Children’s Juries Award (up to 12 years old) for Best Feature Film
The Chechen refugee kids Oskar (8) and Lilli (13), who have been living in Austria for six years, are about to be deported along with their mother. When their mother attempts suicide it results in the short-term suspension of the deportation – but also in the forced separation of the family. The children’s hope that they will be reunited with their mother is nourished by their love for each other and challenges all bureaucratic obstacles with passion and poetry. A bitter-sweet odyssey about the many ways of perceiving the world around you in order to survive.
Arash T. Riahi
Born 1972 in Iran, moved to Austria as a child in 1982. Studied Film and the Arts at the University of Vienna, worked then as a freelancer in the youth and art department of the Austrian TV. Founded in 1997, the film and media production company Golden Girls Filmproduktion. His body of work won more than 80 international awards. Since 2010 he is also working as a dramatic advisor for SOURCES 2, DOC-Incubator and Berlinale Talents. Since 2013 he teaches at the Vienna film academy.