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ELEPHANTBIRD

Short Film (Drama, Dark Comedy)

a film by Masoud Soleili (Afghanistan)

A mini-bus is on a journey across the mountains to Kabul. Each person on the bus has a reason to take this journey. An old man is traveling to give a turkey to his grandchild, as his last wish before dying. However, the main road is blocked by insurgents. They decide to use an alternative road, which is not very secure, and there is still the possibility of getting caught by insurgents.

DIRECTOR’S BIO

Amir Masoud Soheili is an internationally awarded short filmmaker, Festival director and programmer. He has been one of the seven most honored Iranian short filmmakers in 2015.

Masoud Was born in 1988 in Mashhad, Iran and studied cinema in Indonesia and South Korea. 


His second short film "Blue eyed boy" (2014) he won 20 international awards from more than 140 international film festivals. 


He was member of the juries of the 10th Yogya Netpac Asian Film Festival (2015) ,Viddsee Juree awards competition in Indonesia (2016), Avanca International Film Festival in Portugal (2016 and 2018), SAARC Film Festival in Sri Lanka (2017) and International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala in India (2018) and Malatya International Film Festival in Turkey(2018). 


He is co-founder and creative director of "Asia Peace Film Festival" in Islamabad, Pakistan and programmer of "Changing Perspective Intentional Film Festival" in Istanbul,Turkey. He was also worked as a festival director of Inaugural "Safe Community" International Film Festival in Mashhad, Iran (2017) .