Additionally, the film will screen at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival before looking for a MENA premiere later this year.
Short film Warsha, written and directed by Lebanese filmmaker Dania Bdeir, premiered at Sundance Film Festival.
Warsha follows Mohammad, a Syrian migrant working as a crane operator in Beirut. One morning he volunteers to take on one of the tallest and notoriously most dangerous cranes. Away from everyone’s eyes, he is able to live out his secret passion and find freedom.
The 15-minute-long film is part of the annual festival’s online programme until January 30.
The film will be screened physically at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France, which runs from January 28 to February 5, before it is set to make its Middle Eastern premiere later this year.
Warsha is also selected for the 2022 International Film Festival of Rotterdam.