Shorts 5: Escape Plans

What do you do when you are in a war zone and have a child in your care? Make Escape Plans. Alina, starring Alia Shawkat from Arrested Development, is about women smuggling a three-month old baby out of the Warsaw Ghetto. Variables is about a teenage mathlete escaping the Bosnian War.

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Directed By: Rami Kodeih
Written By: Nora Mariana
Cast:Alia Shawkat, Rebeca Robles, Erika Soto, Jillian Federman, Daisy Vernon-Huhn, Dorota Puzio, Sean Harmon, Mark McCullough, Edin Gali, Jason Bernardo, Michael J. Claman, Weetus Cren, Chris Homestad, Robert Hope

USA, 24 minutes

As Nazis separate children from their parents in the Warsaw Ghetto, a gang of women risks everything to smuggle their friend’s three-month-old baby to safety. Inspired by true events.

Starring Alia Shawkat (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, SEARCH PARTY), Edin Gali (MAD MEN), Rebeca Robles (BETTER THINGS), Erika Soto (VIDA), and Mark McCullough (LOGAN LUCKY).

Festivals & Awards:
Cambridge Film Festival – Winner Best Short Film
Sonoma International Film Festival – Best Dramatic Short Film 
Pasadena International Film Festival
Maryland international Film Festival
USA Film Festival
Burbank International Film Festival



Directed By: Sabina Vajrača
Written By: Sabina Vajrača
Cast: Haris Turcinhodzic, Mira Furlan, Leona Paraminski, Amila Kapetanovic

USA, 24 minutes

In the middle of the Bosnian War, a teenage math-wiz is given a way out of the bloodshed when his math club gets an invitation to compete at the 1995 International Math Olympiad in Canada. Inspired by true events.

Festivals & Awards:
Vail Film Festival – Best Student Short Film
Ojai Film Festival