ADFF and OSN Partner to Present Short Films During October
In partnership with the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, OSN Movies
Festival will broadcast eight remarkable short films throughout
October, revisiting some of the most memorable shorts from ADFF's
Beginning October 6, OSN will present a
different short film every Thursday and Friday evening this month.
By launching this new partnership, the endeavor provides those who
make short films with broader audiences, and viewers with the
chance to experience this distinctive format, well represented by
the artistic merit of the selected films.
These eight films come from around the world and distill a
fascinating diversity of subject matter into mere minutes:
diplomacy between Iran and the United States, modernization in
China, or a blind child's yearning for freedom. Whatever the topic,
each of these short films offers an opportunity to explore new
viewpoints, rethink our perceptions of the world or simply enjoy
Each short film begins at 8 p.m. in the UAE (7 p.m. KSA) and is
followed by a double bill of feature-length films at 8:30 p.m.
(7:30 p.m. KSA).
Babel: A visually stunning short film that provides a
peek into contemporary China and the world of two peasants in
search of a better life.
Conversation Piece:A clever pseudo-musical inspired by
jazz cornetist Rex Stewart's 1966 recording of the same name.
Mouja: A bittersweet film that follows a young man as he
realizes his grandmother's stories are more complex than they first
Diplomacy: A fictional look at how well-intentioned
translators alter the tension of Iranian-American relations.
Rita: The powerful tale of a blind Sicilian girl, her
overprotective mother, a wounded stranger and the claustrophobic
world they share.
Spring 89: A short film that follows Camelia and Sarah
through the final spring of the 1980s and the last days of their
The Six Dollar Fifty Man: A movie that follows a boy as
he leaves his world of make-believe superheroes to deal with
Tripoli Quiet: The story of a Lebanese cab driver who
finds a boy - alone and silent - in the backseat of his car.