The Siren

Animated feature, 100 min

In 1980, the southern Iranian port city of Abadan is attacked by the Iraqi army. The 16‐year‐old Omid restarts the ship “Sirene” in order to leave the besieged city with his friends and family. A modern arche story that has lost nothing of its topicality.

For the international co‐production, we produced a large part of the backgrounds and almost half of the 3D animation.

Iranian director Sepideh Farsi has been living in France for many years and is an internationally awarded documentary filmmaker who presents her first animated feature with THE SIREN.

THE SIREN opened the Panorama program of the 73rd Berlinale in February 2023 in front of an audience of over 800 at the Zoo‐Palast.

A co-production of Les Film d’Ici (F), Katuh Studio, TrickStudio Lutterbeck (GER), Bac Cinema (LUX), Lunanime (BEL)
Directors Sepideh Farsi
Producers Sebastien Onomo, Vanessa Ciszweski, Richard Lutterbeck, David Grumbach, Annemie Degryse
Production Supervisor Nadine Mombo
Animation Director Jean-Claude Charles
Art Director Zaven Najjar
3D Animation Peter Karboth, Rey Sommerkamp, Olaf Kamin, Felix Herzog, Noemi Kramer, Katrina Biedenbender, Simone Loose, Patrick Knott, Teresa Diehm, Jana Rische and many more
Backgrounds Sven Höffer, Dominik Spitol, Hans Devolder, Ronja Overländer, Raphael Wahl, Teresa Diehm, Aaron Bremer, Annika Nimz

Trailer Berlinale


Opening Film Panorama 73rd Berlinale, Germany, 2023

Best Original Music in a Feature Film Annecy Festival, France, 2023

Best Film Umbrien Film Festival, Italy, 2023

Jury Prize International Competition BIAF, Korea, 2023

Special Award BIAF, Korea, 2023

Best Animated Film APSA, Australia, 2023

Rating Particularly Valuable FBW, Germany, 2023

Recommendation FBW Youth Film Jury FBW, Germany, 2023

SIYAD Award Turkish Film Critics Association, Turkey, 2023