Short Film | 2013



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Directed by: Nora Alsharif

Written by: Hatem Alsharif 

Produced by: Ana Moreno & AbdelSalam Akkad

Cinematography: Felix Wiedemann

Art Direction: Salim Shehade

Costume Design: Jamila Aladdin & Jessica Snyder

Original Music: Mohammed Sidiq

Sound Design: Victor Bresse

Edited by: Hans Lucas & Nora Alsharif

Ismail is a short film set in Palestine in 1949 and inspired by the late Palestinian Painter Ismail Shammout (1930-2006). The film is a social drama that explores the ideas of exodus, survival, escape, and brotherhood. It talks about Ismail’s daily life struggle to support his family after their expulsion to a refugee camp in 1948 by the Israeli forces, and his dream to go to Rome one day to learn painting.


Best Short Film | Arab Camera Festival 2013 | Rotterdam, Netherlands

Best Supporting Actor, Short Film | Evolution Film Festival 2013 | Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Best Film for Short Mediterranean Film Competition | Alexandria Mediterranean Countries Film Festival 2014 | Alexandria, Egypt

Best Film for Arab Short Competition | Alexandria Mediterranean Countries Film Festival 2014 | Alexandria, Egypt

Audience Award - US Shorts | Film Festival of Columbus 2014 | Columbus, OH USA



Reel Palestine Film Festival | Dubai, UAE

Palestinian Film Festival | Strasbourg, France

Ann Arbor Palestine Film Festival | Ann Arbor, MI USA

Festival du Cinéma européen de Lille | Lille, France

Madrid Palestine Film Festival | Madrid, Spain


London Short Film Festival | London, England

Muscat Film Festival | Muscat, Oman

Eyes on Palestine Film Festival | Brussels, Belgium

European Film Festival of Lille | Lille, France

Chicago Palestine Film Festival | Chicago, IL USA

Arab Film Festival Dallas | Dallas, Texas USA

Ismailia International Film Festival | Cairo, Egypt

Palestine Film Week | Turkey

MidEast Art Festival | Greece

Arab Women's Film Festival | Oman

International Uranium Film Festival | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cannes Film Festival | Short Film Corner | Cannes, France

Asian Film Festival | Tish, Morocco

ONE Country ONE Film, Apchat International Film Festival | Apchat, France

Middle East Alternative Sound and Arts Festival | Athens, Greece

Alexandria Mediterranean Countries Film Festival | Alexandria, Egypt

Evolution Film Festival | Los Angeles, CA USA

Chicago Arab American Festival  | Chicago, IL USA

Film Festival of Columbus | Columbus, OH USA

Zochrot International film festival | 48MM - International Film Festival on Nakba and return | Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel 


Editing Studio | Berlinale Talent Campus | Berlin International Film Festival | Germany

Palm Springs ShortFest | California, USA

Arab Film Festival - Jordan | Amman, Jordan

Evolution International Film Festival | Hollywood, California USA

Waharn Film Festival | Algeria 

Washington Palestine Film Festival | Washinton DC USA

Toronto Palestine Film Festival | Toronto, Canada  

Arab Film Festival | California, USA

Boston Palestine Film Festival | Boston, MA USA

Evolution International Film Festival | Mallorca, Spain

Arab Camera Festival | Rotterdam, Netherlands

Al-Kasaba International Film Festival | Ramallah, West Bank

Rendezvous Istanbul Film Festival | Istanbul, Turkey


Doha/Tribeca Film Festival | Doha, Qatar


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