Ayaneh

Short Fiction | 15min | 2019 | CH
written&directed by Nicolas Greinacher
produced by Rajko Jazbec & Dario Schoch

Synopsis
Set in Switzerland, our story follows Ayaneh, a young refugee from Afghanistan. One day at a public swimming pool she meets Anna and instantly feels attracted to her. As the relationship between the two women develops, Ayaneh is confronted with growing resistance from her religious family.


Awards
Seattle Queer Film Festival 2020 – Audience Choice Award Best Lesbian Short Film
East Village Queer Film Festival 2020 – Best Cinematography
Muskoka Queer Film Festival 2020 – Audience Choice Award
Rhode Island International Film Festival 2019 – Youth Jury Award First Prize Best LGBTQ Film
Los Angeles Film Awards 2019 – Best LGBTQ Film
Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2019 – Best Lesbian Short Film

Festivals
Rhode Island International Film Festival 2019
HollyShorts Film Festival 2019
Foyle Film Festival 2019
Los Angeles Film Awards 2019
Out on Film Atlanta 2019
Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2019
Arena Cinelounge Hollywood 2019
International Queer & Migrant Filmfestival 2019
NewFest – New York’s LGBTQ Film Festival 2019
OutReels Cincinnati 2019
Holebifilmfestival 2019
International Queer Film Festival Merlinka 2019
Rainbow Visions 2019
Zinegoak, International LGTB Film and Performing Arts Festival 2020
ClexaCon Film Festival 2020
Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2020
New Renaissance Film Festival Amsterdam 2020
Outfest Fusion Film Festival 2020
Roze Filmdagen 2020
Antwerp Queer Arts Festival 2020
Queer and Migrant Exhibition 2020
Tag! Queer Shorts Festival 2020
Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival 2020
FilmOut San Diego 2020
SERILE FILMULUI GAY International Film Festival 2020
Wicked Queer: Boston’s LGBTQ Film Festival 2020
Pink Apple Filmfestival 2020
London Lesbian Film Festival 2020
Muskoka Queer Film Festival 2020
OUTshine Film Festival – Miami Edition 2020
FIRE!! Barcelona Film Festival 2020
PROUD Film Festival 2020
QFest St. Louis 2020
The Bush Films 2020
LA Queer Film Festival 2020
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2020
Provincetown Film Festival 2020
Brighton & Hove Pride’s Official LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2020
Faroe Islands‘ International Minority Film Festival 2020
Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival 2020
Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival 2020
Long Beach QFilm Festival 2020
Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2020
Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2020
Vinokino Film Festival 2020
Connecticut LGBTQ Film Fevstival 2020
Thessaloniki International LGBTIQ Film Festival 2020
Reel Affirmations: Washington, DC’s LGBTQ Film Festival 2020
East Village Queer Film Festival 2020
Way OUT West Film Fest 2020
GAZE Dublin LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2020
Awareness Film Festival 2020
Reel Q: Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2020
Fresno Reel Pride Lgbtq+ Film Festival 2020
Festival du film LGBT de Paris „Chéries Chéris“ 2020
Pride Film Festival in Chicago 2020
ImageOut: Rochester LGBT Film Festival 2020
Desperado LGBTQ Film Festival 2020
Seattle Queer Film Festival 2020
qFLIX 2020; America’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2020
Kaleidoscope LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2020
Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2020