One Thousand and One Teardrops


On her first day of school, little Louly is faced with a question: what should she wear? The ugly school uniform or whatever she wants? Luckily, she is visited by a magic teardrop-keeper who helps her make a choice by telling the story of how the women of her nation, Iran, have strived to answer this question for 200 years.



Nominations & Awards:

Nominee for the Best Animated Short Film at the Orlando Film Festival 2014

Winner of the Best Documentary at the Beeston Film Festival, 2015

Nominee and the recipient of Special Jury Mention for the Best UK Short at the East End Film Festival, 2015

Winner of the Best Film Award at the London Feminist Film Festival, 2016

Nominee for the Best Documentary and the Best Student Film at the Imperial War Museum London Short Film Festival 2016


Official Selections:

Open City Docs Fest, London, UK, June 2014

Free State Film Festival, Kansas, US June 2014

International Kansk Video Festival, Moscow, Russia, August 2014

Szczecin European Film Festival, Szczecin, Poland, September 2014

Expotoons International Animation Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2014

Jameson CineFest International Film Festival, Miskolc, Hungary, September 2014

International Festival of Debut and Student Films Beginning, St.Petersburg, Russia, October 2014

Orlando Film Festival, Orlando, US, October 2014

Clair Obscur Film Festival, Basel, Switzerland, October 2014

This Is England, Rouen, France, November 2014

Kyiv International Film Festival “Molodist”, Kyiv, Ukraine, November 2014

International Women Short Film Festival in India, 2014

We The Peoples Film Festival, London, UK, November 2014

BUtiful Film Festival, Bournemouth, UK, November 2014

Beeston Film Festival, Nottinghamshire, UK, 2015

Censurados Film Festival, Lima, Peru, 2015

European Independent Film Festival, Paris, France 2015

Athens ANIMFEST, Athens, Greece 2015

Davis Feminist Film Festival, Davis, California, US 2015

International Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey 2015

International Festival of Animated Films “Animaevka, Mogilev, Belarus, 2015

Festival Mundial de Cine Extremo de Veracruz, WORLD EXTREME

Film Festival of Veracruz, Mexico, June 2015

International River Film Festival, Padua, Italy, June 2015

East End Film Festival, London, UK, July 2015

MashRome Film Fest, Rome, Italy, July 2015

ÉCU-in-Viseu, Viseu, Portugal, August 2015

Shorts Mexico – Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de México, Mexico, September 2015

Annual Iranian Film Festival – San Francisco, US, September 2015

Thessaloniki Animation Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece, October 2015

Filmets Badalona Film Festival, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain, November 2015

Tyrolean Independent Film Festival, Tirol, Austria, September 2015

Art City Short Film Festival, Buea, South West Region, Cameroon 2015

Qabila Film Festival, Cairo, Egypt, October 2015

Delhi International Film Festival, Delhi, India, Dec 2015

Barcelona Planet Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain 2015

Imperial War Museum (IWM) Short Film Festival, London, February 2016

LOCO London Comedy Film Festival, London, UK 2016

New York City Independent Film Festival, NY, US, 2016

Inconnu Festival, Paris, France, April 2016

London Feminist Film Festival, London, UK, August 2016

Paris International Lesbian & Feminist Film Festival, France, October 2016

London Portobello Film Festival, London, September 2016

Crossing The Screen Film Festival, Eastbourne, UK, November 2016

Best of Festival Cinema Invisible, Redding, California, US, January 2017