Bad Omen

Short Narrative Drama | 2020 | Afghanistan - Canada

Set in Kabul, Afghanistan. Pari, an in-house tailor, must find the means to purchase her prescription glasses in order to save her job.

2021 | Student Academy Awards
Finalist - International Narrative 
2021 | Canadian Screen Awards
Best Live Action Drama Nominee

FESTIVALS & AWARDS
HotDocs
Winner: Lindalee Tracey Awards for Emerging Filmmaker
Vancouver International Film Festival
World Premiere | Winner: Best Canadian Short
South Western International Film Festival

Winner: Audience Choice Award
North Bay Film Festival

Winner: Best Student Showcase
Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival
Runner-up: Best Canadian Short
Canadian Film Festival
Winner: EDA Best Producer Award
Yorkton Film Festival

Winner: Golden Sheaf Award - Student Productions
Film Festival Della Lessinia
Winner: Best International Short
Festival international Signes de Nuit
Winner: Signs Award

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival -- International Premiere
San Sebastian Human Rights Film Festival
Norwegian International Short Film Festival
Palm Springs International ShortFest -- USA Premiere
Galway Film Fleadh
BronzeLens Film Festival
Courts d'un soir - Montreal international short film festival
Telluride Film Festival
Manhattan Short Film Festival
Hollyshorts Film Festival
Hamptons International Film Festival


cast
Fereshta Afshar
Marwa Amini
Irfan Amini

cinematographer
Nikolay Michaylov

editors
Alexander Farah
Fjordi Spahiu

production manager
Parwaiz Arify

sound recordist
Musa Rustami

re-recording mixer
Andrea Rusch

sound editor
Chris King

colorist
Patrick Samaniego