(Centre) Director of Best Arab Narrative Film ‘Normal’ speaks on stage with the cast of the film (behind).
The awards ceremonies marked just one of the many ways we celebrated film during DTFF 2011. A panel of distinguished actors and directors led by head juror Mohammed Malas, a prominent Syrian filmmaker, reviewed films for the competition. Here’s a rundown of the winning entries:
BEST FILM, MADE IN QATAR SERIES
A Falcon, A Revolution
BEST ARAB SHORT
Where Are You? directed by Abdullaziz Al-Nujaym.
Honourable Mention for My Father Is Still a Communist – Intimate Secrets To Be Published directed by Ahmad Ghossein.
BEST ARAB DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER
Director Rania Stephan for The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni (Ikhtifa’aat Hosni Alt-Thalathat).
BEST ARAB DOCUMENTARY FILM
The Virgin, The Copts and Me directed by Namir Abdel Messeeh.
BEST ARAB NARRARTIVE FILMMAKER
Director Roschdy Zem for Omar Killed Me.
BEST ARAB NARRATIVE FILM
Normal directed by Merzak Allouache.
Sami Bouajila for Omar Killed Me.
AUDIENCE AWARD: BEST NARRATIVE FILM
Nadine Labaki for Where do We Go Now?.
AUDIENCE AWARD: BEST DOCUMENTARY
Morgan Spurlock for Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope.