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Over Mij by Ali Asgari 

Young Fatima is rushed to the hospital by her father. She has a secret that she can only tell to the doctor. What will the doctor tell her father?

About Me is based on many true stories. The film acts as a plea to the world to not objectify women to such degrading heights as to check whether they are deemed pure in the eyes of their loved ones. 

Original Title: Over Mij
Year of production:  2022
Length: 15'
Country: Netherlands
Shooting Format: 2K
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

Dialogue: Dutch

Director: Ali Asgari
Producers: Maryam Tarami
Production Company: Damondi Works
Writer: Ali Asgari
Cinematographer: Yavuz Selim Isler
Editor: David Heemstra
Sound Designer: Camiel Povel, Coen Bruins
Music: Áron Gunst
Production & Costume Designer: Meret Wellmann
Cast: Mayra Pitambersingh, Alan Yadegarian, Winnie Augustus

Festival distribution: Lights On 

Festival selections: 
Warsaw Film Festival 2022, Poland - World Premiere Oscar® qualifying

PÖFF Shorts Black Nights Film Festival 2022, Estonia Oscar® qualifying

Izmir International Short Film Festival 2022, Turkiye Oscar® qualifying

Corto Dorico Film Festival 2022, Italy 
Selected Dutch Shorts SEE NL 2023

BUFF Malmö International Film Festival 2023, Sweden 

21st IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival 2023 Oscar® qualifying

Movies that Matter Festival 2023 Netherlands 
Dieciminuti Film Festival 2023 Italy 

Close Up Film Festival 2023, Canada 

San Sebastian Human Rights Film Festival 2023, Spain 
Akbank Sanat International Short Film Festival 2023 

Ifsak Short Film Festival 2023, Turkye 

Shanghai International Film Festial 2023, China 

Huesca International Film Festival 2023, Spain Oscar® qualifying

International Short and Animation Festival Mecal 2023, Spain 

Philosophical Film Festival 2023

Independent Producers Indie Film Festival 2023, Romania

Palm Springs International ShortFest, U.S. Premiere 24 June 2023 United States Oscar® qualifying

**Special Mention International Film and Human Rights Festival of Valencia 2023, Spain

Festival Mecal Barcelona 2023, Spain 

Cisterna Film Festival 2023, Italy

Svaneti International Film Festival 2023, Georgia 

**Winner Special Jury Prize and Best Live Action Short Fiction Film at the 20-th edition of International Festival of Red Cross and Health Films 2023

OFF Odense International Film Festival 2023, Denmark Oscar® & EFAqualifying

Metropolis Film Festival 09-10 September 2023, Milan Italy 

Imagine India International Film Festival 01-16 September 2023, Madrid Spain 

CineSud Shift Film Forum 12-17 September 2023, Netherland 

Visioni Corte Film Festival 30 September-07 October 2023, Gaeta Italy 
SediciCorto International Film Festival 06-15 October 2023, Italy 
Oscar® qualifying Theatrical screenings in San Francisco 22-28 September 2023, United

20minmax International Short Film Festival, 03-12 November 2023, Germany

Chicago International Children's Film Festival 03-19 November 2023, United StatesOscar® qualifying

Reggio Film Festival 06-12 Novemver 2023, Italy

Tangier Film Festival 08-11 November 2023, Morroco

Ikuska International Short Film Festival 11-18 November 2023, Spain 

Cairo Film Festival 2023 

EU Human Rights Film Days Turkiye 2023 

Sex Education Film Festival 29 January - 3 February 2024, Spain 

Victoria Film Festival 2 - 11 February 2024, Britisch Columbia 

Nice Weather for Ducks by Damon Blalack 

Hunted by a secret, a young woman runs from her own past, until a mysterious stranger provides her with a fresh perspective.

Original Title: Nice Weather for Ducks
Status:  Post-production 
Length: 11'
Country: Netherlands
Shooting Format: 2K
Dialogue: English 

Director: Damon Blalack
Producers: Maryam Tarami
Production Company: Damondi Works
Writers: Yassin Salim, Damon Blalack 
Cast: Lizzy Akinbami, Susanne Middelberg, Yusuf Sels 

Editor: Jeremy van der Pas 

Released at the Red Dirt Film Festival 16 April 2023 and LA Shorts 2023 

**Winner Best 48 Hour Film at the Red Dirt Film Festival United States 
**Winner Honorable Mention at 
World Impact Film Festival United States  

This project was written, developed and made within 2 weeks during a cross-cultural exchange. The main purpose of the project was cross-cultural experience and intercultural learning.