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MARS, OMAN is now available on VOD on DAFilms.com!


Directed by Vanessa del Campo, 2019

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Creative short documentary, Belgium


An old Bedouin riding his camel can’t believe his eyes: a woman dressed in a big, compact armour and a bizarre helmet is studying an insignificant rock. Astronauts in the desert of Oman... Or is it Mars?

Bedouins, spaceships, desertships, two young Omani girls passionate about space and a lost director reflecting about life in this Universe and the relation between nomadism, exploration, colonialism and freedom.

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"A remarkable cinematic journey that spans both inner and outer space"




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A film by Vanessa del Campo

Produced by Emmy Oost for Cassette for timescapes

Screenplay by Miquel Sureda & Vanessa del Campo

Photography by Vanessa del Campo

Editing by Vanessa del Campo & Karel de Cock

Sound Asma Albadi, Anna Novell & Miquel Sureda

Sound Design and Mix by Julián Díaz-Peñalver Arias

With the support of the Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA of the European Union & LUCA - School of arts


IDFA Talent Award at Visions du Réel 2019

Sangalli Award, The Gaze of the Other Festival dei Popoli 2019

Best International Short Film at MiradasDoc 2020

Award for Best Editing & Best Short Film by the Senior Jury at Aguilar Film Festival 2020 (ES)


Visions du Réel 2019 (CH) Opening Scenes section

Mooov Festival 2019 (BE) Short Film Competition

Krakow Film Festival 2019 (PL) Short Film Competition

International Debut Documentary Film Festival Rudnik 2019 (RUS) Competition program

DokuFest 2019 (XK) Int'l Short Dox Competition

Festival dei Popoli 2019 (IT) Official competition - international selection

Riga International Filmfestival 2019 (LT) Short Riga International Competition

Breedbeeld Kortfilmfestival 2019 (BE)

IDFA 2019 (NL) Best of Fests

Bogota Short Film Festival 2019 (CO)

Festival Mon Premier Film Documentaire 2019 (TN)

Vilnius International Short Film Festival 2020 (LIT) hosted by Creative Europe Desk Lithuania MEDIA Office

MiradasDoc 2020 (ES) Short film competition

El Festival Internacional de Cine La Picasa (FICiLP) 2020 (AR)

Filmfest Sundsvall 2020 (SE) International Short Film Competition

Go Short -– International Short Film Festival Nijmegen 2020 (NL) Go Short Student Competition

Vienna Shorts 2020 (CH) International competition fiction & documentary

ShorTS International Film Festival 2020 (IT) Section: Maremetraggio

IceDocs 2020 (IS)

Moscow International Documentary Film Festival DOKer 2020 (RU)

Netzhaut Ton Film Festival! 2020 (AT)

Directed by Women 2020 (ES)

VIA XIV -Verin International Short Film Festival (ES)

Festival Internacional de Cine Corto de Cali 2020 (CO)

Cinema de Artistas 2020 (AR)

Barcelona Independent FF - L'Alternativa 2020 (ES) National competition

32º Aguilar Film Festival 2020 (ES) Official selection