(MOONJOURNEY)

© TRIMAPHILM/Moritz Tessendorf

The heartbreaking story of a father who must flee with his daughter from the war in Syria. To protect her from the traumatic events of the dangerous journey, he starts playing a game to make her believe they are travelling to the moon…


Chiara Grabmayr was born in 1988 in Vienna. She studied Digital Media in Salzburg and has been studying Directing at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF) since 2011. She directed several short films including LEBEN WILL ICH (2011), SIEGESHUNGER (2013) and MOONJOURNEY (2016). She is currently working on a web series and her debut feature.
Genre Society
Category Short
Year of Production 2016
Director Chiara Grabmayr
Screenplay Chiara Grabmayr
Cinematography Moritz Tessendorf
Cast Chiara Ametovic, Timur Isik
Producers Trini Götze, Philipp Trauer
Production Companies TRIMAFILM, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF/M)
Length 2 min 30 sec
Format DCP, color, cs
Original Version
 Arabic
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby 5.1
Festivals Filmschoolfest Munich 2016, Spotlight Festival Stuttgart 2016, New York Festivals 2016, Warsaw 2017, Cambridge 2017, Molodist Kyiv 2018
Awards First Steps Award 2016 (Best Advertising), Clio Awards New York 2016 (Silver Winner), New York Festivals 2016 (First Prize Student Work), Young Directors Award Cannes 2016 (Silver Winner), Sophie Opel Award Munich 2016 (Bronze Winner), PIAF Awards Prague 2016 (Gold Winner – Storytelling), Spotlight Festival Stuttgart 2016 (Gold Winner: Student Jury Award, Audience Award, Special Jury Award), Short Tiger 2017

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