Private Project

Alia

Haunted by the memory of civil war, an old Lebanese man revisits the last few moments of a fateful bus ride that lead up to the murder of his beloved.

  • Raghed Charabaty
    Director
  • Raghed Charabaty
    Writer
  • Armita Kordouni
    Key Cast
  • Mahtab Roohafza
    Key Cast
  • Andrew Barney
    Music
  • Yalitsa Riden
    Cinematographer
  • Raghed Charabaty
    Sound Editing
  • Yalitsa Riden
    Sound Editing
  • Nathan Boone
    Camera
  • Jorrie Cull
    Wardrobe
  • Megan McCracken
    Wardrobe
  • Haven Havok
    Production Manager
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    عليا
  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    War, Drama, Romance
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 20, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    515 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada, Lebanon
  • Film Language:
    Arabic, English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Toronto International Film Festival
    Toronto, Canada
    January 15, 2016
    Ontario
    Runner-Up Best Film (Live Action) - Student Competition
  • Festival du Nouveau Cinéma
    Montreal, Canada
    October 17, 2015
    Prix des Rencontres PanCanadiennes du Cinéma Etudiant (Best Student Film)
  • Starfish Student Art Award 2015
    Halifax, Canada
    April 22, 2015
    Winner
  • NSCAD University Permanent Art Collection
    Halifax, Canada
  • Beirut International Film Festival
    Beirut, Lebanon
    October 8, 2015
    Asian Premiere
  • Arab Film Festival
    San Fransisco, USA
    October 16, 2015
    American Premiere
    Best Short Narrative (Nominated)
  • Atlantic Film Festival
    Halifax, Canada
    September 21, 2015
  • Berlin International Shortfilm Festival - interFILM
    Berlin, Germany
    November 15, 2015
    European Premiere
  • Halifax Independent Filmmakers' Festival
    Halifax, Canada
    June 10, 2015
  • Qabila Film Festival
    Cairo, Egypt
    Egyptian Premiere
  • Mayworks Festival
    Halifax, Canada
  • Victoria Film Festival
    Victoria, Canada
    February 5, 2016
  • Creative Nova Scotia Arts Awards Gala
    Halifax, Canada
    November 7, 2015
  • TIFF SeeTheNorth Festival Circuit
    Vancouver, Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, Halifax - Canada
    January 15, 2016
  • Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival
    Kathmandu
    Nepal
    March 17, 2017
  • Lebanon International Short Film Festival
    Nabatiyeh
    Lebanon
    December 3, 2016
  • Short Waves Festival
    Poznan
    Poland
    March 22, 2017
  • ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival
    Munster
    Germany
    October 15, 2016
  • Parkdale Film and Video Showcase
    Toronto
    Canada
    September 22, 2016
Director Biography

Raghed Charabaty's first short film 'Alia', won three prestigious awards including first place at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma's national student competition, runner-up at the Toronto International Film Festival's Top Ten student shorts, and the Starfish Art Award. Along with 'Alia', his second film '#Deema' is currently playing in festivals around the world.
Charabaty is a Lebanese filmmaker based in Toronto, and 'YASMINE' is his latest project.

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