Bahar im Wunderland

A Film by Behrooz Karamizade

Synopsis

Where do you hide from danger, when you can´t hide anywhere? The kurdish girl Bahar believes she has found a way. „Bahar in Wonderland“ is the story of Bahar, a little girl, who given the circumstances she is in, is not able to be a child. She is escaping with her father from Syria to Germany. In order to fight her fears and defend herself from danger she believes in being able to get invisible by closing her eyes.

Director

  • Picture of Behrooz Karamizade © Behrooz Karamizade

    Behrooz Karamizade

    Behrooz Karamizade *11.09.1978 in Ahwaz (Iran). In 1984 he and his family emigrated to former Soviet Union. He is living in Germany since 1985. He studied film at the University of Kassel, Department Film and TV. He is one of the founders of NUR filmgroup. With his first short movies he participated at the International Filmfestival Rotterdam, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen and Montreal World Film Festival.

Awards + Festivals

  • MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Focus on World Cinema, Canada)September 2, 2013
  • 31st BUFF FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Malmö, Sweden)March 10, 2014
  • 11th KINOKI INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE FILM FESTIVAL (Competition Category: Fiction, Mexico) March 17, 2014
  • *SPECIAL AWARD “VOLUMINA”*
    CA’ FOSCARI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 4 (Official Selection, Venice, Italy)March 19, 2014
  • CLUJ SHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania)March 27, 2014
  • *SHORT FILM AWARD*
    7th LICHTER FILMFEST FRANKFURT INTERNATIONAL (Short film Competition, Germany)March 29, 2014
  • 22nd INTERNATIONALES FILMFESTIVAL CONTRAVISION (Competition, Germany)March 30, 2014
  • 12th SAN SEBATSIAN HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Short film Competition, Spain) April 4, 2014
  • 6th CMS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Non Animation Short Competition, India)April 7, 2014
  • TIFF KIDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Courageous Dreamers, Toronto, Canada)April 11, 2014
  • *NOMINEES’ DIPLOMA*
    16th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF DETECTIVE FEST (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia) April 16, 2014
  • 9th SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA)May 1, 2014
  • 20th KURZFILMTAGE THALMÄSSING (Official Selection, Germany)May 3, 2014
  • 16th KURZFILMFESTIVAL WEIMAR – BACKUP (Competition, Germany)May 24, 2014
  • 8th RIVER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Padova, Italy)May 28, 2014
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*
    1st SAMYAK SHORTFILM & DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)May 29, 2014
  • 54th ZLIN FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Student Film Competition “Zlín dog”, Czech Republic)May 30, 2014
  • E.WERK FESTIVAL (Screening, Weimar, Germany)May 31, 2014
  • 30th FESTROIA – INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF SETUBAL (Official Selection, Portugal)June 6, 2014
  • FESTIVAL OF NATIONS 2014 (Official Selection, Austria)June 6, 2014
  • 20th PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Official Selection, USA)June 17, 2014
  • 68th EDINBURGH INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)June 18, 2014
  • 19th INTERNATIONAL CONTIS FESTIVAL (European Competition for short films, France)June 20, 2014
  • *SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT*
    12th BRESCELLO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)June 20, 2014
  • 9th SARDINIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)June 23, 2014
  • 12th SALENTO FINIBUS TERRAE – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Inter’l Competition, Italy)July 9, 2014
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    26th FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DE GIRONA (Official Selection, Spain)July 15, 2014
  • 21st OPENEYES FILMFEST (Competition, Marburg, Germany)July 17, 2014
  • 7th INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF KERALA (Int’l Section, India) July 18, 2014
  • *SPECIAL AWARD FOR ARTISTIC CONTENT*
    MALESCORTO FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Italy)July 28, 2014
  • 12th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SIGNES DE NUIT (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)July 29, 2014
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT (Competition, Hofheim, Germany)July 30, 2014
  • *PRIZE FOR THE BEST FOREIGN FILM*
