2011

Malmo Arab Film Festival was founded in 2011. The striving for an Arabic film festival in Malmo had existed for a long time, and initiatives had been taken with a number of screenings and cultural events with Mouhamad Keblawi as the driving force.

The first festival edition was held between the 23rd and 27th of September. Apart from the programmes for features, documentaries and short films, a special program, in collaboration with Gulf Film Festival, for films from the Gulf countries This first edition was a great success and a fantastic catalyst for the bright development of the festival.

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JURY 2011

Hany Salma (replaced by Khaled Abol Naga)
Dima Hamdallah
Saad Hendawy
Bashar Ibrahem (replaced by Salah Sermini)
Sanae Bekkali

HONOREES

Hani Salama – Actor
Masoud Amralla Al Ali – Artistic Director (DIFF)
Khaled Aboud Naga – Actor

 

AWARDS

Feature Awards

Best Feature
Messages from the Sea (Egypt)
Directed by Dauod Abdel Sayed

Special Jury Award
Here Comes the Rain (Lebanon)
Directed by Bahij Hojeij

Special mention
Two Girls from Egypt (Egypt)
Directed by Mohammed Amin

Best Actress
Julia Kassar (Lebanon)
For her role in Here Comes the Rain by Bahij Hojeij

Best Actor
Asser Yassin (Egypt)
For his role in Messages from the Sea by Daoud Abdel Sayed

Award of appreciation
Siham Haddad (Lebanon)
For her role in A Tuesday by Sabine El Chamaa

 

AWARDS

Short Film Awards

Best Short Film
Short Life (Morocco)
Directed by Adil El Fadili

Award of appreciation
Sabeel (UAE)
Directed by Khalil Mahmood

 

Documentary Awards

Best Documentary
Hamama (UAE)
Directed by Nujoom Alghanem

Award of appreciation
18 days in Egypt (Egypt)
Directed by Ahmed Salah Sony and Ramadan Salah