The protagonist of the story faces a dilemma of choosing between sense and sensibility regarding one’s innermost feelings. He has been judged from the very beginning by the ones closest to him. The fear of these never-ending judgments fills him with doubt and he has to work against the clock to achieve his goal as he knows that one’s true identity is what matters most to them.

Credits

  • Sajjad Shahhatami: Director
  • Sajjad Shahhatami: Writer
  • Behrooz Hashemian: Producer
  • Mohammad Narimani: Producer
  • AmirHossein Sabbaghan: Key Cast, “Man”
  • Nasim Moslemi: Key Cast, “Woman”
  • Maryam Najafi: Key Cast, “Doctor”
  • Samareh Barazandeh: Key Cast, “Psychologist”
  • Hanan Azizi: Key Cast, “Reservation”
  • Niloofar Azizi: Key Cast, “Nurse 1”
  • Paniz Golshahi: Key Cast, “Nurse 2

Specifications

  • Project Type: Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Completion Date: April 10, 2021
  • Production Budget: 3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming: Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Language: Persian
  • Shooting Format: RAW
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.2:35
  • Film Color: Color
  • Student Project: Faculty of Art and Architecture of Islamic Azad University Tehran Center Branch

Screenings / Awards

  • 36th Santa Barbara International Film Festival Santa Barbara
    United States
    May 1, 2021
    American primiers
    official selection international Live-Action Shorts
  • 75th Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Salerno salerno
    Italy
    November 22, 2021
    italian Premiere
    official selection international Short Film Program
  • 73th Montecatini International Short Film Festival Montecatini Terme, PT
    Italy
    November 2, 2022
    Montecatini Terme Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 55th Humboldt Int’l Film Fest Arcata, CA
    United States
    April 18, 2022
    Arcata Premiere
    Official Narrative short program
  • 41st Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival Minneapolis, MN
    United States
    May 5, 2022
    Minneapolis Premiere
    Official Selection Short – Fiction
  • 39th Festival de Cine de Bogotá Bogotá
    Colombia
    October 20, 2022
    Bogota Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 36th Reel Q: Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    United States
    October 10, 2021
    Pennsylvania Premiere
    official selection international Live-Action Shorts
  • 35th Braunschweig International Film Festival Braunschweig
    Germany
    November 1, 2021
    National premiere
    official selection international Narrative Shorts
  • 34th Out On Film, Atlanta’s LGBTQ Film Festival Atlanta, Georgia
    United States
    September 23, 2021
    Gerorgia
    official selection international Narrative Shorts
  • 34th aGLIFF / Prism Film Festival Austin, Texax
    United States
    American primiers
    official selection international Live-Action Shorts
  • 30th Ecocine Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    August 11, 2022
    Rio de Janeiro Premiere
    Official Selection Short Program
  • 29th festival Short Of The Year Madrid, Madrid
    Spain
    March 12, 2022
    Madrid Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 28th Reel Affirmation Film Festival: Washington DC’s International LGBTQ Film Festival Washington, District of Columbia
    United States
    October 21, 2021
    Washington premiere
    official selection Men’s Short Films
  • 28th Festival du film LGBTQI de Paris Chéries-Chéris Paris, Île-de-France
    France
    November 19, 2022
    Official Selection
    Paris Premiere
  • 27th OUTSOUTH Queer Film Festival Durham, North Carolina
    United States
    August 11, 2022
    Durham Premiere
    Official Selection Narrative Short Film
  • 27th Split Film Festival / International Festival of New Film Split
    Croatia
    September 1, 2022
    Croatia Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 26th Mix México Festival Ciudad de México, Ciudad de México
    Mexico
    June 8, 2022
    Mexico Premiere
    Official Selection Short Film
  • 25th Sonoma International Film Festival Sonoma, California
    United States
    March 23, 2022
    Sonoma Primiere
    official selection international Short Film Program
  • 25th NewFilmmakers NY New York, NY
    United States
    October 12, 2021
    New York Primiere
    official selection international Short Film Program
  • 25th Kyoto International Student Film and Video Festival Kyoto
    Japan
    February 1, 2023
    Japan Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 23th Soria International Short Film Fest Soria
    Spain
    November 14, 2021
    Spain Primiere
    official selection international Short Film Program
  • 23th Reelout Queer Film Festival Kingston, Ontario
    Canada
    January 31, 2022
    canadian premiere
    QT BIPOC Shorts Program
