Halim

A Film by Werner Fiedler

Synopsis

Elias is a shy boy who likes to talk to his bird rather than playing with other kids. When he meets the quirky artist Halim, a tender friendship develops between them but Elias’ mother does not approve. The unusual relationship comes to an abrupt end as Halim suddenly has to flee and it seems as though there is nothing Elias can do to help. But the refugee has left the boy a valuable gift…
A film about friendship, escape and captivity in apparent freedom.

Director

  • Picture of Werner Fiedler © Helge Bauer

    Werner Fiedler

    Werner Fiedler is an Austrian Filmmaker, who was born on March 3rd, 1976 in Weiz and lives now with his family near Klagenfurt (Austria). He started his career as an freelance editor and cameraman, where he learned the craft of filmmaking from scratch. His main concern was always the fiction and documentary film, the storytelling and the creation of empathy. Therefore he currently focuses on the development of own ideas and scripts. His ambition is to create films, which unite fantastic stories, a different point of view and subtle social criticism.

Awards + Festivals

  • *PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD*
    TIFF - TORONTO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL - KIDS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toronto, Canada)April 7, 2017
  • 35th INT'L FILM FESTIVAL OF URUGUAY (Official Selection, Montevideo, Uruguay)April 7, 2017
  • 12th HOBOKEN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Greenwood Lake, NY, USA)May 19, 2017
  • *SPECIAL JURY AWARD*
    SHORT TO THE POINT MARCH 2017 (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania) June 5, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • *BEST FILM* *BEST ACTOR*
    6th BANGALORE SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Bangalore, India)June 11, 2017
  • 7th EUROPEAN DAY FOR BORDER GUARDS CINEMA 2017 (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland)June 12, 2017
  • 23rd PALM SPRINGS INT'L SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Film Market, Palm Springs, CA, USA)June 20, 2017
  • 15th ISCHIA FILM FESTIVAL (Competitive section "denied location", Italy)June 24, 2017
  • 14th INDY FILM FEST 2017 (World Cinema Shorts, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)July 13, 2017
  • *BEST ACTOR*
    2nd MEDNARODNI FILM FEST KRANJSKA GORA (Official Selection, Slovenia)July 27, 2017
  • 35th FLICKERS' RHODE ISLAND INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Newport, RI, USA)August 8, 2017
  • 2nd REVOLUTION ME FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)August 10, 2017
  • HURRA!ART FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Kielce, Poland)August 20, 2017
  • *DIPLOMA: FOR SPEAKING ABOUT WAR WITHOUT WORDS*
    3rd INTERNATIONAL MOTIVATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BRIDGE OF ARTS (Short Film Competition, Rostov-on-Don, Russia)August 23, 2017
  • *BEST DIRECTOR*
    5th INDIAN CINE FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)September 10, 2017
  • 10th THE COLUMBIA GORGE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Big Lear Lake, CA, USA)September 18, 2017
  • 10th NAPERVILLE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, IL, USA)September 23, 2017
  • 1st GREAT MESSAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)September 23, 2017
  • 22nd INTERNATIONALES SCHLINGEL FILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Chemnitz, Germany)September 25, 2017
  • 2nd MIRAJ INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Maharashtra, India)October 1, 2017
  • 19th MUMBAI FILM FESTIVAL WITH STAR - JIO MAMI (Official Selection, India) October 12, 2017
  • 12th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, Florida, USA)October 19, 2017
  • 68th MONTECATINI INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montecatini, Italy)October 21, 2017
  • 9th JANA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH 2017 (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)November 1, 2017
  • 5th BOSTON INTERNATIONAL KIDS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)November 2, 2017
  • *BEST FILM AWARD*
    13th INT'L FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (Nomination "Best Short Feature Film" & “I have rights”, Yerevan, Armenia)November 7, 2017
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD - FICTION FEATURETTE*
    11th RED ROCK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cedar City, UT, USA)November 11, 2017
  • 1st TOFIFES - TORRECINOS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Panamá, Panama)November 20, 2017
  • 8th KARAMA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amman, Jordan)December 5, 2017
  • SAN JOSÉ INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, CA, USA)December 7, 2017
  • 2nd SMITA PATIL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 9, 2017
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    K3 FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Villach, Austria)December 13, 2017
  • 3rd BAYAMÓN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bayamón, Puerto Rico)January 24, 2018
  • 11th INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL BANGLADESH 2018 (Official Selection, Dhaka, Bangladesh)January 27, 2018
  • 3rd FINDECOIN - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Anzoátegui, Venezuela)February 23, 2018
  • 2nd RAPIDLION SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Johannesburg, South Africa)March 3, 2018
  • 8th TAIWAN INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Taipei, Taiwan)March 30, 2018
  • *DR JAGDISH GANDHI & DR BHARTI GHANDI SPECIAL JURY AWARD*
    10th CMS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lucknow, India)April 5, 2018
  • 4th BANJARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)April 6, 2018
  • 7th JULIEN DUBUQUE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dubuque, IA, USA)April 26, 2018
  • 1st MERAKI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain)April 27, 2018
  • 2nd NEPAL AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hyattsville, MD, USA)May 18, 2018
  • *CHILDREN AUDIENCE AWARD*
    33rd ALPINALE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Austria)August 7, 2018
  • 5th BUFFALO DREAMS FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buffalo, NY, USA)November 2, 2018
  • 2nd INT'L KIDS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, diverse, Worldwide)November 14, 2018

Trailer

Crew

Screenplay
Werner Fiedler, Inès Khannoussi
Producer
Werner Fiedler, FIEDLER FILM
Director
Werner Fiedler
Director of Photography
Leopold Fuchs
Costume Design
Sandra Skofitsch
Sound
Bertram Knappitsch
Editor
Werner Fiedler
Sound Design
Andreas Frei, Bertram Knappitsch
Music
Jamshid Rahimi, Manfred Plessl, Maximilian Senk

Details

Running Time
30 mins
Shooting Format
4K RAW – Sony F55
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.39:1
Sound
5.1 Surround / Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY & DIRECTOR

FIEDLER FILM
Werner Fiedler
Hoffmanngasse 15
9020 Klagenfurt, Austria

+43 (0) 664 13 14 005

office@fiedlerfilm.com
www.fiedlerfilm.com
https://www.facebook.com/werner.fiedler.film/