BAFTA New Talent Winner Best Actress

Two BAFTA Scotland New Talent 2015 Nominations 

Winner for Best Actress, Hannah Ord

Best Drama, Bita Shafipour & Chris Boyd

Very moving family drama, with a very powerful message, one that leaves an impression long after it has finished.
— The Open Door Showcase

Official Selections:

21st Palm Springs International ShortFest, 2015

Awareness Film Festival 2015, Los Angeles

Chicago International Social Change Festival 2015

Reel Women's Movie Marathon 2015, Palm Springs

Edinburgh Short Film Festival, 2015

London Short Film Festival, 2016

British Shorts Film Festival, Berlin 2016

POWFest Power of Women in Film, Portland Oregon 2016

Συν Festival Edinburgh, 2016

The Golden Linden International Film Festival of New European Cinema, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2016

Human Rights Film Festival of Barcelona, 2016

NY International Short Film Festival, 2016 New York City

California Women's Film Festival, 2016 Hollywood

Paris Feminist and Lesbian Film Festival, 2016

Seattle Short Film Festival, 2016


When two teen sisters discover that their family holiday abroad is really a plan by their parents to deliver them both into forced marriages, the girls flee home to find their own ways of remaining in Edinburgh, testing the limits of their bond and the resolve of the adults who control their futures.

Starring Hiftu Quasem, Hannah Ord, Maryam Hamidi, and Amir Rahimzadeh