Exclusive Interview with Farbod Ardebili, the director of Oscar-qualifying film FORBIDDEN TO SEE US SCREAM IN TEHRAN

We were given the wonderful opportunity to speak with Farbod Ardebili about his film Forbidden to See Us Scream in Tehran whose film is eligible to be considered for a 2022 Academy Award in the Live Action Short Film category. This beautiful piece of art examines the importance, as well as the suppression, of artistic industries and, in this film, women in these industries. Ardebili … Continue reading Exclusive Interview with Farbod Ardebili, the director of Oscar-qualifying film FORBIDDEN TO SEE US SCREAM IN TEHRAN

Javier Marco’s Oscar Contender Short Film ‘Face To Face (A La Cara)’ – Review

The world of social media has opened many doors. From contacting people across the globe to having international news on demand, millions of possibilities lie at people’s fingertips. But there’s another side to the world of instant contact. Javier Marco’s short film “Face to Face” (A la Cara) touches on the darker side of social media. The story his film tells is one that is, … Continue reading Javier Marco’s Oscar Contender Short Film ‘Face To Face (A La Cara)’ – Review

Suzannah Mirghani’s AL-SIT challenges women’s empowerment

Many times we take for granted the freedom of choice we have living in a western society. Coming from a typically Pakistani background myself I can really relate with the  culture in this beautifully depicted film. Many women do not have the freedom to choose whom they marry, especially in small villages. Al-Sit follows the story of young Nafisa (Mihad Murtada) who lives in a village … Continue reading Suzannah Mirghani’s AL-SIT challenges women’s empowerment

Tadeusz Lysiak’s short film THE DRESS beautifully captures disability and intimacy

Desire. It’s what makes a person tick. Desire influences how each and every one of us behaves. In Tadeusz Łysiak’s live action short film “The Dress”, desire is the driving force behind every choice the protagonist, Julka, makes. Julka (Anna Dzieduszycka) is a young woman working at a motel who develops an attraction to a truck driver, Bogdan (Szymon Piotr Warszawski). Julka is a young … Continue reading Tadeusz Lysiak’s short film THE DRESS beautifully captures disability and intimacy