Bon Voyage (2016 film)

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Bon Voyage
Bon Voyage 2016 poster.jpg
Directed byMarc Raymond Wilkins
Produced byJoël Louis Jent
Written byMarc Raymond Wilkins
  • Jay Abdo
  • Stefan Gubser
  • Amed Ali
  • Annelore Sarbach
  • Suhair Omran
Music byBalz Bachmann
CinematographyBurak Turan
Edited byJann Anderegg
Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduction
Release date
June 2016 (USA)
Running time
21 minutes

Bon Voyage is a Swiss-Germen short film written and directed by Marc Raymond Wilkins.

Bon Voyage was shortlisted with ten other short-film from 137 entries submitted to the 89th Academy Awards in Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film category. The final five nominations are scheduled to be announced on January 24, 2016.[1]


Jonas and Silvia are enjoying a wonderful sailing holiday in the Mediterranean sea. But while sailing through the night, far away from land, they discover an overloaded refugee boat, close to sinking. They are shocked but too afraid to help. So they call the coast guards but loose the boat out of sight into the darkness of the night. In the early morning, they find themselves drifting through an ocean of dead bodies. The refugee boat has sunk. Jonas and Silvia manage to pull a few survivors out of the cold water: Syrians. This rescue marks the beginning of a dramatic conflict between the hopes and dreams of the refugees, and the fears and ideals of the holiday sailors


  • Jay Abdo as Kareem
  • Stefan Gubser as Jonas
  • Amed Ali as Thabit
  • Annelore Sarbach as Silvia
  • Suhair Omran as Maha

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Recipients Result
Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films Best Live Action Short over 15 minutes Marc Raymond Wilkins and Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG Won
San Diego Film Festival Best Short Film Marc Raymond Wilkins Won
Best Narrative Short Marc Raymond Wilkins, Joël Louis Jent, Jay Abdo and Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG Won
89th Academy Awards Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film Marc Raymond Wilkins
Joël Louis Jent


  1. ^ "10 Live action Short Advance in 2016 Oscar Race". November 23, 2016. Retrieved January 15, 2017.

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