I want to fly

A Film by Maria Ibrahimova

Synopsis

Kamal has a dream: he wants to fly, but many say paragliding is an impossible dream for a man in a wheelchair. An inspiration in the Paralympic community, he’s helped many beat the odds. Now it’s his turn to try.

Director

  • Picture of Maria Ibrahimova © Maria Ibrahimova

    Maria Ibrahimova

    Award-winning filmmaker Maria Ibrahimova made her debut film, the documentary MISS GULAG, with the support of the Sundance Institute and the Ford Foundation. The film premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and traveled the world to more than 40 international festivals. It was later shown on the BBC, many channels in Europe and the United States, and is available on iTunes.
    Awarded a Fulbright to pursue her documentary work on land-mines in Azerbaijan, Maria completed several documentary and TV projects there including work on episodes of the TV shows “Amazing Race”, “Build It Bigger”, and an array of music and tourism videos. In 2015 Maria made her debut narrative short film “Letter to God” which won an Audience Award at the DCShorts film festival in Washington DC.

Awards + Festivals

  • 14th IN THE PALACE - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)December 1, 2016
  • *SPECIAL PRIZE: ENERGY OF LIFE*
    9th KINOFESTIVAL KUNAKI (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)December 1, 2017
  • 18th MADURAI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 1st COSMIC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, FL, USA)February 17, 2017
  • 1st ASWAN INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Panorama Section, Egypt)February 20, 2017
  • 12th ANNUAL DURANGO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CO, USA)March 1, 2017
  • 13th AKBANK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (non-competitive section "Perspective", Istanbul, Turkey)March 13, 2017
  • NEPAL HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kathmandu, Nepal)March 17, 2017
  • 7th NEW VISION INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kiev, Ukraine)April 7, 2017
  • 40th INTERNATIONALE GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE 2017 (Competition, Selb, Germany) April 20, 2017
  • 14th IN THE PALACE - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Veliko, Bulgaria)April 30, 2017
  • 14th IN THE PALACE - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Varna, Bulgaria)May 29, 2017
  • 14th IN THE PALACE - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Balchik, Bulgaria)June 24, 2017

Synopsis

Crew

Director
Maria Ibrahimova
Screenplay
Maria Ibrahimova
Producer
Emin Ibrahimov
Director of Photography
Qriqori Riba
Editor
Elchin Shukurov

Details

Running Time
21:41
Shooting Format
4K
Sceening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
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

DIRECTOR
Maria Ibrahimova

mariaibr@icloud.com
www.cinex-az.com