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Director: Ahmad Saleh
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The film is a Students Academy Awards winner.
Winner of more than 20 international awards.
Ayny is based on a tragic incident that the director himself experienced in Askar, one of the oldest refugee camps near the city of Nablus in the Palestinian autonomous areas, ten years ago.
Ayny is Ahmad Saleh’s Academy of Media Arts Cologne graduation film.
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2016/ Germany - Jordan - Palestine11 min/ Stop motion animation
Two young boys run away from their mother’s protection and slack line on the danger of war to play music with the instrument they always dreamt to have.
Ahmad Saleh (Voice)
Screenwriter: Ahmad Saleh
DOP: Lionel Poutiaire Somé
Editor: Ahmad Saleh
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Production Company(ies)
Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Stefan Gieren
film festivals
film festivals World premiere at the Dubai International film Festival, UAE
film festivals Beirut Cinema Days, Lebanon
film festivals Animate Palestine Festival (Animate. Ps), Palestine
film festivals Queens World Film Festival (QWFF), USA
film festivals Sudan Independent Film Festival (SIFF), Sudan
film festivals ALFILM - Arab Film Festival Berlin, Germany
film festivals Palm Springs International Shortfest in California, USA
film festivals Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts, Egypt
film festivals Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, Germany
film festivals International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany
film festivals Festival Ciné-Palestine in Paris, France
film festivals Arab Film Festival Australia, Australia
film festivals Boston Palestine Film Festival, USA
film festivals Ajyal Youth Film Festival, Qatar
film festivals Batroun Mediterranean Film Festival (BMFF), Lebanon
film awards
film awards Gold Medal for Best Foreign Animation in 2016 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in Los Angeles
Amarji Alsumaria Award at the Amarji International Film Festival For Short Films in Al Najaf, Iraq
Best Third Movie - Film Competition from Outside Iraq at the Qumrah International Film Festival in Iraq
Karama Feather Award for Best Jordanian Film at the Karama Human Rights Film Festival in Jordan
Best Animation at the Lebanon International Film Festival
Best Short Film Award at the Valletta Film Festival in Malta
Audience Award for Best Short Film at Mizna's Twin Cities Arab Film Festival in Minnesota, USA
“The simplicity that hides depth, suffering and the power of dreams, whatever the odds, is one of the film's strengths, in addition to its ability to extract a large amount of contradictory feelings due to the fate of the characters that the director built and stirred and through which he created his profound message.” Said Abo Maala - Ultrapal (Arabic)