Development Short Film Projects


Denmark \ Arabic, Danish \ 18 min 0 sec


Director and Producer: Rania Tawfik

Production Company(s): Jasmine Films



When Laila, a young teenage girl changes behaviour, her parents convince themselves that she is possessed by a Jinn. But appearances can be deceptive. The film deals with the complex duality of the life of a teenage girl from Arab origins living in Denmark.


Director and Producer:

Rania Tawfik

Rania M. Tawfik is an Iraqi-Danish film director based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Rania holds a Master´s degree in Film Studies from the University of Copenhagen and is a graduate from The National Film School of Denmark, Documentary Direction Department. Her graduation film “A light Breeze” was awarded BEST STUDENT FILM at Gulf Film Festival in Dubai. In 2012, Rania was chosen by CPH:Dox to co-direct a film with a fellow film director. Th result was “From a Distance”. The film was awarded THE JURY PRIZE at Baghdad International Film Festival. Rania has since directed a documentary series for the National Television of Denmark and worked as a guest teacher at The National Film School of Denmark. Recently, Rania has finished her latest film “An ode to Daddy”which granted her BEST DIRECTOR AWARD at Malmo Arab Film Festival. The film was supported by the Danish Film Institute and the National Television of Denmark DR3.