  • 22nd Nickel Independent Film Festival Newfoundland and Labrador
    Canada
    June 13, 2022
    Newfoundland and Labrador Premiere
    Narative Drama
  • 22nd Nevada City Film Festival Nevada City, CA
    United States
    August 26, 2022
    Nevada City Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 23rd Black Bear Film Festival Milford, Pennsylvania
    United States
    October 14, 2022
    Milford Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 22nd Annual FILMOUT SAN DIEGO LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL San Diego, CA
    United States
    September 8, 2022
    San Diego Premiere
    Best International Short Film
  • 22nd Veus d’en Face Festival International du Film LGBTQIA+ de Grenoble Grenoble, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    France
    October 8, 2022
    French Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 21th Cinhomo International Film Festival _ LGBT Valladolid
    Spain
    March 25, 2022
    ValladolidPrimiere
    official selection international Short Film Program
  • 21th International Competition of Short Films El Pecado Llerena, Badajoz
    Spain
    August 4, 2022
    Badajoz Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 20th Route 66 Film Festival Springfield, Illinois
    United States
    November 5, 2021
    Illinois Premiere
    Best Foreign Film
  • 20th Tiburon International Film Festival Tiburon, CA
    United States
    November 19, 2021
    Tiburon Primiere
    official selection international Short Film Program
  • 19th Accolade Global Film Competition La Jolla, CA
    United States
    Only judges will see your film. There is no public screening – so Accolade will not interfere with your plans for a public premier
    Award of Excellence Special Mention: Film Short , Humanitarian Awards: Award of Distinction
  • 18th The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival Eugene, Oregon
    United States
    May 1, 2022
    official selection international Short Film Program
  • 18th Santa Cruz Film Festival Santa Cruz, CA
    United States
    October 6, 2022
    Santa Cruz Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 17th Early Bird International Student Film Festival Sofia
    Bulgaria
    October 1, 2021
    Bulgarian Premiere
    official selection international Short Fiction Film Program
  • 17th Topanga Film Festival Topanga, CA
    United States
    October 4, 2022
    Topanga Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 17th Heritage Film Festival Largo, MD
    United States
    November 17, 2022
    Maryland Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 16th Central Florida Film Festival Mount Dora, Florida
    United States
    January 21, 2022
    Florida Primiere
    official selection international Short Film Program
  • 16th International Short and Independent Film Festival Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    February 25, 2022
    Dhaka Primiere
    official selection international Short Film Program
  • 16th River Film Festival Porta Portello, Padova
    Italy
    June 1, 2022
    Padova Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 16th International Festival of Audiovisual Production for Children and Adolescence Kolibri La Paz, La Paz
    Bolivia, Plurinational State of
    October 15, 2022
    Bolivia Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 15th crossroads International Film Festival Uskudar, istanbul
    Turkey
    October 1, 2021
    Turkey Premiere
    official selection international Narrative Shorts
  • 15th The Poppy Jasper International Film Festival Morgan Hill, CA
    United States
    April 6, 2022
    Morgan Hill Primiere
    official selection international Short Film Program
  • 15th Arkansas Shorts Hot Springs, Arkansas
    United States
    January 8, 2022
    ArkansasPrimiere
    official selection international Short Film Program
  • 15th Festival International De Cortometrajes Univercitaros Chiclayo, Lambayeque
    Peru
    October 6, 2022
    Peru Premiere
    Best Short Fiction Award
  • 14th Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Philadelphia, PA
    United States
    November 4, 2021
    Philadelphia Primiere
    official selection international Short Film Program
  • 14th OnScreen Film and Video Festival Williamsport, Pennsylvania
    United States
    Semi-Finalist
  • 14th Festival Angaelica Pasadena, CA
    United States
    December 21, 2021
    official selection Connecting Creators with Capita
  • 14th Rofife Rotary Short Film Festival Ankara
    Turkey
    March 17, 2022
    Ankara Primiere
    official selection international Short Film Program
  • 13th La Pecca LGTBI Short Film Contest Sevilla
    Spain
    November 1, 2021
    Spain Primiere
    official selection international Short Film Program
  • 13th International Inter University Short Film Festival Bangladesh, Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    September 30, 2021
