MIMOSAS
MIMOSAS

The 38th Cairo International Film Festival handed out its awards, and awarded the FIPRESCI Prize to “Anna’s Life” by Nino Basilia, the jury commented that the film was lauded “For the emotional portrait of a woman who struggles in a difficult society, and tries to find her way to live with her autistic son.” “MIMOSAS” by Oliver Laxe was awarded the Golden Pyramid for Best Film, in addition to Best Actor Award for Shakib Ben Omar,

Winning Films at 38th Cairo International Film Festival:
Cinema Of Tomorrow awards

Special Mention:
“Ascension”
By: Pedro Peralta (Portugal)

Special Mention:
Picnic
By: Jure Pavlović( Croatia)

Special Mention:
“Rosinha”
By: Gui Campos ( Brazil)

Special Jury Award:
“The Other Side of Doorman River”
By: Se Woong Bae (South Korea)

Youssef Chahin, Best Short Film Award
Eden
By: Andrés Ramírez Pulido (Colombia)

Critics’ Week Awards

Shadi Abd El Salam Prize for best film:
“Exiled”
Bby Davis Simanis (Latvia – Lettonia)

Fathy Farag Prize for best artistic contribution:
Paweł Chorzępa’s Photography
In the film “Zud ” by Marta Minorowicz (Poland)

Prospects of Arab Cinema’s Awards

Certificate of appreciation
for the film “Suicidal Notions”
by Eman El-Naggar (Egypt)

Certificate of appreciation
for the film “Barakah Meets Barakah
by Mahmoud Sabbagh (KSA)

Special Jury Award presented by Clinic Film Company – Mohamed Hefzy and First Step, of 50,000 EGP:
Fires
by Mohamad Abdulaziz (Syria)

Best Film Award in the Prospect of Arab Cinema competition, of 75,000 EGP presented by Almasa Company:
“Zizou (Sweet Smell of Spring)”
by Ferid Boughedir (Tunisia)

4th Cairo Film Connection Awards

10,000 USD presented by New Century for best project in development went to:
“Papion On the Watertank”
by Yehia El Abdallah.

60,000 EGP presented by Al Massa for best Egyptian film in development went to:
“A Condition of Love”
by Hala Khalil.

50,000 EGP presented by Film Factory for post production services in Egypt went to:
“Kilo 64”
by Amir El Shenawi.

Two weeks color grading prize presented by Pixelmob for best project in Post production went to:
“Beirut Terminus”
by Eli Kamal

Script development award presented by Paris Film Initiative went to:
“Five Days Grace”
by Saleh Nass.

Beirut coproduction platform participation award went to:
“A Son”
by Mehdi Bersaoui

ACC award for Rotterdam producers lab participation to
Jana Wehbe (of Beirut Terminus)

ANNA'S LIFE
ANNA’S LIFE

The FIPRESCI Prize
“Anna’s Life”
By: Nino Basilia – Georgia
For the emotional portrait of a woman who struggles in a difficult society, and tries to find her way to live with her autistic son.

The International Jury Prizes

Award for Best Artistic Contribution:
WE ARE NEVER ALONE
By: Peter Vaclav(Czech Republic)

Naguib Mahfouz Award for Best Screenplay:
PERFECT STRANGERS
By: Paolo Genovese ( Italy)

Best Actress Award:
NAHED EL SEBAI
For her performance in “A Day For Women” By: Kamla Abou Zekri (Egypt)

Best Actor Award:
SHAKIB BEN OMAR
For his performance in “Mimosas” By: Oliver Laxe ( Spain – Morocco – France)

The Bronze Pyramid for Best First or Second work of a Director:
KILLS ON WHEELS
By Attila Till ( Hungary)

The Silver Pyramid-Special Jury Prize For Best Director:
“THE TRAIN OF SALT AND SUGAR”
By:Licinio Azevedo (Portugal – Mozambique – France – South Africa – Brazil)

The Golden Pyramid for Best Film, Presented to the producer:
“MIMOSAS”
By: Oliver Laxe (Spain – Morocco – France )

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