EN - Bahoz is 19 years old and lives surrounded by nature and beautiful landscapes. Every day, he goes to the mountains to hunt although he catches very little. But today will be the day that will change his life forever.
NL - Wanneer Bahoz, een jonge Iraakse man, terugkeert van de jacht, hoort hij gegil. In de struiken vergrijpt een man zich aan Nisrin, een jonge vrouw. Bahoz verjaagt de man met zijn geweer en probeert Nisrin te helpen zodat haar familie niets zou merken. Haar eer staat immers op het spel. Wanneer die avond de familie van Nisrin hem komt opzoeken, denkt Bahoz dat ze hem komen bedanken…
|Original title||Bad Hunter|
|Cast||Taher Abdullah, Varsin Jar, Naima Abdo|
|Editing||Joren Desmidt, Alain Dessauvage|
|Art director||Samir Sindi|
|Running time film||14'|
|Other available formats||HDcam, Blu-ray, dvd|
|Sound format||Dolby Digital|
|Supported by||Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Erbil Cinema|
2014: Brussels Film Festival (BE), Montreal World Film Festival (CA), Ostend Film Festival (BE), Valladolid International Film Festival (ES), Austin Film Festival (USA), Dubai International Film Festival (UAE), Flickerfest International Short Film Festival (AU), Festival Internacional de Cine de San Cristóbal de las Casas (MX)
2013: Leuven International Short Film Festival (BE)
2014: Jury Award for Short Film - Montreal World Film Festival (CA), Silver Spike for Best Short - Valladolid International Film Festival (ES), Jury Prize Muhr Short Film Competition - Dubai International Film Festival (UAE), Special Jury Prize for Best International Short Film - Flickerfest International Short Film Festival (AU)
Sahim Omar Kalifa’s latest short film Bad Hunter has won the Special Jury Award for Best International Short at the Flickerfest International Short Film Festival in Sydney, Australia (9-18 January). Since its international premiere, Bad Hunter has screened at five international festivals and won awards at four of them.
The film tells the story of 19-year-old Bahoz, who regularly goes into the mountains to hunt but catches very little. Today, however, will change his life for ever.
Sahim Omar Kalifa’s short film Bad Hunter has won the Jury Prize in the Muhr Short Film Competition at this year’s Dubai International Film Festival (10-17 December). It’s the third international award for Kalifa’s newest film, while his previous short Baghdad Messi continues its awards spree.
The Jury Prize comes with a sum of 25,000 AED (about $7,000) and is number three in the film’s awards tally. Bad Hunter previously won a Jury Award at the Montreal World Film Festival, where it premiered last summer; and picked up a Silver at Spike Valladolid. In January, the film is confirmed to screen at Australia’s Oscar-qualifying Flickerfest.
Sahim Omar Kalifa’s short film Bad Hunter has won the Silver Spike for Best Short Film at the Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain (18-25 October). Having recently also won the Jury Award at the Montreal World Film Festival, the film has made a good start to its international festival career.
In his latest short, Kalifa tells the story of 19-year-old Bahoz, who lives surrounded by nature and beautiful landscapes. Every day he goes to the mountains to hunt, although he catches very little. But today will be the day that changes his life forever.
Kadir Balci’s Marry Me and Lucifer, directed by Gust Van den Berghe have been selected for Valladolid’s upcoming International Film Festival (18 - 25 October). Two shorts, Bad Hunter, directed by Sahim Omar Kalifa, and Deben Van Dam’s The Way of All Flesh, are also in competition, while the animation film collection 12 Minutes About Peace will be shown out of competition. The Valladolid Film Festival opens with Two Days, One Night by the brothers Dardenne, a co-production with Flanders.
After making his debut in 2009 with the hit film Turquaze, Kadir Balci returns with Marry Me, a film about a gym teacher who wants to marry his Turkish colleague following a brief affair. But they reckoned without their families…
Bad Hunter, Sahim Omar Kalifa’s latest short, has won the Jury Award for Short Film at the Montreal World Film Festival, which came to an end on September 1.
Scripted by Sahim Omar Kalifa and Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem, the 14-minute short follows 19-year-old Bahoz, a young Iraqi who goes every day to the mountains to hunt and catches very little. But today will change his life for ever.
Last edited on 19 January 2015