Scene from the film Mars, Oman
Scene from the film Mars, Oman
Scene from the film Mars, Oman
Scene from the film Mars, Oman
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Mars, Oman

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An old Bedouin riding his camel can’t believe his eyes: a woman dressed in a big, compact armour and a bizarre helmet is studying an insignificant rock. Astronauts in the desert of Oman... Or is it Mars?
Bedouins, spaceships, desertships, two young Omani girls passionate about space and a lost director reflecting about life in this Universe and the relation between nomadism, exploration, colonialism and freedom.


  • Original title
    Mars, Oman
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Miquel Sureda, Vanessa del Campo
  • DOP
    Vanessa del Campo
  • Editing
    Vanessa del Campo, Karel de Cock
  • Sound
    Julián Díaz-Peñalver Arias
  • Duration
    20 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Belgium
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Netzhaut Ton Film Festival 2020 (Austria)
    • IceDocs 2020 (Iceland)
    • Doker Documentary Film Festival 2020 (Russia)
    • VIS Vienna Shorts 2020 (Austria)
    • Go Short Nijmegen 2020 (The Netherlands)
    • Sundsvall Film Fest 2020 (Sweden)
    • MiradasDoc 2020 (Spain)
    • Vilnius ISFF 2020 (Lithuania)
    • IDFA Best of Fests 2019 (The Netherlands)
    • Festival dei Popoli 2019 (Italy)
    • My First Documentary Film Festival 2019 (Tunis)
    • FICILP 2019 (Argentina)
    • Bogoshorts 2019 (Colombia)
    • Dokufest 2019 (Kosovo)
    • Krakow IFF 2019 (Poland)
    • Rudnik Debut Documentary Festival 2019 (Russia)
    • Riga IFF 2019 (Latvia)
  • Awards
    • IDFA Talent Award (Visions du Réel 2019)
    • Sangalli Award, The Gaze of the Other (Festival dei Popoli 2019)
    • Best International Short Film (MiradasDoc 2020) is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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