Velvet Films



DIRECTED by Mathieu Volpe

Premiere at Festival Alice Nellà Città - 2023
short - completed - 2023
Drama, 19 min
With : Diane Onana, Frank Onana

Originally from Cameroon, Awa works as a snow groomer driver in La Thuile, the last Italian town before France. At the end of her shift, she crosses paths with Souleymane, a young man desperately trying to cross the border. Helping Souleymane to make it across the mountain may be the only way for Awa to silence a dull, constant guilt.

Cast, crew & partners

Author - director Mathieu Volpe

Co-author Nina Vanspranghe

Director of Photography Pierre-Edouard Jasmin

Sound Mixer Léo Fleurant

Sound editor Paul Heymans

Editor Maëlle Delorme

Additionnal Editing Léo Parmentier

Production design and Costume Charlotte De Gottal

Haire & Make-up Sarah Roman

Composer Andreas Moulin

In coproduction with Disparte (IT)

With the support of

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With the support of Centre du Cinéma de la Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles

With the support of la Commission du Film de la Vallée d'Aoste

With the support of la Direction Générale du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel (IT)

Coproduction Partner la RTBF

Alice nella città - 2024 (Roma, Italie)
Love International Film Festival Mons-2024 (Mons, Belgique)
International Short Film Week Regensburg - 2024 (Regensburg, Germany)
Cortinametraggio - 2024 (Cortina, Italy) - Special Mention for actress Diane Onana -
Rencontres cinématographiques de Digne-les-Bains- 2024 (Digne-les-Bains, France) - l'Ange Award & Special Mention for actress Diane Onana
San Sebastian Human Rights Film Festival - 2024 (San Sebastian, Spain)
Indy Film Fest - 2024 (Indianapolis, USA)
Brussels Short Film Festival - 2024 (Brussels, Belgium)
Grand River Film Festival - 2024 (Cambridge, Canada)
Leiria Film Fest - 2024 (Leiria, Portugal)
CineGlobe 2024 (Geneva, Switzerland)
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