    SETTIMO SENSO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)August 3, 2014
  • BEST FILM
    15th LUCANIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)August 10, 2014
  • 38th OPEN-AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Competition, Germany)August 14, 2014
  • 16th SEOUL INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL (Non-Competitive Section, South Korea)August 21, 2014
  • FESTIVAL DE INTERNACIONAL DE CURTMETRATGES MAS SORRER (Official Selection, Spain)August 22, 2014
  • 13th CONCORTO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)August 23, 2014
  • 5th AVVANTURA FESTIVAL FILM FORUM ZADAR (Official Selection, Croatia)August 23, 2014
  • AEROE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Denmark) August 23, 2014
  • 19th PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)August 28, 2014
  • 20th FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM NANCY (“La Petite Ecole du Film Court”, France)August 29, 2014
  • 7th CINESEPTIEMBRE MUESTRA INTERNACIONAL DE CINE INDEPEDIENTE (Official Selection, Mexico)September 1, 2014
  • 10th BUDAPEST SHORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – BUSHO (Information Screening Program, Hungary)September 2, 2014
  • 26th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE VIÑA DEL MAR (Official Selection, Chile)September 2, 2014
  • KASSELER MUSEUMSNACHT (Screening, Germany)September 6, 2014
  • BEST UNDERGRADUATE FICTION
    UNISHORTS STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, New Zealand)September 12, 2014
  • LOCALIZE FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Potsdam, Germany)September 12, 2014
  • 3rd EKA DESHMA – FESTIVAL DE CONTEMPORARY CINEMA (Official Selection, Kathmandu, Nepal)September 19, 2014
  • GOLDEN ORCHID INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Short film program, USA)September 20, 2014
  • 37th LUCAS – INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Out of Competition, Germany)September 21, 2014
  • 4th GUAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Guam, USA)September 23, 2014
  • 12th FESTIVAL DE CINE SOLIDARIO DE GUADALAJARA (Official Selection, Spain)September 30, 2014
  • 7th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Kinderfilmzeit Germany)October 1, 2014
  • *BEST INT’L SHORT FILM AWARD*
    28th FESTIVAL OF FILMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS – ISFAHAN (Official Selection, Iran)October 3, 2014
  • 5th CINEMIGRANTE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buenos Aires, Argentina)October 7, 2014
  • KO & DIGITAL – FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE SOLIDARIO (Official Selection, Spain)October 9, 2014
  • 13th ST. PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF DEBUT AND STUDENT FILMS BEGINNING (non-competition Cine-Parallel program, Russia)October 10, 2014
  • 10th EL OJO COJO INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain)October 15, 2014
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    7th NORTHERN WAVE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Iceland)October 17, 2014
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    13th REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Short Film Contest, Italy)October 23, 2014
  • 31st CHICAGO INT'L CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 24, 2014
  • HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL BARCELONA / NYC / PARIS (Official Selection, Spain, USA, France)October 27, 2014
  • 44th KYIV INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL “MOLODIST” (Germany Shorts Night, Ukraine)October 31, 2014
  • 12th KALPANIRJHAR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India) November 1, 2014
  • *NOMINATED FOR THE DUTCH GOLDEN STONE AWARD IN THE CATEGORY FICTION*
    SCENECS INTERNATIONAL DEBUT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Netherlands)November 4, 2014
  • *JURY PRIZE*
    5th FESTIVAL CINÉMA ET DROITS HUMAINS – AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PARIS (Short Film Competition, France) November 5, 2014
  • 18th FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL ÉCRAN LIBRE (Official Selection, France)November 7, 2014
  • 6th LAHORE INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pakistan)November 10, 2014
  • 31st KASSELER DOKUMENTAR- UND VIDEOFEST (Competition, Germany)November 11, 2014
  • 11th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES FENACO PERÚ 2014 (Official Selection, Cusco, Perú)November 12, 2014
  • 13th CINEMAFORUM – INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Poland)November 12, 2014
