With the closing of the 11th edition of Malmö Arab Film Festival on Sunday, the jury announced the awards winners.
This year, the festival was held as a hybrid version between the actual activities in the Swedish city and the virtual once via the Internet.
The Man Who Sold His Skin by Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania won the Best Film Award, worth 20.000 Swedish kronor.
Here is the full list of the 11th edition of Malmö Arab Film Festival winners:
Short Film Competition
- A special mention to Al Sit by Sudanese director Suzannah Mirghani
- A special mention to Tuk Tuk by Egyptian director Mohamed Kheidr
- Best Short Film Award (15,000 Swedish kronor) to The Present by Palestinian director Farah Nabulsi
Feature Film Competition
- Best Screenplay award to Ghazi Zaghbeni, for The Dilemma by Ghazi Zaghbeni (Tunisia)
- Best Actor Award to Salim Dau for his role in the film Gaza Mon Amour by Arab and Tarzan Nasser (Palestine, France, Germany, Portugal, Qatar)
- Best Actress Award to Naima Lemcherki for her role in Autumn of Apple Trees directed by Mohamed Muftakir (Morocco)
- Best Director Award to Abdulaziz Al-Shalahi for his film The Tambour of Retribution (Saudi Arabia).
- Special Jury Award (15,000 Swedish kronor) to Their Algeria by director Lina Soualem (France, Algeria, Switzerland, Qatar)
- Best Film Award (20,000 Swedish kronor) to The Man Who Sold His Skin by Kaouther Ben Hania (Tunisia, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden)
- Audience Award (awarded by the municipality of Malmö with a value of 25,000 Swedish kronor) to Curfew by Amir Ramses (Egypt)
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