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Director: Boubaker Boukhari
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The film toured more than 70 film festivals around the world.
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2016/ UAE12 min/ Animation
The film follows Karouma, the unique gifted boy who is striving to break through and to leave his parents’ nest to pursue his dreams and live his life in its full potential.
Paul W. Poteete,
Alina Zygowska,
Nuria Pellicer,
Ahmed “Mario” Elrasheed Jumaa
Screenwriter: George Saad
Saadia Ganouni (Story)
Editor: Waleed Talal Al Madani
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Production Company(ies)
Creative Lab - twofour54
John Shaw
film festivals
film festivals Montana International Children’s Film Festival, USA
film festivals Sudan Independent Film Festival, Sudan
film festivals Cambodia International Film Festival, Cambodia
film festivals Anim!Arte - International Student Animation Festival, Brazil
film festivals Safe Community International Short Film Festival, Iran
film festivals Palestine Animation Festival-, Palestine
film festivals El Meu Primer Festival, Spain
film festivals Hsin-Yi Children Animation Award, Taiwan
film festivals Arab Film Festival Zurich, Switzerland
film festivals Wicked Film Festival, Australia
film festivals VideoBabel, Peru
film festivals XII Festival de Cine Infantil de Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela
film festivals Seville Animation Festival (Animalada), Spain
film festivals Grand OFF World Independent Film Awards, Poland
film festivals Euroshorts, Poland
film festivals Arab Film Festival, USA
film festivals Southampton International Film Festival, UK
film festivals Tunisian Festival of Animated Film-Ta7rik, Tunisia
film festivals Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF), UAE
film festivals Washington DC Independent Film Festival (DCIFF), USA
film festivals Lisbon Film Festival, Portugal
film festivals Festival International du Film pour l'enfance et la Jeunesse de Sousse (Sousse International Film Festival for Youth and Children), Tunisia
film festivals KINÉ, Muestra Internacional de Cortometrajes, Mexico
film festivals GOLDEN KUKER Sofia International Animation Film Festival, Bulgaria
film festivals Tehran International Silent Film Festival, Iran
film festivals Prokuplje Short Film Festival, Serbia
film festivals Athens Animfest, Greece
film festivals Garden Cine Film Festival, Brazil
film festivals Qumara International Film Festival, Iraq
film festivals Film Leben Festival, Germany
film festivals River Film Festival, Italy
film festivals International Cine a La Calle Short Film Festival, Colombia
film festivals Tlanchana Fest: Film and Digital Art Festival, Mexico
film festivals International Independent Film Fair of Bogotá (FECIBogotá), Colombia
film festivals Mostra Curta Vazantes: Cinema em Comunidade, Brazil
film festivals Colortape International Film Festival, Australia
film festivals SUPERTOON International Animation Festival, Croatia
film festivals International Children’s Film Festival (FesticineKids), Colombia
film festivals IndiEarth Animation Film Festival, India
film festivals International Film Festival Ojo al Piojo, Argentina
film festivals CEBU International Film Festival, Philippines
film festivals Montreal International Animation Film Festival – ANIMAZE, Canada
film festivals Cinema Perpetuum Mobile Short Film Festival, Belarus
film festivals Cardiff Independent Film Festival, UK
film festivals Alexandria Short Film Festival, Egypt
film festivals Karama Human Rights Film Festival, Jordan
film festivals Animation Chico, USA
film festivals Bridge of Arts Motivational Film Festival, Russia
film festivals Emirati Film Review in Krakow, Poland
film festivals MedFest Egypt
film awards
film awards Best Animation Film Award at the Pennine Film Festival, UK
Best Animation at the New York International Short Film Festival, USA
Best Animation at the Comme Il Faut International Film Festival, Belarus
Best Animated Film at the Kraljevski Film Festival, Serbia
Silver Remi Award at the Annual International Independent Film Festival (Worldfest-Houston), USA
Animation Honorable Mention at the FARCUME International Festival of Short Film Faro, Portugal
Best International Expat Short Award at the Korea International Expat Film Festival, Korea
Best Animation at the FILMMATIC Filmmaker Awards, USA
“Whether symbolic and based on true events, Karouma is a tale of triumph over adversity. Karouma reminds us we are as free and boundless as our imaginations.” Festival Reviews - Kierston Drier