  • 34th MUNICH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILM SCHOOLS 2014 (Competition, Germany)November 16, 2014
  • 12th FILMFEST DÜSSELDORF (Competition, Germany)November 19, 2014
  • 14th FESTIVAL DE CORTOMETRAGGIO ‘O CURT (Official Selection, Italy)November 20, 2014
  • 23rd EUROSHORTS 2014 (Official Selection, Poland)November 24, 2014
  • FILMZ – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (Supporting film, Mainz, Germany)November 25, 2014
  • 16th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL CIUDAD DE SORIA (Competition Section, Spain)November 26, 2014
  • 4th INT’L YOUTH FESTIVAL OF SHORT CINEMA AND ANIMATION METERS (Official Selection, Russia)November 29, 2014
  • 17th OLYMPIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE (Competition, Section, Greece)November 29, 2014
  • 32nd FESTIVAL TOUS COURTS 2014 (Opening Night Program, Aix en Provence, France)December 1, 2014
  • 12th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SIGNES DE NUIT (Official Selection, Paris, France)December 5, 2014
  • *WINNER IN CATEGORY EDUCATION*
    NOMINIERUNG DEUTSCHER MENSCHENRECHTS-FILMPREIS /NOMINATION GERMAN HUMAN RIGHTS FILM AWARD (Category Education, Nürnberg, Germany)December 6, 2014
  • 5th KARAMA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jordan)December 6, 2014
  • 9th THE HAGUE – STREAMING FESTIVAL FOR AUDIO AND VISUAL ART (Official Selection, Netherlands)December 9, 2014
  • *SELECTED AWARD*
    TOKYO VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Japan) January 17, 2015
  • THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SARAJEVO “SARAJEVO WINTER” 2015 (Official Selection, Bosnia-Herzegovina)February 11, 2015
  • 2nd CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Country Focus Germany, India)February 16, 2015
  • 16th BAYREUTHER FILMFEST “KONTRAST” (Competition, Germany)February 22, 2015
  • 25th BAMBERGER KURZFILMTAGE (Competition, Germany)February 23, 2015
  • 5th FESTIVAL INT’L DU COURT METRAGE DE TIZNIT (Official Selection, Marokko)March 1, 2015
  • *BEST FILM* *BEST DRAMA FILM*
    NW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)March 1, 2015
  • 16th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)March 18, 2015
  • UNDEPENDENCE FILM FESTIVAL EDINBURGH (Official Selection, Scotland)March 19, 2015
  • 9th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA (Official Selection, India)March 25, 2015
  • 24th DAKINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Bucharest, Romania)March 26, 2015
  • CINECHILDREN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)March 20, 2015
  • CAPITAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, USA)April 9, 2015
  • SKEPTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Out-Of-Competition Section, Italy)April 15, 2015
  • CHILDREN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dubai, UAE)April 24, 2015
  • 25th MEDIAWAVE INT‘L FILM AND MUSIC GATHERING (Int’l Competition, Hungary)April 28, 2015
  • 12th NEIßE-FILMFESTIVAL 2015 (Competition, Germany)May 5, 2015
  • OPEN OHR MAINZ 2015 („Filmkeller“, Mainz, Germany)May 22, 2015
  • 7th LJUBJANA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Solvenia)March 30, 2015
  • *EX AEQUO WINNER “PREMIO MEDITERRANEO*
    4th TRACCE CINEMATOGRAFICHE FILM FEST 2015 (Official Selection, Italy)June 25, 2015
  • 5th FIGARI FILM FEST (Category: Best Screenplay, Italy)June 30, 2015
  • ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tanzania)July 18, 2015
  • 11th HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)August 13, 2015
  • 8th NAPERVILLE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Illinois, USA)September 12, 2015
  • LOCALIZE E.V. KURZFILMNACHT IN NAUMBURG (Special Screening, Germany)May 28, 2016
  • 1st FLOßKINO 2016 (Screening, Berlin, Germany)June 5, 2016
  • SPECIAL SCREENING KARAMA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Special Screening, Amman, Jordan)June 11, 2016
  • "SUMMER TENT” FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Tunesia)August 23, 2016
  • OPEN DAY IM “HAUS DER WIDERSTANDSBEWEGUNG” (Screening, Verbania, Italy)November 20, 2016

Crew

Director
Behrooz Karamizade
Screenplay
Behrooz Karamizade
Producer
Jörn Möllenkamp
Director Of Photography
Michel Unger
Editor
Behrooz Karamizade
Sound-Design
Alexander Heinze
Music
Kayhan Kalhor

Details

Running Time
16:00
Shooting Format
Arri Alexa
Screening Format
DVD, DCP, BluRay, ProPres
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
5.1 Dolby Surround

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Behrooz Karamizade
- Living Pictures Production -
Rudolf-Schwanderstr. 11
34117 Kassel, Germany

karamizade@lpp-film.com