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A cruel war has taken away two brothers’ home. Their mother protects them under her arms and fosters the seed of their new life. Anxious her sons could come in danger if they leave the house. But the boys chase their dream to play a music instrument they’ve fallen in love with. A beautiful Oud.

Original Title Ayny
Category Official Competition
Section Generator +18
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 10' 39''
Production Year 2016
Nationality Germany
Directed by Ahmad Saleh
Screenplay Ahmad Saleh
Production Design Jessica Neubauer
Art Director Saed Saleh & Saleh Saleh
Produced by Stefan Gieren

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While studying Electronics Engineering, Ahmad started his hobby in writing stories – not knowing back then, that telling stories will turn into his main profession. After his Bachelor in Engineering, Ahmad made two Masters in Art. One in Digital Media at the University of Arts Bremen and the other in Film Writing and Directing at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. So far, he has written a novel, a collection of short stories and directed 3 short films. His first short HOUSE went out collecting several prestigious awards including the German Short Film Award. His second film AYNY won a golden Student Academy Award. Currently Ahmad is working on his 4th short film NIGHT. He is also writing his first feature film THE BIRD’S WINDOW.

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