Shortfilm by Firas Khoury

In a Palestinian village during the Football World Championship 1990, the young brothers Rafat and Fadel are searching for “Maradona’s legs” - their World Cup album’s last missing sticker. Will they master the obstacles and accomplish their mission?

Original Title Ijrain Maradona
Year of production 2019
Length 23 min
Country Germany, Palestine
Shooting Format 2K
Aspect Ratio 2,35:1
Sound Dolby 5.1
Dialogue Arabic

Writer & Director Firas Khoury
Producers Zorana Musikic, May Odeh
Production schaf oder scharf film in co-production with Odeh Films
Cinematographer Christian Marohl
Editors Marwen El-Hechkel, Heike Parplies
Art Director Rabia Salfiti
Costume Designer Fairouze Nastas

Sound Recordist Ibrahim Zaher
Sound Designer Jan Cziharz
Music Faraj Suleiman
Cast Faris Abbas, Ayoub Abu Hamad, Ali Suliman

Festival Selections
Palm Springs International ShortFest 2019, USA - World Premiere
IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival 2019, Bulgaria
LUCAS – International Festival for Young Film Lovers 2019, Germany - Best Short Film (Section 8 +)
Tirana International Film Festival 2019, Albania
SediciCorto Film Festival 2019, Italy - Special Jury Mention
Palestine Cinema Days 2019 - Best Short Film
Arab Film Festival 2019, USA
Alice nella Città 2019, Italy - Rai Cinema Channel Award
Pittsburgh Shorts Film Festival 2019, USA
Leeds International Film Festival 2019, UK
PÖFF Shorts (Black Nights Film Festival) 2019, Estonia
Amarcort Film Festival 2019, Italy
Ajyal Film Festival 2019, Qatar  - Best Short Film
Smile Int'l Film Festival for Children & Youth 2019, India
China International New Media Short Film Festival 2019, China
Sofia MENAR Film Festival 2020, Bulgaria
Reel Palestine 2020, UAE
Dam Short Film Festival 2020, USA
International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh 2020
Children's Film Festival Seattle 2020, USA
Tampere Film Festival 2020, Finland - Audience Award
Providence Children's Film Festival 2020, USA
DC Independent Film Festival 2020, USA
Festival du Cinéma européen de Lille 2020, France - Best Screenplay Award
Aspen Shortsfest 2020, USA 
ClujShorts International Short Film Festival 2020, Romania
Taos Shortz Film Fest 2020, USA
Golden Ger International Film Festival 2020, Mongolia
Nova Frontier Film Festival 2020, USA
La Guarimba Film Festival 2020, Italy
Mediterranean Film Festival Split 2020, Croatia - Best Short Film Award
Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival 2020, South Korea - Heart-On Award
Omladinski Film Festival Sarajevo 2020, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Les Nuits Méditerranéennes 2020, Corsica-France



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