Killing Bagheera

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Screened at nearly 30 prestigious film festivals around the world, winning nearly a dozen of awards
Produced by The University of Television and Film in Munich, which was selected as one of the 15 best film schools worldwide by Variety and The Hollywood Reporter for multiple years
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2022/ Germany - Syria13 min/ Drama
Alan and Bekes are refugees and want to enter Europe. This simple premise forms the narrative for a claustrophobic and intense drama surrounding friendship, courage, dreams, and how displaced individuals live.
Dara Lalo
Sipan Hasan


Screenwriter: Anita Hauch, Sharyhan Osman
DOP: Dominik Boros
Editor: Muschirf Shekh Zeyn

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Production Company(ies)
The University of Television and Film Munich

Seren Sahin

film festivals
Durban International Film Festival, South Africa
Odense International Film Festival, Denmark
Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival, Canada
International Short Film Festival of Cyprus, Cyprus
Hofer Filmtage, Germany
Interfilm Berlin Short Film Festival, Germany
International Inter-University Short Film Festival, Bangladesh
Baku International Short Film Festival, Azerbaijan
Biberacher Filmfestspiele, Germany
Türk Fi̇lm Festi̇vali̇ Frankfurt
Turkey/Germany Film Festival in Nuremberg
Watersprite Film Festival
Wendland Shorts Film Festival
International Short Film Week Regensburg - FFF Förderpreis
Palm Springs International ShortFest, US
Rabat International Author Film Festival, Morocco
Toronto Arab Film Festival, Canada
In the Palace International Short Film Festival, Bulgaria
Grand River Film Festival, Canada
Athena Film Festival, US
Izmir International Refugee Film Festival, Turkey
Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival, Germany
River Film Festival, Italy
Filmschoolfest Munich, Germany
Filmfest Dresden, Germany
Madani International Film Festival in Indonesia
Duhok International Film Festival, Iraq
Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland
Athens International Film and Video Film Festival, Greece
Bahrain Film Festival, Bahrain
film awards
Best Short Film at the Biberacher Filmfestspiele
Best Short Film on Refugees at the International Inter-University Short Film Festival
Best Short Film at the Türk Fi̇lm Festi̇vali̇ Frankfurt
Best Short Film at the Turkey/Germany Film Festival in Nuremberg
Wychwood Media Social Impact Prize at Watersprite Film Festival
Young Director Award at Wendland Shorts Kurzfilmfestival
Golden Prize at the Wendland Shorts Kurzfilmfestival
The Window to Bavaria Award at the Regensburg Short Film Week
“The film’s tense atmosphere managed to keep audiences hooked until the very last minute.”
Pasant Elzaitony — Sada El Balad English