School: Zurich University of the Arts

Director: Talkhon Hamzavi

filmmaker's profile

Parvaneh, a young Afghan immigrant, lives in a transit centre for asylum in the Swiss mountains. Upon hearing of her father’s illness, she travels for the first time to Zurich in order to send her family money.


Duration: 24 min.

Country: Switzerland

Language: German, Persian

Year: 2012

Genre: Fiction (Drama)

Topic: Family, Fear, Friendship, Happiness, health, Homeland, Human Relationship, Idendity, Immigration, Loneliness, Women, Youth

Cast & Crew

Director: Talkhon Hamzavi

Producer: Zurich University of the Arts

Writer: Talkhon Hamzavi

Actors: Nissa Kashani Cheryl Graf

Festivals & Awards


International Short Film Festival Rio de Janeiro

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 87th Academy Award Oscar: Short Film (Live Action)

Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève

NexT International Short and Medium Length Film Festival

Washington, DC International Film Festival

Jerusalem Film Festival


Minimalen Short Film Festival Trondheim

Bergamo Film Meeting


Solothurner Filmtage

Sofia International Film Festival

Regensburger Kurzfilm Woche

Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen

International Student Film Festival

European Media Art Festival Osnabrück

Shanghai International Film Festival

International Student Film Festival

Festival du Film Court en plein air de Grenoble

Film Festival Centovalli Intragna

Festival international de cinéma Un Pays Un film

Sedicicorto International Film Festival Forli

Emmentaler Filmtage

Festival internacional de Cine de Gijon

Sichuan TV Festival

Derry, Foyle Film Festival

First Steps Der Deutsche Nachwuchspreis, First Steps Awards

Los Angeles, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Silver Medal (Foreign Category) Student Academy Awards 2013


Barbakan Festival

Festival Tous Ecrans – Festival international du film de Genève

Int. Festival der Filmhochschulen, München

Castellinaria Festival internazionale del cinema giovane Bellinzona

International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima