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A Celebration is a short drama about 8-year-old Ada​ living with her ​newly immigrated mother in ​Toronto,​ ​as they try to stay out of trouble and make ends meet​.

2019 / 11 min / Fiction / Canada / English, Turkish
Cast: Ada Yilmaz, Simlâ Civelek, Andi Robarts, Tabitha Grove, Behzad Mohseni
Writer and Director: Mahsa Razavi, Producer: Atefeh Khademolreza, DOP: Matthew Kennedy, Funded by Toronto Art Council

Aired on CBC Network, GEM TV, Canada, 2020


Award of Excellence, Canada Shorts Film Festival, 2019

Best Actress, The Retro Avant-Garde Film Festival, Cairo, 2020

Best Film, International Short Film of India, Mumbai, 2020



REGARD (Oscar Qualifying) - Festival International Du Court Métrage Au Saguenay, Canada, 2020 

Narrative Shorts By Women, Boston Women's Film Festival, Boston Museum Of Fine Arts, 2019

Festival International Du Film De Nancy, France, 2020

25th International Short Film Festival In Drama, Greece, 2019Breakthrough Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2020

28th Kineko International Children’s Film Festival, Japan, 2021

Rencontres Audiovisuelles Association's short film travelling program 'Ciné Soupe', 2021.

18th Taiwan Int'l Children's Film Festival (TICFF), 2019

Alberta International Women’s Film Festival, Canada, 2019

Edmonton Short Film Festival, Canada, 2019

32 Filmfest Dresden, Germany, 2020

The Kinolub Film Festival For Children And Youth, Poland, 2020

International Film Festival Cologne, Germany, 2020

Diorama International Film Festival, New Delhi, India, 2020

Festival Filministes, Montreal, Canada, 2020

Providence Children’s Film Festival, Rhod Islands, 2020

International Children's Film Festival (ICFF), India, 2020

Caminhos Film Festival, Portugal, 2019

Toronto New Wave Film Festival, Canada, 2019

“Kin” Women’s International Film Festival, Armenia, 2019