'It'll come on, in the settens after Term: fourteenth of Febooary, we expect; we've marked it a special jury
cause, and it's only ten down the paper.
A 'Special Jury
Award', with a prize money of USD 15,000, went to Ana Katz's Argentine/Brazil/France co-production 'Sueno Florianopolis'.
That the Humayun-Saeed-Mehwish-Hayat-starrer Punjab Nahi Jaungi (2017) won a special jury
award at the 1st SOC Film Festival held last week in Qingdao, China, is old news now.
Additionally, the Special Jury
prize for documentary films was given to director Medhat Majed for "El Manfa" (Exile), produced by the Higher Institute of Cinema.
Villegas Cultural Award and a Special Jury
Prize for Nick Joaquin.
The film presented feminism in a new and bold light." For the first time, the Special Jury
Narrative Award was a tie between Aisha al Jaidah's 1001 Days (Qatar/2017), an animated film that explores the story behind the story of the famous 1001 Nights, addressing eternal issues like sacrifice, equality and bravery, and Nibu Vasudevan's Walls (Qatar/2017), a CG animation in which a race of skeleton-like, robotic creatures are engaged in a pointless, seemingly endless war with an unseen enemy.
Other Arabic-language prizes included a "Special Jury
Prize," awarded toJamel Jlassi for his novel Bey El Orbane and a "Discovery Prize" awarded to Nabil Gueddiche for his novel The Sunflower .A French-language "Discovery Prize" went to Sami Mokaddem for his novel Nineteen .
"Sivas," which won the Special Jury
Prize at this year's Venice Film Festival, follows the stories of an 11-year-old boy named Aslan (yzci) and his fighting dog, Sivas, in a rural area of the Anatolian province of Yozgat.
Prize: Claudia Corbelli and Greg White for AL JRA (THE NEIGHBOUR) -- UAE
A Special Jury
Prize went to Dina Farouk, producer of "Harag wa Marag" (Chaos, Disorder), the debut feature of Egyptian director Nadine Khan.
"We have succeeded in bringing together diverse resources into a single seminar aimed at supporting entrepreneurship in the film industry," said Sana Bagersh, Founder of Tamakkan, whose film The Journey won Black Pearl Special Jury
award in the Emirates shorts category of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.--
Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, the film won five awards at the Venice Film Festival including the Special Jury
Prize and it was nominated for the Golden Lion Award.