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Palmarès du Festival du film de Dubai 2008
décembre 2008 | Palmarès | Cinéma/TV | Émirats arabes unis

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Muhr Arabic Shorts – First Prize FILM: LA ROUTE DU NORD (THE NORTH ROAD)
DIRECTOR: Carlos Chahine
COUNTRY LEBANON – FRANCE

Muhr Arabic Shorts – Special Jury Prize FILM: BINT MARIAM
DIRECTOR: Saeed Salmeen Al-Murry
COUTNRY UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Muhr Arabic Shorts – Second Prize FILM: SA’ET ASARY (AT DAY’S END)
DIRECTOR Sherif El Bendary
COUTNRY EGYPT

Muhr Arabic Documentaries – First Prize FILM: THAKIRAT L SABBAR..HIKAYAT THALATH QURA FALASTEENIA (Memory of the cactus: a story of three palestanian villages)
DIRECTOR Hanna Musleh
COUNTRY PALESTINE

Muhr Arabic Documentaries – Special Jury Prize FILM: SAMAAN BIDIYAA (The One Man village)
DIRECTOR Simon El Habre
COUNTRY LEBANON

Muhr Arabic Documentaries – Second Prize FILM: Marina of the zabbaleen
DIRECTOR: Engi Wassef
COUNYRY EGYPT – USA
Muhr Arabic Feature – Best Cinematographer
CINEMATOGRAPHER: LUCA COASSIN
FILM: CASANEGRA
COUNTRY MOROCCO

Muhr Arabic Feature – Best Composer
COMPOSER: SYLVAIN RIFFLET
FILM: ADHEN – DERNIER MAQUIS
COUNTRY ALGERIA – FRANCE

Muhr Arabic Feature – Best Editor
EDITOR: NICOLAS BANCILHON
FILM: ADHEN – DERNIER MAQUIS
COUNTRY ALGERIA – FRANCE

Muhr Arabic Feature – Best Screenplay
SCREENPLAY: ANNEMARIE JACIR
FILM: MILH HADHA AL-BAHR (SALT OF THIS SEA)
COUNTRY PALESTINE

Muhr Arabic Feature – Best Actress
ACTRESS: HIFSIA HERZI
FILM: FRANCAISE
COUNTRY FRANCE – MOROCCO

Muhr Arabic Feature – Best Actors
ACTOR 1: ANAS ELBAZ
ACTOR 2 OMAR LOTFI
FILM CASANEGRA
COUNTRY MOROCCO

Muhr Arabic Feature – Best Film FILM: Masquerades
DIRECTOR: Lyes Salem
COUNTRY ALGERIA – FRANCE

Muhr Arabic Feature – Special Jury Prize FILM: ADHEN – DERNIER MAQUIS
DIRECTOR RABAH AMEUR-ZAIMECHE
COUNTRY ALGERIA – FRANCE

FIPRESCI Award FILM: Masquerades
DIRECTOR: Lyes Salem


Muhr AsiaAfrica Shorts – First Prize FILM: SHAO NIAN XUE (YOUNG BLOOD)
DIRECTOR: Haolun Shu
COUNTRY CHINA
Muhr AsiaAfrica Shorts – Special Jury Prize FILM: EXPECTATIONS
DIRECTOR: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
COUNTRY: CHAD, KOREA

Muhr AsiaAfrica Shorts – Second Prize FILM: KAM SANABANYZ (EVERYTHING IS OK)
DIRECTOR: Akjoltoy Bekbolotov
COUNTRY Kyrgyzstan

Muhr AsiaAfrica Documentaries – First Prize FILM: Mental
DIRECTOR: Kazuhiro Soda
COUNTRY JAPAN – USA

Muhr AsiaAfrica Documentaries – Special Jury Prize FILM: XIAO LI ZI (Survival Song)
DIRECTOR Guangyi Yu
COUNTRY CHINE

Muhr AsiaAfrica Documentaries – Second Prize FILM: UNE AFFARIE DE NEGRES (Black Business)
DIRECTOR Osvalde Lewat
COUNTRY CAMEROON

Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature – Best Cinematographer
CINEMATOGRAPHER: REZA TEYMOURI
FILM: ARAM BASH VA TA HAFT BESHMAR (BE CALM AND COUNT TO SEVEN)
COUNTRY IRAN

Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature – Best Composer
COMPOSER: JORJA MESAFIN, VIGAY IYER
FILM: TEZA
COUNTRY ETHIOPIA – GERMANY – FRANCE
Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature – Best Editor
EDITOR: SREEKAR PRASAD
FILM: FIRAAQ
COUNTRY INDIA
Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature – Best Screenplay
SCREENPLAY: DEEPA MEHTA
FILM: HEAVEN ON EARTH
COUNTRY CANADA

Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature – Best Actress
ACTRESS: ANH HONG
FILM: TRANG NOI DAY GIENG (MOON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WELL)
COUNTRY VIETNAM

Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature – Best Actor
ACTOR: ASKHAT KUCHINCHIREKOV
FILM: TULPAN

Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature – Best Film FILM: Treeless Mountain
DIRECTOR So Yong Kim
COUTNRY USA – SOUTH KOREA

Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature – Special Jury Prize FILM: KYUKA (Vacation)
DIRECTOR: Hajime Kadoi
COUNTRY JAPAN

Emirati: Best UAE Talent
DIRECTOR: Haydar Mohammed

Emirati: Most promissing UAE female film maker
DIRECTOR: Nujoom Al Ghanem

Emirati: Most promissing UAE male film maker
DIRECTOR: Saeed Salmeen Al-Murry

composition des jurys :

Muhr Arabic Short

Khairy Beshara
Khairy Beshara was born in Tanta, Egypt in 1947. Considered one of the country’s master directors, he was a pioneer of realism in Egyptian cinema, with films such as’The Collar And The Bracelet’ (1986),’Sweet Day, Bitter Day’ (1988) and’Ice Cream In Gleem’ (1992) redefining the function and potential of cinematic form. With an impressive string of awards and honours from film festivals and institutions stretching back over an illustrious career, Beshara’s wealth of experience and continuously evolving artistic vision marks him out as one of the true icons of contemporary cinema.
Carmen Lebbos
Carmen Lebbos is an award-winning Lebanese actress, who has starred in some of the most popular films to have come out of the Levant region in recent years. Starring roles in’West Beyrouth’ (1998),’Lila Says’ (2004),’Zozo’ (2005), Whatever Lola Wants’ (2007) and’Falling From Earth’ (2007), amongst others, have brought her acclaim and recognition worldwide.
Lars Henrik Gass
German writer and curator Lars Henrik Gass has published essays and articles on cinema and photography, taught at universities and academies, served on the jury of the German Short Film Award, headed up the European Institute of Documentary Film, and for the past decade, has been the director of the International Oberhausen Short Film Festival.

Muhr Arabic Documentry

Geoffrey Gilmore
Geoffrey Gilmore has been Director of the Sundance Film Festival since 1990, as well as being a consultant for the Sundance Channel since 1996. He has directed the Sundance Institute’s Annual Independent Producers Conference for 17 years, during which time he has organized and overseen numerous international and national projects and symposia. Gilmore also lectures at the Department of Film and Television at UCLA, and has been on the board of cultural bodies including the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the Rockefeller Foundation, amongst others.
Jehane Noujaim
Jehane Joujaim grew up in Egypt and worked as a photographer and filmmaker there before moving to the US to study Visual Arts and Philosophy at Harvard University. On graduation, she won the Gardiner Fellowship, making’Mokattam’ before co-directing and prodcuing the award-winning’Startup.com’ (2001), and control Room 2004..
Hany Abu-Assad
Born in Nazareth in 1961, Hany Abu-Assad worked as an airplane engineer before turning to film. His debut short film,’Paper House’ (1992) was the first in a series of films addressing life in the occupied territories of Palestine, many of which have won awards at film festivals worldwide.
His 2005 film,’Paradise Now’ was a major global hit, premiering at the Berlin Film Festival in 2005 and going on to scoop the Blue Angel Award for Best European Film, the Berliner Morgenpost Readers Prize and the Amnesty International Award for Best Film, as well as the Golden Globe Award for best Foreign Language film. It was also nominated for an Academy Award in 2006.

