‘Talavision’ competes for best feature film at the Student Academy Awards
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences “Oscar” announced the nomination of the Jordanian short film “Talavision” directed by Murad Abu Eisha from the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg, to compete for the award for best feature film in the Academy Awards Student Awards.
The film revolves around the eight-year-old girl, Tala, who is trapped in a war-torn reality. But this secret TV turns out to be a matter of life or death.
The work is written and directed by Murad Abu Eisha, a Jordanian-German co-production, starring Ziad Bakri, Aisha Blasim, Khaled Al-Tarifi, photographed by Philip Haines, and produced by Judd Kou, and MAD Solutions is responsible for distributing the film in the Arab world.
And competing in the 48th session of the Academy Awards for students, 37 films from emerging filmmakers, and “Talavision” competes with six other films in the competition for the best foreign short fiction film.
“Talavision” witnessed its world premiere at the Max Ophuls Festival in Germany, where it won the audience and jury awards, to be the first time in the history of the festival that a medium-length film received two awards within its activities. The film project also won the First Steps Award and the Michael Ballhaus Award for Best Camera. He also received the support of the Royal Film Commission through the Jordan Fund to Support Films in its fourth session in 2019, and was chosen by the jury of the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival within the Clermont Market.
It is worth noting that the work also won the Best Short Film Award at the Rhode Island International Film Festival.