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VARIABLES

(2019)

Drama / 24 min.

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.

Director/Writer: Sabina Vajrača
Producers: Miles Alva, Wes Akwuobi
Co-Producer: Sara Alize Cross
Associate Producers: 
Azra Isakovic, Myriam Schroeter
Production Designer: JoyAnna Hatcher
Director of Photography: Eugene Koh
Editor: Thomas Mendolia
VFX Artist: Joshua Sarlo
Sound: Chris Garcia, Martin Robertson
Composer: Dika Chartoff

Closing Credits Song: Leon Majcen
 

CAST:
Nikola Jandric: Haris Turčinhodžić
Mrs. Medic: Mira Furlan
Selma Jandric: Leona Paraminski
Senita: Amila Kapetanović
Ajla Jandric: Ena Ćatić
Ćazim: Goran Ivanovski

Meho: Džemil Hadžiabdulahović

GRAND PRIZE - DGA Student Awards - 2019.
WINNER - Alfred P. Sloan Production Gran
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FINALIST - BAFTA Student Film Awards - 2
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WINNER - BEST STUDENT FILM  Vail Film Fe
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OFFICIAL SELECTION - SEDONA Internationa
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WINNER - BEST SHORT Bosnian-Herzegovinia
SEMIFINALIST - Student Academy Award - 2
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Sarajevo Film Festi
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Bosnian-Herzegovini
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Newport Beach Film
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OFFICIAL SELECTION - The Lake County Fil
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OFFICIAL SELECTION

2020 HollyShorts Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA)

2020 Newport Beach Film Festival (Newport Beach, CA)

2020 Tallgrass Film Festival (Wichita, KS)

2020 Lake County Film Festival (Lake County, IL)

2020 Golden Wheat Awards (Turkey)

2020 SCINEMA International Science Film Festival (Australia)

2020 Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (NYC) WINNER: Best Short

2020 CASCADIA International Women's Film Festival (Bellingham, WA)

2020 Sedona International Film Festival (Sedona, AZ)

2019 Ojai Film Festival (Ojai, CA)

2019 Vail Film Festival (Vail, CO) ~ WINNER: Best Student Short

 2019 Festival Angaelica (Duluth, MN)

2019 Sarajevo Film Festival (Sarajevo, Bosnia) ~ PREMIERE

AWARDS

2021 Golden Wheat Award, Best Drama Short

2021 Film Shortage Daily Pick

2020 Script 2 Screens Short Film Grand Prize

2020 Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival Best Short Film

2020 BAFTA Student Awards Finalist

2020 HUMANITAS Prize Finalist

2020 First Look Award for Outstanding Producing

2020 First Look Nomination for Jury Prize, Social Change

2019 DGA Student Awards Grand Prize Winner 

2019 Student Academy Award Semifinalist

2019 Vail Film Festival Best Student Short

2017 Alfred P. Sloan Production Grant