The shoes that get smaller every night


Who among us did not feel the fear of losing everything he loved as a child?
Did you sleep at night? If you sleep, you are not afraid of losing!

Akbar, a six-year-old child, resists sleeping because of his fear of losing his favorite shoes, and
who, believes that when he sleeps his shoes will be smaller. Akbar experiences this agonizing fear of losing on a daily basis, which leads the mother, after a series of complaints from the kindergarten, to put the child to sleep with a cough medicine. And when Akbar wakes up, he faces his greatest fears that he was running away from.. but with time he faces his hidden fears that are bigger and bigger than just losing his favorite shoes.

  • Taqwa Mohammed Jawad Ali
    Director
  • Taqwa Mohammed Jawad Ali
    Writer
  • Isa Cultural Center
    Producer
    Produced by
  • Slobodan Milivojevic
    Executive Producer
  • Jaffar Alhelwachi
    DOP
  • Vishnu Pillai
    Sound Designer
  • Ahmed Akbar
    Editor
  • Mariam Sadiq
    First AD
  • Taqwa Mohammed Jawad Ali
    Art Director
  • Abbas Habib
    Key Cast
    "Akbar"
  • Cinewaves Company
    Distributor
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    الحذاء الذي يصغر كل ليلة
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, children films, comedy
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    4,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Bahrain
  • Country of Filming:
    Bahrain
  • Language:
    Arabic
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Black-magic Pocket 6K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Made with Passion Film Festival
    Manama
    Bahrain
    April 15, 2022
    the film is been produced for this festival and got scholarship award to make it .
  • Saudi Film Festival
    Dammam
    Saudi Arabia
    June 8, 2022
    Saudi Arabia
    Selection For GCC short films competition
  • AISHFF Oman Film Festival
    Nizwa
    Oman
    June 20, 2022
    Oman
    Award of Noticeable from the jury
Director Biography - Taqwa Mohammed Jawad Ali

Taqwa Mohamed Jawad Ali , 24 years old filmmaker that studied Cinematic Arts studies in MMU university, Malaysia.
Taqwa filmed many short films in Arabic, Malay, and English languages, wrote many short films and Series scripts , and novels .

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Director Statement

Who among us did not feel the fear of losing everything they loved as a child? Did you sleep at night? If you sleep, you are not afraid of losing!