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A Selection of 32 Arabic Shorts Releases on OSN Streaming

posted on: Jul 25, 2020

SOURCE: THE NATIONAL

BY: SAMIA BADIH

The films have screened at top festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Venice and Toronto

A Selection of 32 Arabic Shorts Releases on OSN Streaming
The selection features shorts such as ‘Ayny’, left, ‘A Drowning Man’, centre, and ‘Give Up the Ghost’. NYU Abu Dhabi, Diff, Zain Duraie

A selection of award-winning Arabic short films have been released on OSN Streaming application, the service provider announcement in a statement.

From Mehdi Fleifel‘s A Drowning Man which won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale to Jimmy Keyrouz‘s Nocturne in Black, which won Best Narrative at the Student Academy Awards in 2016, the films bring some of the best work by independent filmmakers in the UAE, Bahrain, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Algeria and Tunisia.

The 32 shorts have previously screened at some of the world’s top international film festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto and others.

“Independent movies are often limited to special screenings and film festivals, so we are proud to be able to bring this form of art to viewers in the region and to champion these skilled Arab filmmakers by showcasing over 30 of their short films on our platform, on both OSN Yahala Cinema (television channel) and OSN’s streaming app,” said Rolla Karam, Interim Chief Content Officer at OSN.

You can find the full list of films by country below.

UAE

Karouma

The Remaining Time

Sarmad

Palestine

Five Boyd and a Wheel

Bonbone

A Drowning Man

Jordan

The Parrot

Ayny

Give Up the Ghost

One Minute

Lebanon

The Rifle, The Jackal, The Wolf, and The Boy

Lilacs

Nocturne in Black

Nightshift

Submarine

Before We Heal

Sous Les Soutanes

Bahiya & Mahmoud

Tunisia

Fatum

Astra

Bolbol

Syria

Adam

Detained

Algeria / French

Kindil

Discipline

Sacrilege

Terrain/ Vague

Bahrain

Pick-up

Central Market

Iraq

Abdullah and Leilah

Abraham

Five O’Clock