    Bangladesh Premiere
    Best Screenplay
  • 13th Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival North Dakota, Fargo
    United States
    American primiers
    official selection international Narrative Shorts
  • 13th Reel Out Charlotte Film Festival Charlotte, North Carolina
    United States
    November 5, 2021
    North Carolina Premiere
    official selection international Short Film Program
  • 13th Festival FEMUJER “Cine con un sexto sentido” Santiago Domenico
    Dominican Republic
    March 19, 2022
    Best International Short Film
  • 13th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival Mumbai, Maharashtra
    India
    June 1, 2022
    Maharashtra Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 13th Autumn Short Films Festival Somerset, KY
    United States
    September 22, 2022
    kentucky premiere
    Official Selection
  • 12th Jehlum Short & Long Film Festival Bangalore
    India
    November 9, 2021
    Indian Primiere
    official selection international Short Film Program
  • 12th Santo Domingo OutFest Santo Domingo
    Dominican Republic
    December 2, 2021
    Dominican Primiere
    official selection international Short Film Program
  • 12th Figari Film Fest Olbia, OT
    Italy
    June 19, 2022
    OT Premiere
    Official Selection Short Film MKT
  • 12th Daroca & Prisión Film Fest Daroca, Aragon
    Spain
    September 1, 2022
    Aragon premiere
    Finilist
  • 12th CortoDino Film Festival torre annunziata, napoli
    Italy
    November 23, 2022
    Napoli Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 11th The Digital Gate International Film Festival Algiers
    Algeria
    December 1, 2021
    Algeria Primiere
    Best Photography Awrds
  • 12th Enimation Festival, International Children and Youth Film Festival Maribor
    Slovenia
    November 8, 2022
    Slovenia Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 11th Tracce cinematografiche Film Fest Nettuno, Roma
    Italy
    June 27, 2022
    Roma Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 11th International Festival of Film and Video Kayche’ Visual Textiles mexico
    Mexico
    October 7, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 11th Shorts Not Pants Toronto, Ontario
    Canada
    November 18, 2022
    Tornto Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 10th The Jozi Film Festival Johannesburg
    South Africa
    September 30, 2021
    South Africa Premiere
    Best International Short Fiction Film
  • 10th PrideArts Film Fest Chicago, IL
    United States
    March 21, 2022
    Chicago Primiere
    official selection international Short Film Program
  • 10th Independent Cinema Film Festival Art Club Pavlos Paraschakis Greece Athens, Greece
    Greece
    October 3, 2022
    Greece Premiere
    Official Selection Short Film
  • 10th the West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival Morgantown, West Virginia
    United States
    April 22, 2022
    West Virginia Premiere
    Official Selection Narrative Short
  • 10th Movimiento en Movimiento Mexico City, Mexico City
    Mexico
    September 23, 2022
    Mexico City Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 10th MICE Film Festival Valencia, Valencia
    Spain
    September 26, 2022
    Valencia Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 10th Fabriano Film Fest Fabriano, Marche
    Italy
    December 1, 2022
    Finalist
  • 9th international Queer Film Festival Playa del carmen Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo
    Mexico
    November 18, 2022
    Quintana Roo Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 9th Pink City International Short Film Festival Jaipur, Rajasthan
    India
    September 15, 2022
    Jaipur Premiere
    BEST LGBTQ SHORT FILM
  • 9th Piton International Film Festival Philadelphia, Pa
    United States
    October 6, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 9th OUT at the Movies International Film Fest Winston-Salem, NC
    United States
    October 1, 2022
    Winston-Salem Premiere
    Official selection
  • 8th International Film & Entertainment Festival of Australia Constitution hill, Nsw
    Australia
    February 10, 2022
    official selection international Short Film Program
  • 8th FINDECOIN – Independent International Short & Feature Film Festival Puerto la Cruz
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    February 22, 2022
    Puerto la Cruz Primiere
    Best LGBT Film
  • 8th Kaleidoscope LGBTQ+ Film Festival Little Rock, AR
    United States
    May 19, 2022
    Little Rock Premiere
    Official Selection Narrative Shorts
  • 8th International Iranian Film Festival of Zürich Zürich, Zürich
    Swaziland
    May 26, 2022
    Switzerland Premiere
    Official Selection Short Film
  • 8th Student Cuts film festival Ljutomer
    Slovenia
    May 12, 2022
    Slovenia Premiere
    Fiction Film
