Dania Bdeir’s short film Warsha scored its 20th award with the Best Film award at the Short OUT Festival in Milan, Italy.
The Lebanese short film has been running in numerous festivals and winning many awards since its release.
As per the Short OUT Festival, Warsha revives a realism that explodes into fantasy, adding that the crane reflects the troubled Lebanese society.
The short film tackles the story of a Syrian crane worker who goes in one of the most dangerous cranes in Lebanon to hide away from people’s eyes and judgments.
According to the film’s official Instagram page, seven months since it premiered, Warsha has won in Finland, the U.S, Italy, Japan, Canada, South Korea, France, Brazil, Serbia, India, and North Macedonia.
Three of these awards were won at Oscar Qualifying Festivals.
Here is the trailer: