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Wasteland

Director: Latifa Said
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Winner of more than 15 awards from international film festivals and got selected at over 50 film festivals.
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2017/ France - Algeria - Portugal14 min/ Drama
Original Title
Terrain Vague
SYNOPSIS
Set in the suburbs of a big city. Omar, a worker from Maghreb, feels uncomfortable with women. Ambivalent, either he’s fascinated by them, or they make him afraid. When he meets Rita, a hooker, he tries to surpass his complex, discovering his own sexuality.
CAST
Slimane Dazi
Delphine Grandsart
Rachid Taha
CREW
Screenwriter: Latifa Said
DOP: Yannig Dumoulin
Editor: Aurélie Noury
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Production Company(ies)
Saudade Productions
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Producer(s)
Latifa Said
Rodrigo Areias
film festivals
Pineapple Underground Film Festival (PUFF), Hong Kong
Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal
Avanca Film Festival, Portugal
FerFilm – International Film Festival, Ferizaj, Kosovo
LatinArab International Film Festival, Argentina
Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival, Hungary
Pacific Meridian, Vladivostok, Russia
Sydney World Film Festival, Australia
Curta Açores, Portugal
Terra di Siena Film Festival, Italy
Festival de Cinema de Girona, Spain
Montecatini International Short Film Festival, Italy
Delhi Shorts International Film Festival, India
Human Rights Free Zone Film Festival, Belgrade, Serbia
Izmir Short Film Festival, Turkey
Alter-Native International Short Film Festival, Romania
AFC Global Fest, Kolkata, India
Filmfest Düsseldorf, Germany
Paris Courts Devant, France
Ekadeshma International Short Film Festival, Nepal
Le Maghreb des Films – Rencontres Cinématographiques, France
Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal
C’Est Pas la Taille Qui Compte!, France
Blue Danube Film Festival, Austria
London Shorts Film Festival (LSFF), UK
Festival Internacional de Cine La Picasa, Argentina
Un Court Tournable, France
Ascona Film Festival, Switzerland
Sguardi Altrove International Woman's Film Festival, Italy
Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF), Egypt
La Fête du Court-Métrage, France
Rios – Festival Internacional de Cinema Documental e Transmédia, Portugal
Festival d'Annaba du Film Méditerranéen (FAFM), Algeria
Panorama des Cinémas du Maghreb et du Moyen-Orient, France
Festival Internacional de Cine de Piélagos, Spain
Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Cine a la Calle, Colombia
Festival Internacional de Cine del Cono Sur, Chile
Festival du Film de Femmes de Fontenay-le-Fleury, France
Laterale Film Festival, Italy
Muestra de Cortos Europeos, Argentina
Franco Arab Film Festival, Amman, Jordan
Festival des Cinémas Arabes à Paris, France
Almaty Indie Film Festival, Kazakhstan
RomAfrica Film Festival, Italy
Cisterna Film Festival – Festival Internazionale del Cortometraggio, Italy
Africajarc, France
Kraljevski Film Festival, Serbia
Bengaluru International Short Film Festival (BISFF), India
Aphrodite Film Awards, USA
Mostra Livre de Cinema, Brazil
Saturnia Film Festival, Italy
FestiFrance, Brazil
Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Flor Azul, Argentina
International Short Film Festival of Cyprus (ISFFC), Cyprus
Sose International Film Festival, Armenia
Mzansi Women's Film Festival (MWFF), South Africa
London International Motion Picture Awards (LIMPA), UK
Kurz Film Festival Diessen am Ammersee, Germany
Libres // Émois, France
VisuElles Film Festival, Canada
Marmaris International Short Film Festival, Turkey
Mindel Shorts, Cape Verde
Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck, France
Festival Écran Libre, Aigues-Mortes, France
Festival du Film de Sarlat, France
Festival du Film Franco-Arabe de Noisy-le-Sec, France
Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival, Greece
CinEuphoria Awards, Portugal
Copper Coast International Film Festival (CCIFF), UK
MEDFF – Mediterranean Film Festival, Italy
Short to the Point International Film Festival, Romania
Porto Femme – International Film Festival, Portugal
Festival Maghrébin du Film d'Oujda, Morocco
Lucania Film Festival, Italy
film awards
Special Jury Mention at the Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck, France
1st Saladelle d’Or Prize at the Festival Écran Libre, Aigues-Mortes, France
Grand Prize for Best Short Film at the Festival du Film de Sarlat, France
Jury Award for Best Fiction at the Festival du Film Franco-Arabe de Noisy-le-Sec, France
Cinematic Achievement Award at the Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival, Greece
Best Short, Best Director in a Short Film, Best Actress in a Short Film, Top Short Films of the Year at the CinEuphoria Awards, Portugal
Best Director at the Copper Coast International Film Festival (CCIFF), UK
Best 35mm at the MEDFF – Mediterranean Film Festival, Italy
Special Jury Award at the Short to the Point International Film Festival, Romania
Special Mention at the Porto Femme – International Film Festival, Portugal
Best Director at the Festival Maghrébin du Film d'Oujda, Morocco
Best Actor, Best Actress, a Special Mention at the Lucania Film Festival, Italy