Amine Naji Wins Best Actor Award at Malmö Festival
Moroccan actor Amine Naji won the Best Actor Award at the second edition of the Arab Film Festival in Malmö, Sweden, held last week.
The actor was awarded for playing the main role in the feature movie “Al Mansiyoune” (The forgotten) directed by Hassan Benjelloun.
The actor has been awarded prizes for the same role at other film festivals, mainly the 11th National Film Festival of Tangier in 2010.
Amine Naji, who is part of the new generation of Moroccan actors, is very talented and plays in movies, TV series and stage shows.
The Malmö Arab Film Festival awarded best actress prize to Egyptian actress Nelly Karim for her role in “Cairo 678” directed by Mohamed Diab.
Award for Best Feature film went to “Cairo Exit”, directed by Hicham Issawi from Egypt, United Arab Emirates.
In the short film category, Franco-Algerian film “Habsin”, directed by Djama Sofia won best short film award, while the best documentary movie award went to Egyptian-Danish film “1/2 Revolution”, co-directed by Omar Cherkaoui and Karim El Hakim.
The Jordanian narrative film “A 7 Hour Difference” won the Special Jury Prize. “A 7 Hour Difference” is the first feature-length work by Dima Amr and was produced in 2011.
An award of appreciation went to the Palestinian-Norwegian movie “Yawmyat” (Diaries) by director May Aouda.
On the sidelines of the festival, which showcased some forty films, the University of Malmö hosted a symposium that was attended by Arab critics and movie producers. The event provided opportunity to highlight the experience of young Arab filmmakers.