3 Logical Exits

A film by

Denmark, United Kingdom, Lebanon | 15' | 01/2020 | documentary

A sociological meditation on the different “exits” that young Palestinians choose, in order to cope with life in the refugee camps.

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Mahdi Fleifel

Biography

Born in Dubai, Mahdi Fleifel lives and works between Denmark, England and Greece. A graduate of the UK’s National Film & Television School, he studied Fiction Directing under Stephen Frears and Pawel Pawlikowski. In 2010 he founded the London based production company Nakba FilmWorks with Irish producer Patrick Campbell.

Fleifel’s critically acclaimed debut feature, A WORLD NOT OURS, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and received over 30 awards, including the Berlinale Peace Prize, and the Edinburgh, Yamagata and DOC:NYC Grand Jury Prizes. He was named Best New Nordic Voice at Nordisk Panorama, and received the New Talent Award at CPH:DOX in 2013.

In 2016 Fleifel won a Silver Bear for A MAN RETURNED. His follow up, A DROWNING MAN, was selected in the Official Competition at Cannes, and was nominated for a BAFTA. His last film, I SIGNED THE PETITION, won Best Documentary Short at IDFA and was nominated for the 2018 European Film Awards.

Filmography

  • 3 Logical Exits – 2020 – short film
  • I Signed the Petition – 2018 – short film
  • A Drowning Man – 2017 – short film
  • A Man Returned – 2016 – short film
  • 20 Handshakes for Peace – 2015 – short film
  • Xenos – 2014 – short film
  • A World Not Ours – 2012 – documentary feature
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Crew

Director: Mahdi Fleifel
Producer: Mahdi Fleifel
Executive Producer: Amal Alaeddine
Cinematographer: Mahdi Fleifel & Talal Khoury
Sound: Dario Swade
Editor: Michael Aaglund
Production assistant: Walid Taha

Festivals

  • International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands (22 January – 2 February, 2020)
    Ammodo Tiger Shorts Competition
  • MoMA’s Doc Fortnight, United States (5 – 19 February, 2020)
    Official Selection
  • Tampere Film Festival, Finland (4 – 8 March, 2020)
    International Competition
  • Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg, Germany (11 – 18 March, 2020)
    International Competition
  • Glasgow Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (18 – 22 March, 2020)
    International Competition
  • Haifa Independent Film Festival, Israel (25 – 29 March. 2020)
    Official Selection
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (1 – 5 April, 2020)
    International Competition
  • Festival Cinéma Arabe, the Netherlands (26 – 31 May, 2020)
    Official Selection
  • Vienna Shorts International Short Film Festival, Austria (28 May – 2 June, 2020)
    Fiction & Documentary Competition Special Mention
  • Huesca International Film Festival, Spain (12 – 20 June, 2020)
    Short Documentary Competition
  • Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia (6 – 23 August, 2020)
    Short film competition
  • DokuFest International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo (7 – 15 August, 2020)
    International Short Documentary Competition
  • Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina (14 – 21 August, 2020)
    European Shorts
  • Glasgow Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (19 – 23 August, 2020)
    International Competition
  • OFF – Odense International Film Festival, Denmark (24 – 30 August, 2020)
    Danish & Documentary Competition
  • Open City Documentary Festival, United Kingdom (9 – 15 September, 2020)
    UK Shorts Competition
  • Leiden International Short Film Experience, Netherlands (10 – 13 September, 2020)
    Official Selection
  • Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland (17 – 27 September, 2020)
    Offical Selection
  • PRINDIE: Princeton Independent Film Festival, United States (18 – 20 September, 2020)
    Competition

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Press materials

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Stills, poster & director’s photo: Click here

Dialogue list English: Click here

Downloadable trailer: Click here