Film Festivals

Doc em Mai
09/05/2017 - 13/05/2017, Bordeaux, France

Transit Zone will finally return to its homeland with a film screening at the Doc en Mai documentary film festival in Bordeaux. Really happy that more people in France get to see the film which traveled far and wide but has hardly been shown in the country where the crisis is actually happening. For more info you can visit the website here.

Tampere Film Festival
08/03/2017 - 12/03/2017, Tampere, Finland

Amazing! Transit Zone will be part of the International Competition at Tampere Film Festival in Finland. The festival is ranked among the three most important short film festivals in the world. Fingers crossed! Have a look at the programme here.

Respect Belfast Human Rights Film Festival
03/03/2017 - 08/03/2017, Belfast, Northern Ireland

It's really great to be part of the Respect film festival, a young and ambitious human rights film festival in Northern Ireland. Please check the website for more details.

SIMA Festival
20/01/2017, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Nice one! Transit Zone is part of the Social Impact Media Awards Festival in Cambodia. The film will be shown alongside two other docs one of which is 'Future My Love' by Maja Borg another Scotland based filmmaker. More info about the screening here.

British Shorts 10th Lichtspielklub Short Film Festival
14/01/2017, Berlin, Germany
18:00 at Sputnik Kino 1

Transit Zone is part of the British Shorts programme and competition at the British Shorts Film Festival in the capital Berlin! It's a promising and exciting programme showcasing some of the best works from the UK. You can check the programme here.

Cinemaiubit International Student Film Festival
07/12/2016 - 11/12/2016, Bucharest, Romania

It was great to be part of the 20th edition of the festival which is the biggest student film festival in the country. It was even better to win the 'Paul Calinescu' Best Documentary Award! Thanks for the honour. More info and other winners can be found on the website here.

Cinema Verite Iran International Documentary Film Festival
04/12/2016 - 11/12/2016,  Tehran, Iran

All the way to Iran! Transit Zone is part of the competition of 30-60 minutes films at the Cinema Verite Festival. More info here.

Le Festival International Signes du Nuit
24/11/2016 - 04/12/2016,  Paris, France

Finally Transit Zone will also be shown in the country the film was made, in France! It's great to be part of the competition at the Festival in France and previously in Portugal. For more info you can visit the website here.

DokumentART - European Film Festival for Documentaries
11/11/2016 - 15/11/2016,  Neubrandenburg, Germany

The German premiere of Transit Zone was at the DokumentART Festival in East Germany! The film was in competition among a selection of quality documentaries from all over Europe. The festival especially supports documentary film as an artform which makes us even more happy to be part of it. For more info you can have a look at the website.

Global Health Film Festival
10/11/2016 - 12/11/2016,  London, UK

We are very honoured to have come to London to be part of the Global Health Film Festival this year! Check out their website and programme for more details.

Inverness Film Festival
09/11/2016 - 13/11/2016,  Inverness, Scotland, UK

We are happy to be part of the Inverness Film Festival in the Scottish highlands! Please refer to the website for more information about their programme.

8 x 8 Photo and Film Festival
10/2016 - 11/2016,  Ireland

Transit Zone was travelling around Ireland on this fantstic educational tour through universities. Organsied by SUAS there were talks, exhibitions and films to raise awareness about migration and refugees. For more info please visit the website.

Festival des Libertes
Friday 28/10/2016,  Bruxelles, Belgium

Transit Zone had its Belgium premiere at the Festival des Libertes in Bruxelles. The festival combines music, theatre, exhibition and cinema and has a focus on human rights. For French speaking audiences more info can be found on the official website.

Molodist - Kyiv International Film Festival
21/10/2016 - 29/10/2016,  Kyiv, Ukraine

Let's go to Ukraine! Transit Zone was part of the prestigeous Molodist film festival. Yes, they do have a red carpet there! More info can be found here.

Document - International Human Rights Film Festival
20/10/2016 - 23/10/2016,  Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Good news! Transit Zone was shown at Document, the well established human rights film festival in Scotland. The film was presented as part of the shorts programme this year. Here the link to the website...

Social Justice Film Festival
14/10/2016 - 25/10/2016,  Seattle, USA

Fantastic! Transit Zone had its US premiere at the Social Justice Film Festival in Seattle and even won the Gold Jury Price in the short film category. Various films were shown on important issues such as human rights, workers issues, indigenous people and refugees. Check out their website and programme for more detail.

Student International Film Festival (STIFF)
13/10/2016 - 16/10/2016,  Rijeka, Croatia

We are very happy to have been part of this years Student International Film Festival in Croatia! They were showing work from around the world and Transit Zone was part of the competition. More info on the website.

International Human Rights Film Festival Albania
26/09/2016 - 01/10/2016,  Tirana, Albania

Transit Zone made it to Albania! The film was part of a human rights film festival help raising awareness about refugees. More details can be found on their website.

Message to Man International Film Festival
23/09/2016 - 30/09/2016,  St. Petersburg, Russia

We are glad the film made it all the way to Russia where it was part of the Message to Man Film Festival which has a focus on cinematic expression featuring more than 200 films! Transit Zone was shown on the first day of the festival as part of a special screening programme called short distance. Check the website for all the other events happening at the festival.

Edinburgh International Film Festival
Friday 24/06/2016,  Edinburgh

It was really an honour for Transit Zone to be shown at the Edinburgh International Filmfestival this year! It was screened as part of 'Out of Bounds: Student Shorts' with films by emerging film talents from all over the UK. For more info you can click here.


Transit Zone Photo Exhibition by Iman Tajik and Frederik Subei
Thursday 09/06/2016 - 26/06/2016, Glasgow
Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

We are very proud that Transit Zone had a dedicated photo exhibition at the prestigeous Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Glasgow! Iman Tajik will be exhibiting his work from Calais. A selection of his atmospheric images were shown on two floors at GOMA alongside video works by film director Frederik Subei. For more info about the events visit the Scottish Refugee Council website.

Sheffield Doc/Fest
Monday 13/06/2016, Sheffield in UK

We are very happy that Transit Zone had been selected for Sheffield Doc/Fest, one of the biggest and best documentary film festivals in the world! The film was nominated for an award in the Student Doc category. Transit Zone was screened along the feature 'Freightened - The Real Price of Shipping'. More details can be found at this link. It was a truly fantastic festival and an honour to be part of!

Thursday 09/06/2016, Inverness
at Eden Court

As part of Screen Academy Scotland Transit Zone was shown at the XpoNorth. It is the most important festival in the north of Scotland for the creative industries. The film received some good feedback and director Frederik Subei was also interviewed by XpoNorth Live which you can watch here.

Visions du Reel Film Festival
19/04/2016, Nyon in Switzerland

Transit Zone is proud to have had its International Premiere at the Visions du Reel Film Festival in Switzerland. The film even received a Jury Special Mention in the Premier Pas category where it was shown in competition! It was a truly fantastic experience to be part of the festival. Here you can find a link to all award winners.

  Glasgow Short Film Festival

Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow

It was amazing to have the Scottish premiere of the film at the GSFF! The film was very well receveived and shown to a sold-out house as part of 'Scottish Competition 2: Where Are We Now?' along some fabulous other films. The selection of Transit Zone has also been featured at the Screen Academy website.

The filmmakers at the Q&A after the film screenings

London Short Film Festival

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

It was really great to see such a big and attentive audience at London Short Film Festival for the premiere of Transit Zone! It was a full house at the ICA. Thanks to everybody who made it along!

Q&A with Saf Suleyman (Bilaadi), Elhum Shakerifar (producer, A Syrian Love Story)  and Frederik Subei (Transit Zone)