‘Brighton 4th’ wins Best Film Award at Red Sea Int’l Film Festival – deadline


Levan Koguashvili Brighton 4e won the award for best film at the inaugural Red Sea Film Festival in Saudi Arabia. The title is Georgia’s entry into the Oscar international feature film category this year.

Elsewhere in the festival’s Yusr Awards, the title of Hamzah K. Jamjoom Breaking won the award for best Saudi film while the Egyptian title You look like me by director Dina Amer won the Audience Award.

Meanwhile, the Jury Prize went to the family road trip effort of Iranian director Panah Panahi. Take the road, which also won the award for best film contribution from the Red Sea. This title premiered at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight earlier this year. Murad Abu Eisheh Tala’Vision took home the award for best short film while Haider Rashid took home the award for best director for his title Europe.

The festival selection included 16 feature films, 18 short films and 21 virtual reality experiences in a celebration of innovative films by established and emerging filmmakers from the Arab world and Africa.

This year’s jury included Italian director and writer Guiseppe Tornatore, who served as president of the Red Sea Features competition, Tunisian actress Hend Sabry, Palestinian-American multi-hypenate Cherien Dabis, Mexican festival director and founder of the Festival. international film director of Morelia Daniela Michel and Saudi Arabia director Abdulaziz Alshlahei.

The jury for the Red Sea Shorts competition was chaired by Egyptian director Marwan Hamed and joined by Saudi actress and director Ahd Kamel and Finnish-Somali director and screenwriter Khadar Ayderus.

“The nominees showcased an incredible array of talent across a diverse and fascinating range of themes,” Tornatore said. “It was an amazing experience. We were moved, provoked and inspired by these films and it demonstrated the exceptional directorial talent and the compelling stories from the Arab world, Africa and Asia. The quality of the nominated films made many of our decisions very difficult. “

Here is the full list of winners:

Best Saudi Film: Breaking by Hamzah K. Jamjoom – Saudi Arabia

Public Prize: You look like me by Dina Amer – Egypt, France, USA

Red Sea: Immersive Silver Yusr: Samsara by Hsin-Chien Huang – Taiwan

Red Sea: Immersive Gold Yusr: The end of the night by David Adler – Denmark, France

Red Sea: Golden Yusr Short Competition: Tala’vision by Murad Abu Eisheh – Jordan, Germany

Red Sea: Special Mention Competition: Farha by Darin J. Sallam – Jordan

Red Sea: Competition Best cinematographic contribution: Amin Jafari for Take the road – Iran

Red Sea: Best Screenplay Competition: Neighbors through Mano Khalil – Syria, Switzerland

Red Sea: Best Actor Competition: Adam ali for his role in Europe – Iraq, Italy, Kuwait

Red Sea: Best Actress Competition: Arawinda Kirana for his role in: Yuni – Indonesia, Singapore, France, Australia

Mer Rouge: Best Director Competition: Europe through Haider Rashid – Iraq, Italy, Kuwait

Red Sea: Jury Prize of the Competition: Take the road by Panah Panahi – Iran

Red Sea: Best Film Competition: Brighton 4e by Levan Koguashvili – Georgia, Russia, Bulgaria, USA, Monaco.


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