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Song Sparrow


Song Sparrow


THEME: Around the World

THURSDAY  |  7 - 9 PM

Experimental, Narrative
2019 | 11 min. 43 sec.
Official Selection
Suggested Rating | PG-13
Country | Denmark, Islamic Republic of Iran
Language | No Dialogue
Producer | Farzaneh Omidvarnia
Director | Farzaneh Omidvarnia
Writers | Farzaneh Omidvarnia, Mehdi Rostampour
[Giffoni Film Festival • Galway Film • Yerevan Golden Apricot International Film Festival • Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival • HollyShorts Film Festival • Vancouver International Film Festival • Aesthetica Film Festival • Segreteria Sedicicorto International Film Festival • Canberra Short Film Festival • Corti in Cortile International Short Film Festival • Adriatic Film Festival • Festival Internazionale del Cortometraggio (CortoLovere) • Asiana International Short Film Festival • Corti di Lunga Memoria • Stockholm International Film Festival • London International Animation Festival  • PÖFF Shorts, Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) • Sulmona International Film Festival • St. Louis International Film Festival • Foyle Film Festival​]
Based on a real event, in Austria 2015, and in Ireland 2019...

A group of refugees tries to reach a safe country in search of a better life. They pay a smuggler to convey them across the boarders in a fridge truck. However, the freezing temperature of the truck turns their hopes for a better future into a fierce struggle for survival.
Eligible for Specialty Award:
  • Woman to Watch


Farzaneh Omidvarnia was born in Iran, Graduated from University of Tehran, and faculty of Fine Arts. She received a PhD in Design in 2015 from Technical University of Denmark. Following her graduation, she began to focus on creation of fabric sculptures and writing short stories. Her artworks soon appeared in several art exhibition in Europe and Iran, and she published her first collection of short stories in 2016. In 2017, she directed and produced her first animated film “To Be” (6 minutes, drama). The movie was acclaimed internationally and won prizes in different festivals. Her second film “Song Sparrow” has been completed in June 2019. She is now based in Copenhagen, Denmark.


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