  • 8th Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival Buffalo, NY
    United States
    August 19, 2022
    Buffalo Premiere
    Nominate Best International Short Film
  • 8th Reading Film Fest Reading, PA
    United States
    October 27, 2022
    Reading Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 8th VIII Premio Fausto Rossano Napoly
    Italy
    October 15, 2022
    Best Short Category
  • 7th Ridgway Independent Film Festival Ridgway, Colorado
    United States
    November 12, 2021
    Colorado Primiere
    The Craig Childs Award
  • 7th Nukhufest New York, NY
    United States
    official selection international Short Film Program
  • 7th The Royal Starr Film Festival Royal Oak, Michigan
    United States
    September 8, 2022
    Michigan Premiere
    Nominate Best International Short Film
  • 7th The Cine Libre Festival Antioquia, Colombia
    Colombia
    September 14, 2022
    Colombia Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 7th Soundscreen Film Festival Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna
    Italy
    September 27, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 7th Hobnobben Film Festival Fort Wayne, Indiana
    United States
    October 13, 2022
    Indiana Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 7th Queer Film Festival München München, Bayern
    Germany
    October 12, 2022
    Bayern Primiere
    Official Selection
  • 7th Nahia film fest Granada, Spain
    Spain
    November 11, 2022
    Granada Premire
    Official Selection
  • 6th Colortape International Film Festival Brisbane, QLD
    Australia
    November 4, 2022
    Brisbane Premiere
    Official Selection Short Fiction
  • 6th Ramstage International Film & Tv Festival Ramsgate, Kent
    United Kingdom
    June 9, 2022
    United Kingdom Premiere
    Official Selection Short Narrative Film
  • 6th Duemila30- International Sustainability Film Festival & Experience Milano, Lombardia
    Italy
    May 6, 2022
    Milan Premiere
    Official Selection Short film
  • 6th Trame Indipendenti Pisa, Toscana
    Italy
    June 1, 2022
    Toscana Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 6th Out & Loud – Pune International Queer Film Festival Pune, Maharashtra
    India
    July 14, 2022
    Pune Premiere
    Official Selection Short Film
  • 6th South Film and Arts Academy Festival Rancagua, O’Higgins
    Chile
    August 16, 2022
    Chile premiere
    Best LGBT Short Film – Lead Actor Honorable Mention In a Short Film
  • 6th QueerX Fest Los Angles, CA
    United States
    September 12, 2022
    West Hollywood, California
    Official Selection
  • 6th Festival Internacional de Cine de la No Violencia Activa Held in different cities
    Spain
    October 1, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 6th Art is Alive Film Festival New York, New York
    United States
    November 15, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 6th Kwanzaa Film Festival New York, New York
    United States
    October 26, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 6th Durham Region International Film Festival Oshawa, Ontario
    Canada
    October 2, 2022
    Ontario Premiere
    Best International Short Award Winner
  • 5th Cinevoyage International Film Festival Mumbai, Maharastra
    India
    February 23, 2022
    Mumbai Premiere
    Nominate Best Professional Movie – Best Editor – Best Sound Designer
  • 5th One Earth Awards Bangalore, Karnataka
    India
    March 30, 2022
    Official Selection Best Short Film – Fiction
  • 5th Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival Jim Thorpe, PA
    United States
    April 21, 2022
    Jim Thorpe Premiere
    Official Selection Short
  • 5th Vero Beach Film Festival Vero Beach, Florida
    United States
    June 9, 2022
    Official Selection Dramatic short
  • 5th BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival Cary, North Carolina
    United States
    September 15, 2022
    Cary Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 5th Med-Limes “Ai Confini del Mediterraneo” Salerno, Campania
    Italy
    June 4, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 5th Five Continents International Film Festival lecheria
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    December 1, 2021
    Venezuela Primiere
    Best Lgbt Short Film – Audience Award 3rd Place – Special Mention Director Short Film – Best Supporting Actress Short Film – Special Mention Cinematography Short Film
  • 5th Kine Muestra Internacional de Cortometrajes Puebla, Puebla
    Mexico
    November 15, 2022
    Puebla Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 5th Gimpo International Youth Film Festival Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do
    Korea, Republic of
    November 19, 2022
    Korea Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 4th Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival Cincinnati, OH
    United States
    July 7, 2022
