Finalists 2016

Animation
Le voleur de casseroles (The Pot Thief) by Nicolas Fattouh

Lebanon, Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts. On the planet Ednomelie people are born with a white pot attached to their chest. To remain alive they have to rub the pot all the time.

Tubby Dance by  Sajeda Saleh

UAE, Cartoon Network Animation Academy. A small colony of flamingos are preparing for the annual mating dance.

Cercles Brisés by Syma Kahi

Lebanon, Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts. A young girl just lost someone dear to her. She doesn’t understand the events unfolding around her and finds herself in disarray before the despair of her family.

The Little Black Book by Tala Abusalim

UAE, American University of Sharjah. A little girl loves to imagine and reflect her imagination on a paper. Every page of the book tells a different story …

Unfinished Tales: Fool’s Paradise by Hussam Ismail

Jordan/England/France, SAE Jordan. In a hospital room, four wounded soldiers. One of them, near a window, tells the others what happens outside.

 Documentary
And to Life we shall return by Ghenwa Kaedbey

Lebanon, Saint Joseph University – IESAV. The documentary talks about Samer Hamdan who died in Anoub Anoub at the age of 16 and was born again as Raidan Andary in Falougha.

Dyab by Mazin M Sherabayani

Iraq, Birbeck University London. 12 year old Dyab’s dream is, to become a filmmaker and actor and tell the stories and sufferings of his people at the Arbat Refugee Camp to the outside world.

The Sheikh of Musaffah by Waleed Al Madani

UAE, Arab Film Studio. A father-son unstable relationship, born and raised amongst the ruins of damaged engines and mistreated cars in Musaffah.

Ana by Riham Jawhar Altimani

KSA, Effat University. Ana lived two lives and two cultures, one in Lebanon and another in Jeddah. She was impressed by this experience and differences …

Tarwedih Shamali by Sliman Mukarker & Aisha Afifah

Palestine, Dar Al-Kalima University College. Nabil Hamouz, the founder of Power youth group in Beit Jala, decided to take his own life and become a part of the past.

Narrative
I hope so by Mohammed Sameer

Palestine, Al-Aqsa University. Two people use Social Media to  document the beauty of their city and happy moments.

SAMIR Sheikh El Chabeb by Christelle Younes

Lebanon, Saint Joseph University – IESAV. Samir a grand father, wakes up one day to find himself lying in his coffin attending his own funeral …

Beshkara by Abdulrahman Al Madani

UAE, New York Film Academy. After the child of a Filipino caretaker is diagnosed with a terminal illness, her only desire is to return to her native country.

The Salt Man by Seyed Salad Moosavi

Iran/USA/UAE, Sooreh University. Being left unsupported, Dr. Sa’id ‘Aram, a genius artist, is obliged to work in a salt mine with his six-year-old girl …

Fade Out by Nathalie Moussa

Lebanon, Notre Dame University – LouaizeA desperate scriptwriter finds inspiration in the fights of a couple who recently moved to the building across the street.

Dialling by Bahaa Alkadumy

Iraq, University of Basra. Being left unsupported, Dr. Sa’id ‘Aram, a genius artist, is obliged to work in a salt mine with his six-year-old girl …