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Bad Omen

Bad Shagun


A film by Salar Pashtoonyar

Genre(s): Drama

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Bad Omen

Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2020: Vancouver International Film Festival Best Canadian Short
  • 2020: South Western International Film Festival Audience Choice Award
  • 2020: North Bay Film Festival Student Shorts Showcase Winner
  • 2020: Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival Runner-up: Best Canadian Short
  • 2021: Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival International Competition
  • 2021: Canadian Screen Award | Best Live Action Short Drama
  • 2021: Palm Springs International Shortfest


Set in Kabul, Afghanistan. Pari, an in-house tailor, must find the means to purchase her prescription glasses in order to save her job.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 19'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Sound: Stereo / 5.1
  • Country(ies) of production: Afghanistan / Canada
  • Original Language(s): Persian
  • Subtitle(s) available: English
  • Audience: General Audiences

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Fereshta Afshar, Marwa Amini, Irfan Amini, Faruq Afghan, Mujtaba Sabbar, Shahwali Nawabi, Tamim Aqil
  • Screenplay: Salar Pashtoonyar
  • Cinematographer: Nikolay Michaylov
  • Editor: Alexander Farah, Fjordi Spahiu
  • Sound: Christopher King
  • Music: Ustad Awalmir
  • Producer: Salar Pashtoonyar

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Badson Pictures