Azadi (film)

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Azadi - Poster - 72dpi.jpg
Promotional poster for Azadi.
Directed by Anthony Maras
Produced by
Written by Anthony Maras
Music by Josh Bennett
Cinematography Nick Matthews
Edited by
Mills Street
Release dates
February 2005
Adelaide Film Festival
Running time
Country Australia
Language English
Budget A$200,000 (estimated)
(US$160,000 in Feb. 2005)

Azadi is a 2005 Australian short film, written and directed by award winning film-maker Anthony Maras, and produced in association with the Australian Film Commission, the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund and the South Australian Film Corporation.

The film has earned numerous accolades on the international festival circuit and has screened on broadcast television,[1] festivals and at human rights events[2][3] the world over.[4][5]


Azadi follows the plight of an Afghan schoolteacher and his asthmatic son, who escape their oppressive Taliban homeland in search of a new life in Australia.


Actor Role
Rodney Afif Amir Afzali
Seleman Haider Mansur Afzali
Stephen Sheehan DIMA Officer
Sepideh Fallah Amir's wife

Awards and nominations[edit]

Festival Selections[edit]

  • AFI Awards 2005
  • Hamptons International Film Festival
  • Valladolid International Film Festival 2005
  • Sydney Film Festival 2005
  • São Paulo International Film Festival 2005
  • Los Angeles International Short Film Festival 2005
  • Interfilm Berlin – Int Short Film Festival 2005
  • Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2006
  • St Kilda Film Festival 2006
  • WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival 2006
  • Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films 2005
  • Austin Film Festival 2005
  • Florida Film Festival 2006
  • Sydney Film Festival 2005
  • Rome Independent Film Festival 2006
  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2005
  • Foyle Film Festival 2005
  • Athens International Film Festival (Greece) 2005
  • Athens Int Film and Video Fest (USA) 2005
  • Vermont International Film Festival 2005
  • Bermuda International Film Festival 2005
  • Drama International Film Festival (Greece) 2005
  • Adelaide Film Festival 2005
  • Tiburon International Film Festival 2005
  • Human Rights Film Festival – New Zealand 2006
  • Berkshire International Film Festival 2005
  • Fitzroy Shorts Film Festival 2006
  • Roma Cinemafest 2006
  • Shorts Film Festival (Australia) 2006
  • South Australian Short Screen Awards 2006
  • ATOM Awards 2005
  • ACS Awards 2005
  • Darwin Film Festival 2006


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