“A Son,” a film written and directed by Mehdi Barsaoui, won the Grand Prize at the 10th Malmo Arab Film Festival (MAFF, Sweden).
This feature-length fiction film won the highest distinction of the festival which awards several prizes including 20 thousand Swedish crowns to the first prize winner.
In the same film, Najla Ben Abdallah won the award for Best Actress. This distinction was awarded to her for her role in “A Son” as the lead actress.
The list of winners of this edition of the MAFF, held October 8-13 in the Swedish city of Malmo, was unveiled Monday evening.
The Tunisian film industry also distinguished itself at the Malmo Market and Forum as the list of winning film projects was unveiled on Sunday evening.
Eighteen film projects from various Arab countries have been distinguished with the awarding of a total sum exceeding $100,000, the festival site says.
In the category of feature-length fiction films in the post-production phase, was awarded “Manca Moro” directed by Rim Temimi and produced by Dora Bouchoucha and Lina Chaabane.
In the same category, “Communion” film project directed by Nejib Belkadhi and produced by Imed Marzouk won three awards. They were awarded by MAD Solutions (distribution services, $5,000 and marketing services, $15,000), Leyth Production (sound mixing for 15 days, -with another film-, worth €11,000) and Mosaic TV (colour adjustment, worth $10,000).
In addition to the winning film, Tunisia was present in the official MAFF competition with two short films, “Le retour” by Nawel Kouka and “Kosmos” by Zied Ben Chaabane.
Two Tunisian women were on the competition jury, namely Dorra Bouchoucha (feature film competition) and Insaf Ouhiba (short film competition).
The jury of the Malmo Market and Forum included Anissa Daoud (CM projects in development phase) and Ali Sabri Belaid (film projects in post-production phase).
Source: TAP News Agency