queer: Boston’s LGBTQ Film Festival, USA
27. Pink Apple Filmfestival, Switzerland
28. London Lesbian Film Festival, Canada
29. Muskoka Queer Film Festival, Canada
30. OUTshine Film Festival – Miami Edition, USA
31. FIRE!! Barcelona Film Festival, Spain
32. PROUD Film Festival, Denmark
33. QFest St. Louis, USA
34. The Bush Films, USA
35. LA Queer Film Festival, USA
36. KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, India
37. Provincetown Film Festival, USA
38. Brighton & Hove Pride’s Official LGBTQ+ Film Festival, UK
39. Faroe Islands‘ International Minority Film Festival
40. Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival, USA
41. Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, USA
42. Long Beach QFilm Festival, USA
43. Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, USA
44. Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, USA
45. Vinokino Film Festival, Finland
46. Connecticut LGBTQ Film Fevstival, USA
47. Thessaloniki International LGBTIQ Film Festival, Greece
48. Reel Affirmations: Washington, DC’s LGBTQ Film Festival, USA
49. East Village Queer Film Festival, USA
50. Way OUT West Film Fest, USA
51. GAZE Dublin LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Ireland
52. Awareness Film Festival, USA
53. Reel Q: Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival, USA
54. Fresno Reel Pride Lgbtq+ Film Festival, USA
55. Festival du film LGBT de Paris „Chéries Chéris“, France
56. Pride Film Festival in Chicago, USA
57. ImageOut: Rochester LGBT Film Festival, USA
58. Desperado LGBTQ Film Festival, USA
59. Seattle Queer Film Festival, USA
60. qFLIX 2020; America’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival, USA
61. Kaleidoscope LGBTQ+ Film Festival, USA
62. Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Hong Kong
63. Ljubljana LGBT Film Festival, Slovenia
64. Beirut Love Film Festival, Lebanon