ABAN + KHORSHID (2005)
Director: Darwin Serink
Writers: Darwin Serink
Genre: Short, Short Movie
Duration: 13 min
Stars: Mojean Aria, Bobby Naderi
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Based on a 2005 Iranian photo that was taken of two men on the day they were executed for being gay, the award-winning 13-minute film ABAN + KHORSHID from writer/director Darwin Serink depicts the atrocious and inhumane executions still happening around the world today based purely on sexual orientation.
ABAN + KHORSHID
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