Promotional poster for Azadi.
|Directed by||Anthony Maras|
|Written by||Anthony Maras|
|Music by||Josh Bennett|
Adelaide Film Festival
(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.
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.
|Rodney Afif||Amir Afzali|
|Seleman Haider||Mansur Afzali|
|Stephen Sheehan||DIMA Officer|
|Sepideh Fallah||Amir's wife|
Awards and nominations
- 2005 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Short Fiction Film - Nomination
- 2006 St Kilda Film Festival: Judges Special Commendation
- 2005 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films: Critics and Audience Choice commendation
- 2005 Austin Film Festival: Best Short Film - Nomination
- 2005 Hamptons International Film Festival - Films of Conflict and Resolution Award - Nomination
- 2005 ATOM Awards: Best Short Film - Nomination
- "ABC Short and Curly"
- "Human Rights Film Festival" Archived 24 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Films of Conflict and Resolution - Hamptons Film Festival" Archived 8 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
- "SAFC website - Azadi Showcase" Archived 30 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Short Film Central - Azadi Profile"
- "Inside Film - 26 August 2006" Archived 26 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
- "St Kilda 2006 Winners" Archived 3 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Adelaide Film Festival - Investment Fund History" Archived 29 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine.