The Society

A Film by Osama Rasheed

Synopsis

Muhamad and Ahmed, two gay People, trying to live both Lives, in a society that does not accept homosexuality. Honest reactions and statements on a religious, traditional and barbaric society.

Director

  • Picture of Osama Rasheed © Osama Rasheed

    Osama Rasheed

    Osama was born in June 1986 in Baghdad, Iraq. Since 2006 he has been living in Berlin. He has several years of experience as a camera operator and editor. He has worked on video installations, music clips, short films and documentaries. In addition, he is a prolific photographer. QARANTINA is his first full-length feature film on 35mm as a Director of Photography. And the short film : The Society is his first film as a director.

Awards + Festivals

  • 40th TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Canada)September 13, 2015
  • 10th TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, MN, USA)November 5, 2015
  • 13th LUKSUZ FILM FESTIVAL (Short Documentary Category, Slovenia)November 6, 2015
  • 8th SIDE BY SIDE LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, St. Petersburg, Russia)November 19, 2015
  • SARDINIA QUEER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)November 23, 2015
  • 32nd INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “SARAJEVO WINTER 2016” (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 7, 2016
  • 9th THIN LINE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Denton, Texas, USA)February 17, 2016
  • 12th AKBANK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Non-competitive section ’Perspective’, Turkey)March 7, 2016
  • 19th AMSTERDAM LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL – ROZE FILMDAGEN (Official Selection, The Netherlands)March 10, 2016
  • 9th GLASGOW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Scotland)March 16, 2016
  • 20th REGARD FESTIVAL (Short Film Market Video Library: THE PROGRAMMER'S FAVOURITES.Canada)March 16, 2016
  • 7th ARAB FILM FESTIVAL – ALFILM (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)April 6, 2016
  • QFFM – QUEER FILM FESTIVAL MÜNCHEN PREVIEW (Official Selection, Germany)April 8, 2016
  • 12th ACHTUNG BERLIN – NEW BERLIN FILM AWARD (Competition “Made in Berlin-Brandenburg”, Germany)April 12, 2016
  • 47th NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nashville, TN, USA)April 14, 2016
  • 19th PINK APPLE FILM FESTIVAL (Arab Queer Cinema Program, Zuerich, Switzerland)April 27, 2016
  • 31st TORINO GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)May 4, 2016
  • 4th CHANGING PERSPECTIVES INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Istanbul, Turkey)May 5, 2016
  • 11th MONACO CHARITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Yacht Club of Monaco Theater, Monaco)May 7, 2016
  • INTERNATIONALES KURZFILMFESTIVAL LANDAU LA.MEKO (Competition, Germany)May 9, 2016
  • 22nd PALM SPRINGS INT’L SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Official Selection, CA, USA)June 21, 2016
  • 10th LLAMALE H FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montevideo, Uruguay)September 5, 2016
  • 20th ANNUAL ARAB FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, USA)October 7, 2016
  • 27th INTERNATIONAL QUEER FILM FESTIVAL HAMBURG (Official Selection, Germany)October 18, 2016
  • 28th QUEERFILMFESTIVAL ESSLINGEN (Official Selection, Germany)November 3, 2016
  • 3rd PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Ancona, Italy)October 28, 2016
  • 14th BOGOTÁ SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - FESTIVAL DE CORTOS DE BOGOTÁ (Official Selection, Colombia)December 6, 2016
  • REFUGEE/ISLAM THEMENABEND (Screening im Pride House Hamburg, Germany)July 30, 2017
  • LISTED IN THE CATALOGUE „GERMAN SHORT FILMS 2016“ (AG KURZFILM – GERMAN SHORT FILM ASSOCIATION)

Crew

Director & Screenplay
Osama Rasheed
Producer
Oday Rasheed, Osama Rasheed
Director of Photography
Nashwan Ali
Editor
Zaid Hasan
Sound Design
Jonathan Ritzel
Music
Muhanad Rasheed

Details

Running Time
13:35
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2.38

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de