ACTRA presents the MISAFF16 carefully curated shorts program this year. We had over 150 shorts submissions this year so the programmers Saba Bokhari, Nariman Ansari and Mariam Bokhari had the difficult task of selecting the most appropriate titles for our MISAFF16 audience. Buy your tickets to the shorts program here.
FISH - Saman Hosseinpuor
An old couple are living in an apartment, the man is sleeping and the woman is doing housework. The lady wants to change the fish tank’s water but it slips out of her hand and falls on the ground. They've ran out of water and there’s no water for the fish. But with the help of the man they find water for it.
HERE AND ELSEWHERE - Hira Nabi
A father writes a future letter to his daughter while filming her early childhood. Set in Portugal and Germany, in the early 90s, this short layers the personal and the political, weaving together the narratives of immigration, memory, political upheaval, and fatherhood.
UNCONSCIOUS WITH OPEN EYES - Zahra Jafari
Modern diseases not only harm the patient but also cause an extreme disturbance to the family and the consequences are debatable. What could be done in such situation? How people who are involved, react to it? This film has a quick look at a day of the life of an Alzheimer’s patient.
TO THE SEA - ufuk çavuş
Adem is a fisherman who is living in an old coastal village house with his sick brother Yunus and Yunus’s wife Emine. Adem and Emine taking care of Yunus who writhing in the grip of a deadly disease.
Chameleon - Reza Dhaya
Aiden is an undocumented migrant from Ireland living in Toronto. Labouring under the table, Aiden does his best to make a living and pass as a Canadian while trying to land an office job. When his girlfriend, Poorti, falls ill, he is forced to choose between risking his deportation and getting her the emergency medical attention she needs.
SHARBAT - Jayesh Hariharan
A young Indian girl - with an insatiable thirst for knowledge in a stifling patriarchal society - is forced to take a decision that will change her life forever when she realizes what her father has planned for her future