Muhr Arabic Feature

Sergei Bodrov
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, writer, producer and director Sergei Bodrov was born and raised in Siberia. He worked as a journalist, before becoming a scriptwriter, with over 20 productions to his name including co-writing’East-West’. He is best known for his 1996 Oscar-nominated film’Prisoner Of The Mountains’, which also won a FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at Cannes. His most recent production,’Mongol’ (2008) also received an Academy Award Nomination for’Best Foreign Film’. He lives in Moscow, Germany, Kazakhstan and Arizona.
Lebleba
One of Egypt’s best known actresses, Lebleba has appeared in over 80 films, working with the likes of Youssef Chahine, Niazi Mustafa, Ali Idris. Having been honoured by film institutions around the world, she remains an icon of North African cinema. She is also a popular singer, best known for her children’s songs including’Papa Habibi’ and’Hasalty’. She has regularly sat on committees for a number of film festivals.
Ahmed El Maanouni
Born in Morocco in 1944, filmmaker Ahmed el Maanouni studied at the International Theatre University and the Sorbonne, in Paris. He is a founding member of the Arab Filmmakers Association in France. During an illustrious career, he has been repeatedly honoured for his films, many of which revisit key moments in Moroccan history. Key works include’Al Koloub Al Mouhtariqua (Burned Hearts)’ (2007), (Grand Prize, Critics Prize and Best Sound Prize at the 2007 National Film Festival in Tangiers; Muhr Award for Best Cinematography, Dubai International Film Festival 2007), a documentary trilogy’Morocco-France: A History In Common’ (2006) and’Al Hal’ (1982).
Ahdaf Soueif
Ahdaf Soueif is a bestselling Egyptian author, political and cultural commentator, widely regarded as one of the most eminent voices of contemporary Arabic literature today. Based in London and Cairo, she has published a series of best-selling works, including’The Map Of Love’ and’In The Eye Of The Sun’, and a collection of political analysis and comment. Last year, Ahdef Soueif established Engaged Events, a UK-based charity which launched the Palestinian Festival Literature which took place in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Ramallah this year.
Christoph Thoke
As executive for production and acquisition for Taunusfilm and CineMedia, Christoph Thoke oversaw international production activities, before launching Thoke + Moebius Film in 2003, which to date, has produced over 330 festival selections and 70 award-winning titles. He has recently launched a new firm, Mogador Film.

FIPRESCI

Jean Roy
Born in Nancy, France, Jean Roy was the film critic for’Cinéma’ magazine between 1979 and 1988, the weekly title’Révolution between 1980 and 1986 and the daily paper’L’Humanité’, since 1984. He has also authored a number of books, including titles on the films of John Ford and an
appraisal of’Citizen Kane’. A former director of the French Federation of Film Societies, former general secretary of the French Film Critics Guild, former director of the Critics’ Week at the Cannes Film Festival, Roy is currently Vice-President of the French Film Journalists Union, member of the board of FIPRESCI as well as being a regular panellist on festival juries worldwide.
Rui Tendhina
Portuguese-born Rui Tendhina is a renowned film critic, who writes for Notícias Magazine (the Sunday supplement of Diário de Notícias and of Jornal de Notícias). Having amassed a wealth of experience writing and broadcasting on film, Tendhina has also directed short films and co-produced
Latika Padgaonkar
Editor, critic, academic and translator, Latika Padgaonkar is an internationally-renowned expert on Asian film. With experience ranging from UNESCO to serving on juries of 
film festivals worldwide, she was also editor of’Cinemaya, The Asian Film Quarterly’ based in New Delhi.
Mahmoud Jemni
Freelance film critic and journalist Mahmoud Jemni has worked extensively within North African cinema, having served on festival juries, directed three films for children, authored a book on Tunisian film and acted as an advisor for an Arab film festival in Barcelona.
Hussein Bayoumy Hassan
Egyptian film critic and member of Egyptian Film Critics Association (EFCA) and FIPRESCI, Hussein Bayoumy Hassan has written a number of books about aspects of Egyptian cinema, as well as participating in festival juries worldwide.

