OCTAVIA'S VISIONS

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OCTAVIA’S VISIONS is inspired by the Parables of the African-American futurist author Octavia E. Butler, who died in 2006. Using poetic visual language, OCTAVIA’S VISIONS interweaves Butler’s worlds with contemporary issues of environmental degradation, far right extremism, and social liberation. The poetic piece expresses a queer utopian imaginary, a longing to create out of the old something new.

Talent
Zara Zandieh
Role of participant
Director
Director
Zara Zandieh
Producer
Zara Zandieh, Humboldt Forum
Screenwriter
Zara Zandieh
Status
finished
Year of production
2021
Running time
17 min
Genre
Art
Country of Production
Germany
Production Companies
Humboldt Forum, https://www.humboldtforum.org/en/programm/laufzeitangebot/video-installation-en/change-in-perspective-16477/
Website
https://zarazandieh.com/portfolio/octavias-visions/
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Contact

Name
Zara Zandieh
E-mail
contact@zarazandieh.com
Website
https://zarazandieh.com/

Festivals and Awards

2021
- 67th International Shortfilm Festival Oberhausen, Officially Selected for German Competition, Germany, World Premiere
- 31st Inside Out, Toronto, Canada Premiere
- 37th Short Film Festival Hamburg, Officially Selected for German Competition, Hamburg, Germany
- 28th Sheffield Doc Fest, Sheffield Doc/Fest's Arts Program, Sheffield, England, UK Premiere
- 71st Berlinale Forum, Berlin, Germany
- I+N FCQSFF, Montréal Canada
- Govanhill International Film Festival and Carnival, Glasgow, UK
- 15th XPOSED Queer Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
- 20th Concorto Film Festival, Focus of competition BACK TO BLACK, Pontenure, Italy
- Humboldt Forum, Berlin Art Week, Berlin, Germany
- 25th Queer Lisboa, Officially Selected for Short Film Competition and Best Short Film Award, Lisbon, Portugal Premiere
- 74th Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh, UK