2014

”Malmo Arab Film Festival has truly become a part of the history of our city Malmo”

With these words Kent Andersson, greeted everyone welcome to the fourth edition of Malmo Arab Film Festival – MAFF.

Malmo Arab Film Festival 2014 took place between September 26-30 and gathered over 90 international guests from all over the Arab world, and presented more than 100 features, shorts and documentaries from over 30 countries. The festival opened September 26 with the Red Carpet ceremony live broadcasted on Swedish national television.

Apart from the films and guests, the festival even introduced two new workshops – Hear Our Voices and Films from North. In Hear Our Voices a number of Jordan young female filmmakers met Swedish young female filmmakers with the premise to create a platform for democracy and equality, Nordic young filmmakers met with the premise to fortify their belonging and their knowledge about the film market.

The festival edition of 2014 left everyone with a trembling zestful feeling before the upcoming five years anniversary 2015.

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JURY 2014 

Feature Film Jury
Khalid Alzadjali
Mahrez Karoui
Farida Benlyazid

Documentary Jury
Asma Graimiche
Firas Alsharoot (replaced by Fadi El Lewand)
Hesham Abdel Hamid

Short film Jury
Jamal Amin
Mohcine Besri
Nisreen Faour

HONOREES

Mohammed Malas – Director
Touria Alaoui – Actress
Jihad Ja Abdo – Actor

AWARDS

Feature Awards

Best Feature
Adios Carmen (Morocco)
Directed by Mohamed Amin Benamraoui

Special Jury Award
Stable Unstable (Lebanon)
Directed by Mahmoud Hojeij 

Best Director
Hany Abu Assad (Palestine)
For the film Omar

Certificate of Appreciation
Aytem Amin (Egypt)
For the film Villa 69

Best Actress
Yasmin Raeis (Egypt)
For her role in Factory Girl by Mohamed Khan

Best Actor
Adam Bakri (Palestine)
For his role in Omar by Hany Abu Assad

Best Script
Diamand Abou Abboud, George Khabbaz, Nicolas Khabbaz (Lebanon)
For the film Void

Best Director of Photography
Joud Gourani (Syria)
For the film Ladder to Damascus

AWARDS

Short Film Awards

Best Short Film
Troubled Waters (Lebanon)
Directed by Toufic Khreich

Special Jury Short Award
Get Married (Tunisia)
Directed by Ismahane Lahmar

Certificate of appreciation
Cotton (Iraq)
Directed by Luay Fadel

 

Documentary Awards 

Best Documentary
War Reporter (Tunisia)
Directed by Amin Boukhris

Special Jury Documentary Award
Wahdon (Palestine, Lebanon)
Directed by Fajr Jacoub

 

ALARABI DOCUMENTARY AWARD

Alarabi Documentary Award
Scheherazade’s Diary (Lebanon)
Directed by Zeina Daccache