A Film by Vika Evdokimenko


13 year old Aamir has fled his home and been separated from his family only to be stranded alone in the largest unofficial refugee camp in Europe. When he is befriended by Katlyn, a well meaning but thinly stretched British volunteer, she becomes Aamir’s last hope for salvation.


  • Picture of Vika Evdokimenko © Vika Evdokimenko

    Vika Evdokimenko

    Vika was born in the Soviet Union during the perestroika. But as her popstar mother and physicist father fled the country, she spent her early years as an immigrant in Northern Ireland. After graduating from Cambridge University her short doc RELATIVE MADNESS premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and her narrative short KATYA & THE SCARLET SAILS won the Special Jury Prize at the International Canada Film Festival and Best Short at Fargo Fantastic Film Festival. Her online spot FIND YOUR PEOPLE for Atsby Vermouth was a finalist in the 2014 AICP Award and shortlisted for the Porsche International Student Advertising Film Awards. Her feature screenplay THE PLACE BEHIND HER EYES was the winner of Best Graduate Feature Screenplay at the 2015 Fusion Film Festival and a winner of the NYU Purple List 2015. Vika attended the NYU Grad Film Program where she was the recipient of the Movado Exceptional Artist Prize. Vika is a Yaddo Colony fellow and is represented by 3 Arts Entertainment. Her short AAMIR has been nominated for the BAFTA 2018 Best British Short Film award.

Awards + Festivals

  • BFI London Film Festival (Distilled Identities Program, UK Premiere, London, UK)October 7, 2017
  • London Short Film Festival (Competition: Skin Thick, Too Tough Program, London, UK)January 13, 2018
    2018 BRITISH ACADEMY AWARDS - BAFTA (British Short Film, London, UK) February 18, 2018
  • 20th TIFF - KIDS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toronto, Canada)March 9, 2018
  • 16th EAST END FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)April 11, 2018
  • 14th 60 SECONDS OR LESS VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Online, USA)May 2, 2018
  • 2nd NEPAL AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hyattsville, MD, USA)May 18, 2018
  • 29th INTERNATIONAL FILMFEST EMDEN-NORDERNEY (Official Selection, Emden-Norderney, Germany)June 8, 2018
  • 2nd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2018
  • 1st CADAQUÉS SHORTFILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cadaqués, Spain)June 15, 2018
  • 15th IN THE PALACE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Balchik, Bulgaria)June 23, 2018
  • 1st LEBANESE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)July 12, 2018
  • 5th KO:SH FILM FEST - INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)July 17, 2018
  • 6th ARIANO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ariano Irpino, Italy)July 28, 2018
  • 17th DOKUFEST - INT'L DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Prizren, Kosovo)August 3, 2018
  • 3rd STILL VOICES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Longford, Ireland)August 15, 2018
  • 4th VENICE FILM WEEK (Official Selection, Venice, Italy)August 26, 2018
  • 14th 60 SECONDS OR LESS VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chestertown, Maryland, USA)September 12, 2018
  • 2nd BOLTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bolton, Manchester, UK)October 2, 2018
  • 1st LINZ INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Linz, Austria)October 11, 2018
  • 16th ANNUAL TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wichita, KS, USA)October 17, 2018
  • 17th INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL OF BEIJING FILM ACADEMY (Official Selection, Beijing, China)October 21, 2018
  • 5th UNI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Auckland, New Zealand)October 27, 2018
  • 12th LUBLIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lublin, Poland)November 3, 2018
  • 9th WINCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Winchester, UK)November 3, 2018
  • 14th ROLAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (Official Selection, Armenia)November 6, 2018
  • 17th REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Reggio Emilia, Italy)November 10, 2018
  • 48th ROSHD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tehran, Iran)November 16, 2018
    KINOFILM - MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manchester, United Kingdom)November 26, 2018
  • 21st KYOTO INT'L STUDENT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kyoto, Japan)December 15, 2018
  • 3rd IBIZACINEFEST (Official Selection, Ibiza, Spain)January 27, 2019
  • 6th TORINO UNDERGROUND CINEFEST (Official Selection, Turin, Italy)March 24, 2019


Vika Evdokimenko
Vika Evdokimenko & Oliver Shuster
Vika Evdokimenko & Emma Stone
Director of Photography
Robbie Ryan
Art Direction
Jacqueline Abrahams
Costume Design
Anna Cavaliere
Production Design
Jacqueline Abrahams
Vika Evdokimenko
Sound Design
Roland Heap


Running Time
16 min 22 sec
Shooting Format
16 mm film
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
Dolby Stereo and Surround on DCP



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Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068



NYU Tisch School of the Arts


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