Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions



LANGUAGES: Farsi, English | SUBTITLES: English

Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Auto-ethnographic, Queer, Reflexive, LGBTQ, GAY
Running Time: 20 Min
Year of production: 2019


Synopsis written by 36th Kasseler Dokfest:
A film that addresses and a film that shows a processing through media: a fearless and strong autobiographical examination. LETTER TO MY MOTHER chooses a radically intimate perspective. It is an examination that touches upon the centre of the pain and that dares to look precisely. It finds exact scenes for despair and cruelty and searches openly for ways of coping.

Synopsis written by 35th Lovers Film Festival:
"A heartfelt letter to tell the mother the most painful of secrets. Amina, who in 2002 was the small protagonist of Ten by Kiarostami is now a transgender director who tries to make her voice heard, understood, and be understood."


Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions


Director: Amina Maher
Screenwriter: Amina Maher
Producer: Amina Maher
Director of Photography: David Simon Groß
Sound: Benedikt Ludwig, Alex Feldman, Adam Asnan
Editing: Amina Maher
Sound Editing: Benedikt Ludwig, Alex Feldman
Music Composer: Ynez de Zilón


Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Auto-ethnographic
Sub-genre: Hybrid, Reflexive
Language: Farsi, English
Country of origin: Malaysia, Iran & Germany
Year of production: 2019
Total running time: 19 Min
Shooting format: 16.9 Full HD
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 16.9
Sound format: Stereo mix, 5.1 Surround Mix, Stereo


23rd Indie Memphis Int. Film Festival
Special Jury Prize and Audience Award, Experimental Competition
15th Mexico Shorts
Special Jury Prize, International Documentary Competition, International Queer Shorts Competition (LGBTQIA+)
Venice Intercultural Film Festival
Winner of Best Short Doc. on Human Rights
Indiex Film Festival
Winner of the Best Short Doc.
Impact Docs Awards
Winner of the Award of Recognition
12th Tagore International Film Festival
Winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award
Luminous Frames Film Festival
Winner of the Best Documentary Short
Ontario International Film Festival
Winner of Best Int. Documentary Film
3rd Rangkarmi International Short Film Festival
First Prize in Documentary Category
15th Bridge Film Festival
Winner of Best Dramatic Short Film
Alternative Film Festival
Award Best Writer International
New Wave International Short Festival.
Winner Best LGBT Film
Screen Power Film Festival
Best Experimental Film
Indo French International Film Festival,
Special Jury Award
Asian Cinematography Awards (ACA)
Award Winner Best Experimental Short film, Best LGBTQ Short film
Lulea International Film Festival
Award Winner, Category LGBT Film