DTFF 2012: THE REPENTANT, HORSES OF GOD and THE LEBANESE ROCKET SOCIETY Win Top Awards

James Marsh, Asian Editor
Last night, the winners of the Arab Film Competition and the Audience Awards were announced at the 4th Doha Tribeca Film Festival, with a total of ten different awards up for grabs, in Feature, Short Film and Documentary categories.

Merzak Allouache's The Repentant was named Best Narrative Film, while director Nabil Ayouch was awarded the Best Filmmaker prize for Horses of God. The Best Feature Documentary award went to The Lebanese Rocket Society, with Hanan Abdalla named Best Documentary Filmmaker for In The Shadow of a Man. The Best Short Film prize went to Ehab Tarabieh's The Forgotten, while the short documentary Bader won the Made in Qatar Award.

Full list of winners:

Arab Film Competition: Narrative

Best Narrative Film - The Repentant (dir. Merzak Allouache)

Best Narrative Filmmaker - Nabil Ayouch (Horses of God)

Best Performance - Ahmed El Hafiane (The Professor, dir. Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud)

Special Mention - Goodbye Morocco (dir. Nadir Mokneche)

Arab Film Competition: Documentary

Best Documentary Feature - The Lebanese Rocket Society (dir. Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige)

Best Documentary Filmmaker - Hanan Abdalla (In The Shadow of a Man)

Special Mention - Fidai (dir. Damien Ounouri)

Arab Short Film Competition:

Development Award - Sanctity (dir. Ahd)

Best Short Film - The Forgotten (dir. Ehab Tarabieh)

Made in Qatar:

Made in Qatar Award - Bader (dir. Sara Al-Saadi, Maaria Assami, Latifa Al-Darwish)

Special Mention - Lyrics Revolt (dir. Shannon Farhoud, Ashlene Ramadan, Melanie Fridgant, Rana Khaled Al Khatib)

Audience Awards:

Best Feature - Full Circle (dir. Zhang Yang)

Best Documentary - Searching for Sugar Man (dir. Malik Bendjelloul)


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  • mightyjoeyoung

    "Best Documentary - Searching for Sugar Man (dir. Malik Bendjelloul)"

    Congrats Malik Bendjelloul, it´s very nice doc, thanks for the list Mr Marsh.

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