Warsha

a film by

France, Lebanon | 15' | 01/2022 | fiction

Mohammad is a crane operator working in Beirut. One morning he volunteers to take on one of the tallest and notoriously most dangerous cranes in Lebanon. Away from everyone’s eyes, he is able to live out his secret passion and find freedom.

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Dania Bdeir

Biography

Dania Bdeir is a Lebanese-Canadian award-winning writer & director. She’s a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective and has an MFA in directing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 2019 she was selected as a Berlinale Talent and participated in its Short Film Station with Warsha. She is currently based in Dubai and is developing her first feature film Pigeon Wars.

Filmography

  • Warsha (short, 2022)
  • In White (short, 2017)
  • Kaleidoscope (short, 2014)
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Crew

Director: Dania Bdeir
Screenplay: Dania Bdeir
Producer: Inter Spinas Films: Coralie Dias
Co-Producers: Né à Beyrouth Films: Pierre Sarraf
Associate producers: GoGoGo Films: Carine Ruszniewski – Mohammed Fakhro
Cinematographer: Shadi Chaaban
Sound Design: Régis Diebold, Mathieu Z’Graggen
Editor: Ali J. Dalloul
Composer: Hello Psychaleppo
Production Designer: Perrine Villemur, Rita Chaghoury
VFX: La Planète Rouge
Cast: Khansa

Festivals

  • Sundance Film Festival, United States (20 – 30 January, 2022)
    Short Film Competition Won: Best International Short Film: Fiction
  • Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, France (28 January – 5 February, 2022)
    National Competition
  • Tampere Film Festival, Finland (9 -13 March, 2022)
    International Competition Won: Best Fiction Award
  • SXSW, United States (11 – 19 March, 2022)
    Short Film Competition
  • BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival, United Kingdom (16 – 27 March, 2022)
    Official Selection
  • Akbank Short Film Festival, Turkey (21 – 31 March, 2022)
    Perspective
  • REGARD – Festival international du court métrage au Saguenay, Canada (23 – 27 March, 2022)
    Official Competition Won: Jury Prize of the Festival
  • Panorama des cinémas du Maghreb et du Moyen-Orient, France (23 March – 11 April, 2022)
    Official Selection Won: Audience Award for Fiction Film
  • Martovski Festival – Belgrade Documentary And Short Film Festival, Serbia (29 March – 3 April, 2022)
    Competition Won: Best Cinematography
  • Festival Traversées, France (1 – 9 April, 2022)
    Short Film Competition
  • Aspen Shortsfest, United States (5 – 10 April, 2022)
    Competition 
  • Movies that Matter Festival, the Netherlands (8 – 16 April, 2022)
    Short Film Competition
  • Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival, United States (8 – 17 April, 2022)
  • Florida Film Festival, United States (8 – 17 April, 2022)
    Official Short Film Selection
  • Ciné en herbe, France (11 – 13 April, 2022)

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Press materials

EPK: Click here

Stills, poster & director’s photo: Click here

Dialogue list English & French: Click here

Downloadable trailer: Click here

Excerpts: Click here