29  12  2008


Mediterranean sweepstake at Dubai IFF

The closing of the Dubai International Film Festival celebrated several Mediterranean filmmakers that benefited Euromed Audiovisual II initiatives :

- Special Jury Award for the documentary ONE MAN VILLAGE by Lebanese Simon El Habre (participant to EuroDocMed), produced by BEIRUT DC (promoter of the EAV II-funded project Medscreen and partner of Euromed Cinémas)

- Best feature film and FIPRESCI Award to MASQUERADES by Algerian Lyes Salem, a film supported by Euromed Cinémas for its release in France earlier this month

- Best screenplay for Palestinian Anne-Marie Jacir, participant to Mediterranean Films Crossing Borders

- Special Jury Award, Best music and Best editing to DERNIER MAQUIS by Algerian Rabah Aleur-Zaïmèche, whose previous movie BLED NUMBER ONE had been supported by Euromed Cinémas for its Algerian release in 2006.

Great success for Morocco also : Best actors (Omart Lofti and Anas Elbaz), and Best cinematography (Luca Coassin) to CASANEGRA directed by Nour-Eddine Lakhmari; Best actress (Hifsia Herzi) in FRANCAISE by Souad El Bouhati.