The main goal of  ZUMEFF is to give talented Middle Eastern students a chance to show their films.  As such, we are so proud of the success of “The Last Hour,” ZUMEFF 2012’s Grand Prize winner, which debuted at the festival last year.The Last Hour film poster

The touching film of a child experiencing his last hour of life during a war, has since gone to great success at several other film festivals.  Some highlights:
–       Jury Award in Baghdad Film Festival
–       Best Narrative in Tehran film Festival
–       Selected in Carthage Film Festival
–       Selected in Freshly Squeezed Film Festival
–       Selected in Bangkok International Student Film Festival
–       Selected in London MENA Film Festival
–       Selected in FICMEC 2012 – Lebanon
–       Selected in  Film Capalbio Cinema – Italy
–       Selected in Sofia MENAR Film Festival

Congratulations to director Roua Alazzawi and producer Lama Abu Hassan, who have recently graduated form the Red Sea Institute for Cinematic Arts in Jordan and are both working on new projects.