Safiyyah

A short film by Mattis Ohana Goksøyr

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"We found the film to be an incredibly realistic, nuanced and dynamic portrayal of a meeting between two people whose instant attraction and similarities are upended by societal and traditional boundaries. It pulls of the impressive feat of condensing several important and timely messages into such a short and effective runtime, all while still managing to inject humor and genuine human connection into the fray." 
- Ilya Tovbis, Artistic Director, Washington Jewish Film Festival
Selections:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival 2019 - Short film Competition - Grimstad, Norway
The Movies On War Film Festival 2019 - Nordic Competition under 60 min - Elverum, Norway
Courts Mais Trash festival 2020 - Official Selection - Brussels, Belgium
Cortisonici International Short Film Festival 2020 - Official Selection - Varese, Italy
Festival International du Film d'Aubagne 2020 - Official Selection - Aubagne, France
29th Muestra Internacional de Cine de Palencia 2020 - Official Selection - Palencia, Spain
15th The Myrtle Beach International Film Festiva 2020l - Official Selection - South Carolina, USA
Directors Note - Official Selection
30th Washington Jewish Film Festival - Official Selection - Washington, DC, USA
4th Aaretaler Kurzfilmtage - Münsingen, Berne, Switzerland  
11th Skepto International Film Festival - Cagliari, Italy
7th MICE - Mostras International Cinema Educatio - Valencia, Spain
8th Festival of Nations - Weyregg, Austria
5th International Alexandria Short Film Festival Alexandria, Imathia, Greece
Unknown Film Festival - Ekaterinburg, Russia
5th Shots International Independent Short Film Festival - Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
10th Sandpoint Film Festival - Sandpoint, Idaho, USA
23rd Religion Today Film Festival - Trento, Italy
12th SESIFF - Seoul International Film Festival - Seoul, Korea
3th Filmzeitkaufbeuren Film Festival - Kaufbeuren, Germany
17th DC Shorts International Film Festival - Washington DC, USA
16th International Short Film Festival Detmold - Detmold, Gemany
14th Festival International De Verin - Ourense, Spain
7th Toronto Jewish Film Festival - Toronto, Canada
32nd Boston Jewish Film Festival - Boston, USA
10th Arlington Film Festival - Watertown, Massachusetts, USA.
6th Frankly Film Festival - Cincinnati, USA​​​​​​​
2nd Festival International De Cine Austral
Written & directed by Mattis Ohana Goksøyr         
Features Arian Kashef & Ragnhild Meling Enoksen
Producer: Henrik Zwart      DOP: Benjamin Mosli        Edit: Tormod Berge      Sound design: Andreas Waag Martinsen
Set-sound: Helge Bodøgaard      Gaffer: Jon André Haakvåg       Grader: Raymond Gangstad    
Composer: Magnus Bonesmo      Stylist: Wenche Luther        Graphic design by Maja Hyggen

Supported by The Art Council Norway and Viken Film Center.
Represented by Aug&Ohr Medien
     

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