2013 Finalists

DOCUMENTARY FINALISTS

Space the Alleys
Space the Alleys

Space the Alleys

Director: Mohammad Al-Fateh

School: Dar Al Kalima College

Country: Palestine

Three young men from Jerusalem decide to put on a  “parkour” show at Damascus Gate to honor Palestinian prisoners and others under house arrest.

 

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Someone Beiruti

Someone Beiruti

Director: Jude Chehab

School: American University of Beirut

Country: Lebanon

Middle aged and elderly life-long Beirut residents recall their loves, broken dreams, families and beloved city.

 

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On the Border

On the Border

Director: Mohamed Elashhab

School: High Cinema Institute

Country: Egypt

The human story behind the illegal smuggling of fish on the Egypt Sudan border.

 

Dreams In Their Eyes

Director:  Abeer Al Marzouqi, Ayesha Al Ameri, Khawla Al Maamari

SchooL:  Zayed University

Country: United Arab Emirates

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Dreams in Their Eyes

A week in the life of the refugee camps in Lebanon through the eyes of social workers, doctors, and children receiving medical care from an American charity.

 

Mono-pause

Director: Zoya Awky

School: Notre Dame University

Country: Lebanon

A woman approaching middle age wonders what will happen to her from all perspectives—physically, socially and emotionally.

 

Omra With Friends

Director: Ibrahim Arar

School: Qatar University

Country: Qatar

A group of students form a unique bond as they embark on a journey to Mecca and Medina to perform Omra during spring break.

 

 

THE NARRATIVE FINALISTS

 

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Farewell Exile

Farewell Exile

Director: Lamia Alami

School: NYU Tisch

Country:  Morocco

A woman anxiously waits for immigration papers to join her husband in France while protecting her son from the neighborhood thugs.

 

Studio Beirut

Director: Mokhtar Beyrouth

School: IESAV, University of Saint Joseph

Country: Lebanon

A young photographer and owner of “Studio Beirut” is threatened when the mayor installs the city’s first photo booth next door.

 

Broken Tear
Broken Tear

A Broken Tear

Director: Krystel Houeiss

School: Notre Dame University

Country: Lebanon

The story of a love lost for inexplicable reasons and the tragedy of life waiting for a broken tear to heal.

 

The Dark Outside

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The Dark Outside

Director: Darin J.Sallam

Country:  Jordan

School: Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts

A 12-year old girl discovers that there are far worse things than being afraid of the dark.

 

The Rope

Director: Hiba Tawaji

School: IESAV, University of Saint Joseph

Country: Lebanon

The destiny of a grocer whose reason for happiness is now the reason of his despair.

 

A Few Hours

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A Few Hours

Director: Sandrine Samuel

School: High Cinema Institute

Country: Egypt

An old man’s loneliness is interrupted when a thief attempts to break into his apartment.

 

A Tempo “The 3rd Act”

Director: Maria Abdl Karim

School: Notre Dame University

Country: Lebanon

A young woman leaves her small town to chase her secret dream and enters a surreal musical journey where the only link between her real and imaginary world is love.