A Drowning Man

  • Denmark
  • United Kingdom
  • Greece
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Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators he is forced to make compromises merely to survive, his life of exile grows one day longer.



  • Original title
    A Drowning Man
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Mahdi Fleifel
  • DOP
    Vasco Viana
  • Editing
    Michael Aaglund
  • Music
    Jóhann Jóhannsson
  • Sound
    Dario Swade
  • Duration
    16 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Denmark
    • United Kingdom
    • Greece
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Cannes International Film Festival
    • Melbourne International Film Festival
    • Dokufest
    • TIFF
    • Reykjavík International Film Festival
    • Palestinian film festival
    • Valladolid International Film Festival
    • Edinburgh Short Film Fest
    • Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival
    • Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival
    • Gijón International Film Festival
    • Cork Film Festival
    • Dubai International Film Festival
    • London Short Film Festival
    • Flickerfest Australia
    • Haifa independant film festival
    • Sudan Independent Film Festival
    • International Film Festival Rotterdam
    • Glasgow Short Film Festival
    • Arab Film Festival
    • Stockholm International Film Festival Junior
    • Skepto Film Festival
    • Festival Internacional de Cine de Iquique
    • Sound and Image Challenge International Festival
    • Raices - Festival de Cine de Chivilcoy
    • San Francisco Independent Short Film Festival
    • PUFF China
    • Samawa Cinema Iraq
    • BAFTA Shorts 2018
    • Festival Ciné-Palestine
  • Awards
    • Silver Spike - Valladolid International Film Festival
    • Grand Prix - Cork Film Festival
    • Best Short Film - Festival International du Film de Bruxelles
    • Best Short Film - Dubai International Film Festival
    • First Prize - La Fila de Cortometrajes Festival
    • Special Mention - Human Rights - Unseen Film Festival “Film Sozialak”
    • Best International Short Film - Festival Internacional de Cine de Iquique
    • Special Mention of the Jury - Mira Lincoln Film Festival
    • Best of Festival - Sound and Image Challenge International Festival
    • Best Short Film - Raices - Festival de Cine de Chivilcoy


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