Women on top at DFC awards
By Patrick Frater
Mon, 12 December 2011, 16:58 PM (HKT)
Women directors came out strongly at the Dubai Film Connection Awards on Sunday night (11 Dec 2011) at the 8th Dubai International Film Festival
Prizes of US$25,000 were won by Eyes Of A Thief, to be directed by Najwa Najjar; The Eye Of The Devil, to be directed by Katia Jarjoura; and When Home Becomes Hell, to be directed by Dalila Ennadre.
In total seven prizes were awarded with others, for differing amounts, provided by Egypt's Film Clinic, Screen Institute Beirut, the Organisation International de la Francophonie and Franco-German cultural TV channel Arte.
DIFF awards (3)
Eyes Of A Thief (Palestine). Dir: Najwa Najjar, prod: Hani Kort.
The Eye Of The Devil (Lebanon-France). Dir: Katia Jarjoura, prod: Jerome Bleitrach.
When Home Becomes Hell (Morocco-France). Dir: Dalila Ennadre, prod: Damien Froidevaux.
Film Clinic award
Back To The Jungle (Lebanon-France). Dir: Wissam Charaf, prod; Charlotte Vincent.
Organisation International de la Francophonie award
Beirut Hold 'Em (Lebanon). Dir: Michel Kammoun, prod Rula Nasser.
Screen Institute Beirut award
Zaineb Hates The Snow (Tunisia-Canada). Dir: Kaouther Ben Hania, prod: Habib Attia.
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