Al-Sit

Director: Suzannah Mirghani
Rights:
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Nabbed the Canal+/Cine+ Award, which was presented by the French channel Canal Plus Cinema within the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
The Arab short film with the highest number of awards in 2021
Ismailia international film festival for documentaries and shorts voted unanimously to award Al Sit film the Best short film award.
Recipient of a production grant from Doha Film Institute.
A film made by women for women highlighting women’s rights.
Al-Sit Poster
2020/ Sudan - Qatar20 min/ Drama
SYNOPSIS
In a cotton-farming village in Sudan, 15-year-old Nafisa has a crush on Babiker, but her parents have arranged her marriage to Nadir, a young Sudanese businessman living abroad. Nafisa’s grandmother Al-Sit, the powerful village matriarch, has her own plans for Nafisa’s future. But can Nafisa choose for herself?
CAST
Mihad Murtada
Rabeha Mohammed
Mohammed Magdi
Haram Basher
CREW
Screenwriter: Suzannah Mirghani
DOP: Khalid Awad
Editor: Abdelrahim Kattab
Suzannah Mirghani
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Producer(s)
Suzannah Mirghani
film festivals
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France
Ajyal Film Festival, Doha, Qatar
Beirut International Women Film Festival, Lebanon
Zanzibar International Film Festival, Zanzibar
Toronto Arab Film Festival, Canada
Tampere Film Festival, Finland
Malmo Arab Film Festival, Sweden
Huesca International Film Festival, Spain
Busan International Short Film Festival, Korea
The European Independent Film Festival, France
Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts, Egypt
The Quibdó Africa Film Festival, Congo
International short & independent film festival (ISIFF), Dhaka
Nepal International Film Festival (NIFF), Nepal
Seattle International Film Festival
Silicon Valley African Film Festival
LA Shorts International Film Festival
Berlin Interfilm Festival
Nashville Film Festival
New Orleans Film Festival
film awards
Best Director at the Beirut International Women Film Festival, Lebanon
Best Short Film and Chairman’s award at the Zanzibar International Film Festival, Zanzibar
The Audience Choice Award, and the Jury Award for Most Promising Filmmaker for the film’s director at Toronto Arab Film Festival, Canada
The Grand Prix at the Tampere Film Festival, Finland
Two awards at Malmo Arab Film Festival, Sweden
Best Script award and Special Mention at Huesca International Film Festival, Spain
Special Jury award at Busan International Short Film Festival, Korea
Award for Excellence in Arab Filmmaking at The European Independent Film Festival, France.
SUDU Prize for Best Short Film at The Quibdó Africa Film Festival, Congo
Best short film at Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts, Egypt
Canal+ Award at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France
Best Short Film and Sakura Award at Universo Corto, Italy
The Fevoss Solidarity Award at San Giò Verona Film Festival, Italy
Best of Fest at LA Shorts International Film Festival, USA
Best Short Film at Bronzelens Film Festival, USA
Best International Film at DC Black Film Festival, USA
Audience Award at Vigata Film Festival, Italy
Best Short Film at Nuuk International Film Festival, Greenland
Best Cinematography at Linz International Short Film Festival, Austria
Special Mention at Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico
Special Mention at SorsiCorti Film Festival, Italy
Narrative Short Film Award at Silicon Valley African Film Festival, USA.
Bagmati Award for Best International Short Film at Nepal International Film Festival (NIFF), Nepal
Best Fiction Award at International short & independent film festival (ISIFF), Dhaka
Best Short Film at LA Shorts International Film Festival, USA
Best Live Action at Berlin Interfilm Festival, Germany
Bes Narrative Short at New Orleans Film Festival, USA