The Egyptian film, Moharram (Forbidden) by the filmmaker Amal Ramsis, has won the Golden Eagle Aaward in the official competition at the 11th edition of the Arab Film Festival in Rotterdam yesterday, 11 September.
The Silver Eagle Award went to the Syrian film Azady (Freedom - in Kurdish).
The festival held a second competition presided by three Arab jury members. The Tunisian Hadath Zat Fagr (It Happened One Dawn) received special mention while the Egyptian El Mosafer (The Traveller) by Ahmed Maher won the Golden Eagle Award. The Silver Eagle Award went to the Moroccan film, Maged, by Naseem Abbasy.
In the Arab Independent Cinema competition the Lebanese film Aks El Seer (Against the Current) by Michele Tyan won the Golden Eagle Award, while the Egyptian films Al Sandara (The Attic) by Moahmed Shawky and Al Rehla by Seba El Rafei won the Silver Eagle Award.