We received 100 short film submissions form film makers in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US. Three Submissions made it to our Grand Final: Albert, Pitfall and Saad’s Olive Tree. Congratulations to Writer and Director Ahmad Zayeri (Iran) of Saad’s Olive Tree for producing a stunning short film that deeply moved and amused, in equal measure, every person that saw it.
The film tells the story of a Syrian child who lost sight of a mortar shell when he was playing with his friends. The child imprisons himself at home while the mother tries in various ways to free him. In an innovative way, with the help of the inhabitants of the neighbourhood who still remain in this war torn town.
Writer & Director: Ahmad Zayeri (Iran); DOP:Mohamad Rahim
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We have two film categories for the 2018 Earl’s Court Film Festival. Earl’s Court Shorts and Short Film Submissions. Film submission can be entered free of charge (before 22 July 2018). Click below to get in touch with us.