    Ohio premiere
    Official selection short films
  • 4th Sigmund Freud Film Festival & Challenge Tampa, Florida
    United States
    September 11, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 4th Centre Film Festival Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
    United States
    October 31, 2022
    Philipsburg Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 4th Festival Internacional de Cine de Almirante Brown INTERNACIONAL Almirante Brown, Gran Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    November 11, 2022
    Buenos Aires Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 4th Festival de Cinema de Alter do Chão Santarém, Pará
    Brazil
    November 16, 2022
    Pará Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 4th QueerBee Lgbt Film Festival London
    United Kingdom
    November 26, 2022
    London Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 3rd Gandhara Film Festival Karachi
    Pakistan
    September 9, 2022
    Pakistan Primiere
    official selection international Short Film Program
  • 3rd White Unicorn International Film Festival Kolkata, West Bengal
    India
    June 20, 2022
    West Bengal
    Best International Short Film
  • 3rd Lisbon Film Rendezvous Lisbon, Lisbon
    Portugal
    September 30, 2022
    Portugal Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 3rd Festival International De Cine Animal Y Ambinetal Mexico, Mexico
    Mexico
    October 4, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 2nd IMPACTE! Human Rights Film Festival of Catalonia Barcelona, Catalonia
    Spain
    April 4, 2022
    Catalonia Premiere
    Official Selection Short Film
  • 2nd Festival del Cinema di Cefalù Cefalù, Palermo
    Italy
    August 1, 2022
    Palermo Premiere
    corto
  • 2nd Mixed Asian Media Fest new york city
    United States
    September 14, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 2nd Saskatchewan International Film Festival Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    Canada
    November 26, 2022
    Saskatchewan Primiere
    Official Selection
  • 2nd Black Cat Award International Film Festival ‏‎Ciudad La Paz‎‏، ‏‎Bolivia‎ La Paz
    Bolivia, Plurinational State of
    November 11, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 1st Clapperboard Golden Festival São Paulo, São Paulo
    Brazil
    Nominate Best LGBT Film
  • 1st Ciak Napoli Festival Napoli, Napoli
    Italy
    June 10, 2022
    Napoli premiere
    Nominate Best Short, Nominate Best Actor
  • 1st Queer international Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand, Clermont-Ferrand
    France
    April 25, 2022
    France Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 1st Merced Queer Film Festival Merced, California
    United States
    May 19, 2022
    Merced Premiere
    Best Student Director
  • 1st Short Shot Fest Moscow
    Russian Federation
    October 29, 2022
    Russian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 1st Aguila Film Festival Cebu City, Cebu
    Philippines
    May 31, 2022
    Philipins Premiere
    Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Movie, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography
  • 1st Wisdom Tree International Film Festival Pune, Maharashtra
    India
    June 16, 2022
    Maharashtra Premiere
    Winner Best Cinematography, Winner Best Producer
  • 1st Queer Here Cinema Los Angeles, California
    United States
    September 25, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 1st Banos De Agua Santa International Film Festival Baños, Eastern Tungurahua
    Ecuador
    May 15, 2022
    Ecuador Primiere
    Best Origenal Screenplay International Short Film
  • 1st International Short Film Event ELO Tampere
    Finland
    August 4, 2022
    Finland Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 1st Gay Binge Film Festival Los Angeles, California
    United States
    September 20, 2022
    Best Of Fest
  • 1st Edo State International Film Festival Benin City, Edo
    Nigeria
    September 1, 2022
    Nigeria Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 1st Festival Internacional de Cinema do Cineclube Acurva São Paulo, São Paulo
    Brazil
    September 22, 2022
    São Paulo Primiere
    Official Selection
  • 1st Youality International Short Film Festival Chantilly, Hauts-de-France
    France
    November 7, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 1st Neuquen Diverse film festival Neuquen capital, Neuquen
    Argentina
    November 1, 2022
    Gran Buenos Aires
    Official Selection
  • 4th Asian Film Festival, Los Angeles Hollywood https://maps.google.com/?q=355+S.+Grand+Ave.%2C+Suite+2450+Los+Angeles%2C+CA+90071+United+States
    United States
    December 1, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 15th Big Water Film Festival Ashland, Wisconsin
    United States
    January 6, 2023
    Wisconsin Primiere
    Official Selection