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Dubai Film Fest: Awards to “Gulabi Gang”, “Char… No Man’s Island”, “Ship of Theseus”, and “Valley of Saints”

By NewsDesk • Published on December 16, 2012

Gulabi GangNishtha Jain’s “Gulabi Gang” won Best Film Award in Muhr Asia Africa documentary section at the 9th Dubai Film Festival. Awards were announced at the closing ceremony on Sunday, December 16, 2012.

Sourav Sarangi’s “Char … No Man’s Island” won a special mention in the same category.

Egyptian actress Aida El-Kashef won Best Actress award in Muhr Asia Africa Feature category for Anand Gandhi’s film “Ship of Theseus”.

Musa Syeed’s “Valley of Saints” got a special jury prize in the Muhr Asia Africa feature category.

Complete List of Winners:-

Dubai Expo 2020 People’s Choice award:
• Benjamin Renner, Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar – ERNEST ET CELESTINE (ERNEST AND CELESTINE): France
• Karzan Kader – BEKAS: Sweden

The annual ‘Prize of the International Critics’ for Arab films from the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), the world’s foremost body of film writers, academics and critics from over 60 countries, were awarded to:

• Best Documentary: Khaled Jarrar – MUTASALILUN (INFILTRATORS): Palestine, UAE
• Best Short: Amr Abdelhadi – HOMMA AAILIYA (FAMILIAL FEVER): Jordan
• Best Feature: Djamila Sahraoui – YEMA: Algeria, France, UAE

Muhr Emirati:

• Best Director: Abdulla Aljunaibi and Humaid Alawadi – THE PATH: UAE
• Special Jury Prize: Muna Al Ali – DURBEEN: UAE
• Best Film: Juma Al Sahli – RAAS AL GHANAM (THE GOAT’S HEAD): UAE

Muhr Asia Africa Shorts:

• Best Director: Nargiza Mamatkulova – ZHYMZHYRT (SILENCE): Kyrgyzstan
• Special Jury Prize: Taalay Kulmendeiev – ZHYMZHYRT (SILENCE): Kyrgyzstan
• Best Film: L. Rezan Ye?ilba? – SESSIZ-BE DENG (SILENT):Turkey

Muhr AsiaAfrica Documentary:

• Special Mention: Sourav Sarangi – CHAR… THE NO-MAN’S ISLAND: India
• Special Mention: Mosco Kamwendo – CAMARADA PRESIDENTE (COMRADE PRESIDENT): Zimbabwe
• Best Director: Wang Bing – SAN ZIMEI (SAN ZIMEI – THREE SISTERS): France, Hong Kong
• Special Jury Prize: Mohsen Amiryoussefi, Pirooz Kalantari – KAHRIZAK, CHAHAR NEGAH (KAHRIZAK, FOUR VIEWS): Iran
• Best Film: Nishtha Jain, Torstein Grude, Signe Bryge Sorenson – GULABI GANG: India, Norway, Denmark

Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature:

• Special Mention: TELEVISION – Bangladesh
• Best Actress: Aida El-Kashef – SHIP OF THESEUS: India
• Best Actor: Engin Günayd?n – YERALTI (INSIDE): Turkey
• Best Director: Kim Ki-duk –PIETA: South Korea
• Special Jury Prize: Nicholas Bruckman – VALLEY OF SAINT: India
• Best Film: Zeki Demirkubuz – YERALTI (INSIDE): Turkey

Muhr Arab Shorts:

• Best Director: Fyzal Boulifa – THE CURSE: UK
• Special Jury Prize: Ghassan Kairouz – KHALFI SHAJAR ALZAYTOUN (BEHIND ME OLIVE TREES): Lebanon
• Best Film: Murray Bartlett – NOOR: Egypt, USA

Muhr Arab Documentary:

• Special Mention: Farah Kassem – Abi Youchbeh Abdel Nasser (MY FATHER LOOKS LIKE ABDEL NASSER) – Lebanon
• Best Director: Hinde Boujemaa -YA MAN AACH (IT WAS BETTER TOMORROW): Tunis
• Special Jury Prize: Mohanad Yaqubi, Sami Said – MUTASALILUN (INFILTRATORS): Palestine, UAE
• Best Film: Khaled Kaissar – SCHILDKRÖTENWUT (THE TURTLE’S RAGE): Germany

Muhr Arab Feature:

• Special Mention: Alexandra Kahwagi – her role in ROUND TRIP – Syria, UAE, Germany, France, Egypt
• Best Actress: Waad Mohammed – WADJDA – Germany, Saudi Arabia, UAE
• Best Director: Kamal El Mahouti – MON FRÈRE (MY BROTHER) – France, Morocco
• Special Jury Prize: Dina Farouk – HARAG W’ MARAG (CHAOS, DISORDER) – Egypt
• Best Film: Roman Paul, Gerhard Meixner – WADJDA: Germany, Saudi Arabia, UAE

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