2012 | Coming of Age, Drama | 24 min | MA Film

Directed by Talkhon Hamzavi

Collection: Degree Films 2012

Parvaneh, a young, Afghan migrant is living in a transit centre for asylum in the Swiss mountains. After knowing about her father’s illness, she seeks the city to send money to her family. This is the starting point of various encounters.


Runtime24 min
Year of Production2012
Country of ProductionSwitzerland
Distribution FormatDCP, HDCAM SR, HDCAM, Blu-ray
Audio FormatStereo, 5.1
Spoken LanguageSwiss German, German, Farsi
Available SubtitlesGerman, English, French
Director Talkhon Hamzavi
Cinematography Stefan Dux
Production Design Vera Locher
Ladina Bosshard
Music Dominik Blumer
Editor Hannes Rüttimann
Screenplay Talkhon Hamzavi
Creative Producer Stefan Eichenberger
Leading ActorsNissa Kashani
Cheryl Graf
Supporting ActorsBrigitte Beyeler Albert Tanner Patrick Slanzi Patrick Yogarajan Julia Frey Alireza Bayram Natalie Klaus Mani Hamzavi Stephan Teiwes Fernando Scarabino
Casting Susan Müller
Costume Design Jacqueline Kobler
Makeup Artist Beatriz Vazquez
Location Sound Engineer Sergio Milliet
Sound Design Daniel Hobi
Sound Mixing Gregg Skerman
Digital Colorist
Graphic Artist Claudio Gasser
Jonas Wandeler
Technical Support Equipment Gian Courtin
Technical Support Postproduction Rebecca Siegfried
Project Mentoring Barbara Kulcsar
Stefan Jäger
Co-Production Company SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
Financial Support Bundesamt für Kultur, Berner Filmförderung, Alexis Victor Thalberg-Stiftung, Familien-Vontobel-Stiftung, Fondation Collatrice, Katholischer Mediendienst, Gemeinde Obersiggenthal
Executive Producer Filippo Bonacci
Anita Wasser
Head of Programme MA Film Prof. Markus Imboden


15. January 2015
Paveneh nominated for an Oscar

Talkon Hamzavi's "Parvaneh" nominated for an Oscar | The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has nominated Talkhon Hamzavi's short film "Parvaneh" for an Oscar in the Category "Live Action Short Films".

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21. November 2014
Parvaneh shortlisted for the 2015 Oscars

"Parvaneh" is one of the ten films in the Category "Live Action Short Films" selected by the Academy's Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committee from 141 films for further selection for the 87th Academy Awards.

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19. September 2013
Nomination of three MA degree films

In the Category "Documentary Film", the five nominated films include two ZHdK films: MA NA SAPNA by Valerie Gudenus and NEULAND by Anna Thommen. | In the Category "Short and Animation Films", Talkon Hamzavi's multiple-awarding film PARVANEH has been nominated for FIRST STEPS.

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8. June 2013
Student Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected Talkon Hamzavi's "Parvaneh” as one of the "Winning Films" of the 40th Student Academy Awards.

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12. November 2012
Public Prize Raiffeisen

Castellinaria Festival internazionale del cinema giovane Bellinzona

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11. November 2012

PRIX INTERCULTUREL for Best Fostering of Intercultural Relations, Munich International Festival of Film Schools

1. November 2012
Special Mention

Barbakan Festival, European Competition, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia

1. November 2012
Best Director

SWIKOS Short Film Festival, Basel City Casino

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1. October 2012

Bern Film Award

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1. January 2012
The Don Quijote Prize

The Don Quijote Prize is awarded by the International Federation of Film Societies (FICC), International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima


2. February 2018 – 10. February 2018
Festival int. du court métrage
Clermont-Ferrand | France

1. November 2017 – 8. November 2017
Curta Cinema Festival Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro | Brazil
Swiss Short Focus

8. April 2017 – 8. April 2017
Ciné-club chablaisien im Cinema Cosmopolis

5. October 2016 – 16. October 2016
int. shortfilmfestival shnit

5. October 2016 – 16. October 2016
int. shortfilmfestival shnit
Cairo | Egypt and Cape Town | South Africa

16. March 2016
Nouvelles Oberwallis

28. May 2015 – 3. June 2015
Iranian Film Festival

11. May 2015 – 12. May 2015
Neues Iranisches Kino

2. May 2015 – 10. May 2015
International Eskisehir Film Festival
Eskisehir, Türkei

16. April 2015 – 26. April 2015
Washington DC International Film Festival

26. February 2015 – 28. February 2015
Ascona Film Festival

22. January 2015 – 29. January 2015
Solothurner Filmtage

16. January 2015 – 22. January 2015
Irvine International Film Festival
Irvine CA, USA

7. December 2014 – ca. 21:50

5. November 2014 – ca 1:00
CH Filmszene, Kurzfilmnacht

22. August 2014 – 24. August 2014
Bangalore International Short Film Festival

12. March 2014 – 16. March 2014
Minimalen Short Film Festival
Trondheim, Norwegen

22. August 2013 – 29. August 2013
SIYFF - Seoul International Youth Film Festival

26. July 2013 – 28. July 2013
ONE Country One Film Festival

19. June 2013 – 24. June 2013
Tel-Aviv International Student Film Festival
Tel Aviv

8. June 2013
Student Academy Awards
Beverly Hills

24. April 2013 – 28. April 2013
European Media Art Festival EMAF

23. April 2013 – 28. April 2013
Internationale Studentenfilmtage SEHSÜCHTE

13. March 2013 – 20. March 2013
Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg

24. January 2013 – 31. January 2013
Solothurner Filmtage

11. November 2012 – 17. November 2012
Internationales Festival der Filmhochschulen München