Muhr AsiaAfrica Short

Naomi Kawase
Naomi Kawase is a renowned Japanese film director, who graduated from the Osaka School of Photography in 1989. Her first 35mm production,’Moe No Suzako’ (1997) won the Camera d’Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival, making her its youngest ever recipient. She won the Grand Prix at Cannes for’Mogari no Mori’ in 2007.
Dorothee Wenner
Dorothee Wenner is based in Berlin, where she works as a freelance filmmaker and journalist. She has been on the
selection committee of the International Forum of New Cinema since 1990 and serves as the Berlinale’s special representative for India and sub-Saharan Africa. From July 2004 to December 2005 she curated the EU-funded project « Import Export: Cultural Transfer between India and Germany, Austria. » She became the director of the Berlinale Talent Campus in August 2006.
Jeremy Nathan
South African producer Jeremy Nathan has worked across the African continent over the past twenty years, with directors from Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Angola, Nigeria, Tunisia and Senegal. He founded Dv8, a local initiative that develops, finances, produces and distributes South African films..

Muhr AsiaAfrica Documentary

Peter Scarlet
Jean-Marie Teno
Born in Cameroon Jean-Marie Teno has been producing and directing feature, short and documentary films, exploring the colonial and post-colonial history of Africa over the past twenty years and the subsequent shape of contemporary African society. From 1985’s’Hommage’ to’Le Malentendu Colonial (The Colonial Misunderstanding)'(2004), he has striven to present passionate discussion on the effects of
migration, power and politics around the continent.
Yano Kazuyuki
Yano Kazuyuki worked at the Japan Foundation, before establishing Japan’s pre-eminent art house film distribution network, Cinematrix. He was also instrumental in founding the biennial Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival in 1989, where he has been a director ever since.

Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature

Adoor Gopalakrishnan
The internationally-acclaimed, award-winning Keralan director Adoor Gopalakrishnan has been consistently feted at festivals around the world during his 36-year career, while maintaining a steady output of acclaimed films for Malayayalam audiences, ranging from full-length features to shorts and documentaries. A Pune Film Institute alumnus – later to return as its director – Gopalakrishnan established the Chitralekha Film Society and was a founding member of the influential Film Co-Operative Society, which pioneered a new era of cinema in the region.
Niki Karimi
Born in Tehran in 1971, Niki Karimi is an award-winning actress, director, critic and translator. Having starred in over 20 films, Karimi moved behind the camera for 2003’s’To Have And Have Not’, produced by Abbas Kiarostami. Her next directorial project,’One Night’ (2005) was nominated at Cannes, followed by’A Few Days Later’ (2006).
Christian Jeune
Christian Jeune is Deputy General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, responsible for representing the Festival abroad and scouting films, particularly from Asian territories. Having worked at the Festival in a number of positions since 1983, Jeune brings a wealth of experience and expertise gained over twenty-five years at the world’s leading cinema event.
Olivier Barlet
Olivier Barlet is a journalist, critic and author, based in Paris. He is a member of the Syndicat Français de la Critique de Cinéma, delegate for Africa at the Cannes Festival Critics Week, and is a film correspondent for Africultures and Continental. Having authored a number of acclaimed books and features on African cinema, Barlet is today regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on contemporary African cinema.
Park Ki-Yong
Born in Seoul in 1961, Park Ki-Yong graduated from the Korean Academy Of Film Arts in 1987 and produced a number of films, making his directorial debut in 1987 with’Motel 
Cactus’, followed by’Camel(s)’ in 2002. In 2001, he became Head Professor at the Korean Academy of Film Arts, rising to Executive Director in 2003. Since 2005, Park has occupied various senior positions at the annual Asian Film Academy.
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