Audience Award

An Audience Award for favorite film will be presented.

Jury Award

Also offered this year will be the Jury Award. The jurors are:

  • Said Azar
    Film Director and Producer
  • Jana Elhassan
    Award winning novelist and journalist
  • Thomas Gorguissian
    Journalist specializing in Arab film, culture and politics

Winners from Previous Festivals

Audience Award

  • 2018: Wajd - Songs of Separation, directed by Amar Chebib.
  • 2017: Solitaire, directed by Sophie Boutros.
  • 2016: Hepta, The Last Lecture, directed by Hadi El Bagoury.
  • 2015: I am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced, directed by Khadija Al Salami.
  • 2014: Ghadi, directed by Amin Dora.
  • 2013: Jews of Egypt, directed by Amir Ramses.
  • 2012: El Gusto, directed by Safinez Bousbia.
    Talent to Watch Award: Heels of War, directed by Joe Bou Eid.
  • 2011: Cairo 678, directed by Mohamed Diab.
  • 2010: City of Life, directed by Ali Mostafa.
  • 2009: Masquerades, directed by Lyes Salem.
  • 2008: Slingshot Hip Hop, directed by Jackie Salloum.
  • 2007: Driving to Zigzigland, directed by Nicole Ballivian.
    Short Cuts: Arab in America, directed by Nabil Abou-Harb.
  • 2006: A New Day in Old Sana'a, directed by Bader Ben Hirsi.
  • 2005: Sabah, directed by Ruba Nadda.

Jury Award

  • 2018: Heaven Without People, directed by Lucien Bourjeily.
  • 2017: Foreign Body, directed by Raja Amari.
  • 2016: Good Luck Algeria, directed by Farid Bentoumi.
  • 2015: I am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced, directed by Khadija Al Salami.

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