1. Inspired by true events, Aban + Khorshid is an intimate portrait of two lovers, glimpsing into the world in which they meet and fall in love, leading to the tragic moments when they face the ultimate punishment for being gay.
    Cannes Emerging Filmmakers Showcase, American Pavillion: Best LGBT Short
    Casting Society of America : Best Casting of a Short Film (Nominated)
    Seattle International Film Festival: Short Film Competition Special Jury Award
    Seattle International Film Festival: Nominated, Golden Space Needle Award, 4th runner up.
    Cleveland International Film Festival: Jury Award for Best LGBT Short Film
    Palm Springs Short Fest : Best Of Fest
    Outfest: Best Of Fest
    Iris Prize Awards: Highly Commended - TOP 3
    GAZE International Film Fest. Dublin, Ireland: Best International Short Film
    Edmonton International Film Festival: Best Cinematography
    Edmonton International Film Festival: Audience Award
    Image Out Rochester LGBT Film Festival: Jury Award, Best Short Film
    San Pedro International Film Festival: Best Short Film
    Meziprata: Best Short Film, Jury Prize
    Ft Lauderdale (FLGFF): Best Short Film
    Long Island LGBT Festival: Best Short Film
    Mix Film Festival Brasil: Best Short Film, Audience Award
    Durango Film Festival: Best Short Film
    Human Rights Arts Film Fest, Melbourne: Best Int’l Short Film

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