PROGRAMMES

FILMMAKERS’ PROGRAMME

Omid Abdollahi

Iran, Islamic Republic of

Omid Abdollahi was born in Shiraz, Iran in 1978. A BA graduate of cinema (editing), he is a member of Iranian Short Film Association (ISFA) and Iranian Documentary Filmmakers Association now.

    Film

  • Bandage

    A man goes home after buying a mirror. The house is quiet, but the shattered mirror in the frame indicates some events have happened before.

    Fiction | Iran | 2011 | 0:09:00

    Prize & Screenings:

    17th Thai Short Film and Video Festival, Thailand, 2013
    7th Sardinia International Short Film Festival, Italy, 2012
    5th Abu Dhabi Film Festival, United Arab Emirates, 2011

  • Glimmer

    An old optician is going to close his optometry shop due to his weak eyesight. But there is still a client who has not referred to receive her spectacles yet.

    Fiction | Iran | 2012 | 0:17:00

    Prize & Screenings:

    Jury’s Special Mention at the 35th Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France, 2013
    Jury Prize at the 16th Ismailia International Film Festival, Egypt, 2013
    21th ARCIPELAGO International Festival of Short Films and New Images, Italy, 2013

  • Hostess

    A middle aged woman reluctantly accepts to take part in his son’s nightly party, but not as a guest. She is the hostess.

    Fiction | Iran | 2014 | 0:19:00

    Prize & Screenings:

    20th Geneva International Film Festival/Festival Tous Écrans, Switzerland, 2014
    31th Tehran International Short Film Festival, Iran, 2014


Rafael Bolliger

Switzerland

Rafael studied film in Spain, and returned to Switzerland in 2009 where he still works as a commercials director. He’s represented by Rosas & Co. Films in Switzerland.

    Film

  • Circleline

    A man runs out of gas on a very, very long street.

    Fiction | Switzerland | 2009 | 0:03:13

  • Falling

    Relationships don't last forever.

    Fiction | Switzerland | 2010 | 0:04:56

  • Der Barber

    A man on the run from the law visits a barbershop to change his look.

    Fiction | Switzerland | 2013 | 0:09:34

    Prize & Screenings:

    shnit International Shortfilmfestival

  • Clones

    When a man awaits surgery on board of a space station he realizes that he needs to defeat his fear of losing his identity before the neural backup can be completed - or he might die forever.

    Fiction | Switzerland | 2015 | 0:14:14

    Prize & Screenings:

    NIFFF 2015