6th MAFF Awards | Malmö Arab Film Festival 2016

The awarded features, documentaries and short films of the sixth edition of Malmö Arab Film Festival were announced on October 4 during a ceremony at Cinema Panora. In total, thirteen prizes and diplomas were handed out by the three jurys for feature, documentaries and shorts. The newly established Audience Award was announced during the Gala at Malmö Live on October 4.

SHORT FILM COMPETITION
Jury: Kassem Hawal, Julia Jarl, Dorra Zarrouk
Special mention – BESIEGED BREAD by Soudade Kaadan
Jury award – AYA GOES TO THE BEACH by Maryam Touzani
Best short film, was given to DRY HOT SUMMERS by Sherif Elbendary, and KINGDOM OF GARBAGE by Yasir Kareem.

DOCUMENTARY FILM COMPETITION
Jury: Ahmed Shawky, Madline Tabar, China Åhlander
Jury award – SKIN by Afraa Batous
Best Documentary – AISHA by Asma Bseiso

FEATURE FILM COMPETITION
Jury: Omar Abdel Aziz, Ibrahim Ariss, Fatima Loukili
Special mention – Malmö Arab Film Festival program group
Jury award – the actors Jumaa Ibrahim Al-Zaabi and Ahmed Ibrahim Al Zaabi in the film GOING TO HEAVEN by Saeed Salmeen
Best actor – Ashraf Barhoum in THE CURVE by Rifqi Assaf
Best actress – Menna Shalabi in NAWARA by Hala Khalil
Best scenario – NAWARA by Hala Khalil
Best director – Loutfi Bouchouchi who directed THE WELL
Best feature – 3000 NIGHTS by Mai Masri

 AUDIENCE AWARD (Sponsored by Proms and Weddings)m
3000 NIGHTS by Mai Masri