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
Director Biography

Raghed Charabaty was born in Lebanon and moved to Canada where he completed a BFA in Film Production at NSCAD University (2016) with a minor in Art History. His last short film, Alia, has won three prestigious awards, including first place at Festival du Nouveau Cinema's national student competition, and Runner-Up at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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