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Ibn El Ballad (Firas Fits In)

After feeling like a stranger in his own country, Firas, a nine-year-old Jordanian-Lebanese boy, goes to extreme lengths to finally fit in.

  • Tony El Ghazal
    Director
  • Tony El Ghazal
    Writer
  • Dalal Garai
    Producer
  • Balkees Al-Jaafari
    Producer
  • Ziad Ghazal
    Key Cast
    "Firas"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Ibn El Ballad
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy, Dramedy, Coming of Age
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 27, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    Jordan
  • Country of Filming:
    Qatar
  • Language:
    Arabic
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Northwestern University
  • Malmö Arab Film Festival 2023
    Malmö
    Sweden
    Official Selection
  • Jordan Children Film Festival 2022
    Amman
    Jordan
    Home Premiere
    Official Selection
  • MENA Film Festival 2022
    Vancouver
    Canada
    Official Selection
  • Taoba International Youth Film Festival 2023
    Tbilisi
    Georgia
Director Biography - Tony El Ghazal

Tony El Ghazal is a Lebanese director & filmmaker. He has directed several narrative short films, both fiction and non-fiction. His films center around stories from the Arab world that are universal in their appeal. Tony graduated from Northwestern University in Qatar where he was awarded two Studio 20Q grants to direct his newest short films, Bayt El Omor (2021) & Ibn El Ballad (2022).

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