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I AM SAMI

I AM SAMI

LANGUAGE: English

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 15 minutes
Year of production: 2014

SYNOPSIS

Living in a war zone, 10 year old Sami is forced to take decisions beyond his understanding; decisions that could deprive him of his childhood and change his life forever.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Joka Films & Footprint Films
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Bawar Landon
Nick Court
Bangen Ali
Beritan Yildiztan
Jawhar Osman

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Kae Bahar
Screenwriter: Kae Bahar
Producer: Kae Bahar, Mark Blaney, Jackie Sheppard
Director of Photography: Phil Wood
Sound: Brian Gray
Editing: Simon Pearce
Sound Editing: Jan Meinema
Music Composer: Alasdair Cooper

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Drama
Sub-genre: Children, Family & War
Language: English
Country of origin: United Kingdom/Kurdistan
Year of production: 2014
Total running time: 15 minutes
Shooting format: HD
Color type: Colour
Aspect ratio: 1.35: 1
Sound format: 5.1 surround

AWARDS

BEST ACTOR, BEST SCRIPT, BEST PRODUCTION AND BEST SHORT FILM AWARDS – HACELO CORTO INT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL – SALADILLO – ARGENTINA – 09-12/03/2017
BEST SHORT FILM AWARD – TETAWIN INT FILM FESTIVAL – TETAWIN – MOROCCO – 02-07/05/2017
BEST SHORT FILM AWARD – METRICAMENTE CORTO INT FILM FESTIVAL – TREBASELEGHE, ITALY– 29/10/2016
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARD – SHARJAH INT CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL – SHARJA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES– 23-28/10/2016
BEST SCRIPT – LA RIOJA ES DE CINE - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJE & CINE INDEPENDIENTE – LOGORNO, SPAIN– 01-02/10/2016
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD - ONE COUNTRY ONE FILM– MAIRIE D’APCHAT, FRANCE– 29-31/07/2016
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD – FESTIVAL CORTO CIUDAD REAL– CIUDAD REAL – SPAIN – 26/06-02/07/2016
BEST EDITING AWARD – COFFI CORTOGOLOBO FILM FESTIVAL – CASTELO DORIA, ANGRI (SA) – ITALY – 28-30/04/2016
BEST FILM AWARD – BABYLON INT FILM FESTIVAL – BABYLON – IRAQ – 24-26/04/2016
BEST FILM AWARD – QUMRAH INT FILM FESTIVAL – BASRA – IRAQ – 16-20/04/2016
SPEICAL JURY MENTION – FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM ORIENTAL DE GENEVE – GENEVE – SWITZERLAND – 11-17/04/2016
BEST FICTION FILM AWARD – CROSSROAD FILM FESTIVAL – MADISON / MISSISSIPPI – USA – 31/03-03/04/2016
BEST FILM AWARD – NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS – RALEIGH – USA – 26/02/2016
BEST FILM AWARD – INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF CINEMA AGAINST TERRORISM – ERBIL – KURDISTAN – 01-03/02/2016
BEST FILM AWARD – FESTIVAL DE CINE Y VINO CIUDAD DE LA SOLANA – LA SOLANA – SPAIN – 30NOV – 5THDEC/12/2015
SPEICAL JURY MENTION – CORTO CORTO MON AMOUR F. F. – CINISI – ITALY – 19-26/11/2015
BEST FILM AWARD – CORTISONANTI F. FEST – NAPOLI – ITALY – 01-20/11/2015
BEST FILM AWARD – INT INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL – PUBLICISTYKA – KOZLE – POLAND – 23-25/10/2015
BEST FICTION FILM AWARD – PROTESTA FESTIVAL DE CRITICA SOCIAL – BARCELONA – SPAIN – 18-25/10/2015
BEST FILM AWARD & AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD – TERMITA INT. F. FEST – PONFERRADA – SPAIN – 02-10/10/2015
AWARD OF MERIT – INT.F. FEST. FOR PEACE INSPIRATION AND EQUALITY – JAKARTA – INDONESIA – 14-22/09/2015
BEST FILM AWARD – F. INT. DU FILM POUR L’ENFANCE ET LA JEUNESSE DE CHEFCHAOUEN – 9-13/09/2015
2nd BEST FILM AWARD INDIE GATHERING FILM FEST – HUDSON, OHIO – USA – 27-30/08/2015
BEST PROFESSIONAL FILM AWARD – REEL TO REEL INT. F. F. – KINGS MOUNTAIN – USA – 22- 25/07/2015
BEST FILM AWARD – HYART F.F. – LOVELL – USA 1-18/06/2015
BEST FILM AWARD – BRIDGE SHORT F.F. – PONTE SAN NICOLO – ITALY 14 -16/05/2015
BEST DIRECTOR & BEST FILM AWARDS – FLORIDA MOVIE.F. – FLORIDA – USA 1 -3/05/2015
BEST SHORT FILM AWARD CMS INT. CHILDREN F. F. – LUCKNOW – INDIA -7-14/2015
SPEICAL JURY MENTION – EL CORTO DEL AÑO – MADRID – SPAIN 1 -10/12/2014
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD – HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL – SLEMANY – KURDISTAN 1-7/12/2014
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD – VILLA DI NOIA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL – NOIA – SPAIN 7-14/12/2014
BEST FOREIGN FILM AWARD - TWO SHORT NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL – UK 11-12/12/2014
BEST FILM – GOLDEN ORCHID AWARD – CINEMAFEST – MEXICO 14-23/11/2014
BEST FOREIGN FILM AWARD – CINEMA DE MACAE. FILM FESTIVAL – RIO DE JANIRO– BRAZIL 12-22/11/2014
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD - 24FPS INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL – USA 7-8/11/2014
BEST FILM 3RD PRIZE – WILLIAMSTOWN FILM FESTIVAL – USA 5-9/11/2014
SPECIAL MENTION – CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENCE INT. FILM FESTIVAL – COLOMBIA 22-25/10/2014
BEST FILM AWARD NEW HORIZON - BAGHDAD INT. FILM FESTIVAL – IRAQ 13-19/10/2014
SPECIAL AWARD FRIENDS OF THE ART – MESTRE FILM FESTIVAL – ITALY 17-18/10/2014
BEST SCRIPT, BEST DIRECTOR & BEST FILM AWARDS – AIM INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL – INDIA 27-31/08/2014
BEST FILM 3RD PRIZE – BANGALORE FILM FESTIVAL – INDIA 22-24/08/2014
BEST FICTION FILM AWARD – EL PECADO FILM FESTIVAL – SPAIN 5-9/08/2014
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD – TRINITY INT. FILM FESTIVAL – USA 1-2/08/2014
BEST EDITING AWARD – 1ST ERBIL INT. FILM. FESTIVAL – KURDISTAN 1-6/06/2014