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  • MY NAME IS MOSTAFA KHAMIS
    ESMY MOSTAFA KHAMIS
    (MY NAME IS MOSTAFA KHAMIS)
    Programme Muhr Arab Documentary
    Genre
    Directed by Mohamed Elkaliouby _____ Director and writer Mohamed Elkaliouby has served as president of the National Cinema Centre in Egypt from 1999-2001. He has 11 documentaries and shorts to his credit, including TALE OF WHAT HAPPENED IN YES CITY (1975) and MOHAMED BAYOUMI (1991). His features include THREE ON THE ROAD (1993), WHY DOES THE SEA LAUGH (1994) and ADAM’S AUTUMN (2002).

    On July 23, three weeks after the 1952 revolution, workers in Kafr Al Dawar went on strike, demanding an increase in wages and more rights. The uprisi...

  • THE PROOF
    LA PREUVE
    (THE PROOF)
    Programme Muhr Arab Feature
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Amor Hakkar _____ Amor Hakkar is an Algerian director and writer. His filmography includes A FEW DAYS OF RESPITE (2010) and THE YELLOW HOUSE (Muhr Arab Feature, DIFF 2007). Hakkar has written the scripts for films such as FOUL WEATHER FOR A HOOLIGAN (1992) and A PRESENT FOR MOUSSA (2011).

    Ali, a taxi driver in Algeria, and his wife, Houria, are unable to have children. When he travels to another city to test his fertility, he is accused...

  • OUT OF THE FURNACE
    Programme Cinema of the World
    Genre Drama and Thriller
    Directed by Scott Cooper _____ Scott Cooper is a writer, director, producer and actor. His directorial debut, CRAZY HEART (2009), won two Oscars (Best Actor for Jeff Bridges and Best Song for Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett). Cooper is currently adapting two novels for the screen: Stephen King’s masterpiece The Stand and The Road Home by Michael Armour, a drama set during the Great Depression. His acting credits include GET LOW (2010) and the TV mini-series Broken Tail (2006).

    Steel-town America is brought to life in this powerful drama by Scott Cooper (CRAZY HEART). Russell Baze (Christian Bale) has a rough life: he works a...

  • VOID
    WAYNON
    (VOID)
    Programme Muhr Arab Feature
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Tarek Korkomaz _____ Tarek Korkomaz (born 1991) has directed several short films, including: MURDER OF A MOTH (2010), THE DAY (2010), 112 CHICKEN (2011/doc.) and PLASTICINE (2012), which have screened at many international festivals. , Zeina Makki _____ Zeina Makki has starred in over 10 shorts and played the lead role in the Lebanese feature HABBET LOULOU (2013). She has also directed BENT NOT BROKEN (2012, Best Short Documentary at Monaco Film Festival) and ONCE UPON A SCENT (2012/short, GFF 2013). , Jad Beyrouthy _____ Jad Beyrouthy is a Lebanese cinematographer and colourist based in Beirut. His first film as a director was BRAIN RAPE (2009), a short experimental documentary, which was screened at festivals worldwide. SKOON (2011/short) is his second film. , Christelle Ighniades _____ Christelle Ighniades (born 1990, Lebanon) received her bachelor’s degree from the Notre Dame University–Louaize in communication arts with a specialisation in radio, TV and film. Her filmography includes: A GAME AND A SONG (2011/doc). In 2012, she presented her first narrative short, TU SENS CE VENT., Salim Haber _____ Salim Haber (born 1988, UAE) studied TV and film at Notre Dame University-Louaize. His graduation short film focused on Lebanese women in the midst of the 2006 war and participated in several Lebanese festivals in addition to the Monaco International Film Festival. , Maria Abdel Karim _____ Maria Abdel Karim (born 1990, Lebanon) has a BA in Communication Arts. A TEMPO THE THIRD ACT was her debut film., Naji Bechara _____ Naji Bechara (born 1987, Germany) received a scholarship for a summer programme at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. His first short was the award-winning TALK TO THE BRAIN. He has since directed and edited several short documentaries and four fiction shorts.

    Six Lebanese women, different ages, await the return of their sons, brothers, husbands or lovers, who have been missing since the Civil War. VOID depi...

  • BIDESIA IN BAMBAI
    Programme Muhr Asia Africa Documentary
    Genre Documentary, Musical and Social
    Directed by Surabhi Sharma _____ Surabhi Sharma has been making documentaries since 2000 with a key focus on documenting cities in transition through the lens of labour, music and migration, and most recently reproductive labour. Cinéma vérité and ethnography are the genres that influence her film-making. Her films have been screened and awarded at international film festivals..

    In the Bhojpuri language, ‘bidesia’ is the one who leaves home. One in four migrants in Mumbai is Bhojpuri, and they call India’s financial capital, ‘...

  • THE BRAIN THAT SINGS
    Programme Muhr Emirati
    Genre
    Directed by Amal Al-Agroobi _____ Amal Al-Agroobi set up the production company ALAGROOBI Films in 2013 after the debut of her first short, social documentary film, HALF EMIRATI, at DIFF 2012. She has been named Best New Director in the UAE by Women in Film and Television.

    THE BRAIN THAT SINGS follows the journey of two autistic boys in the UAE – 19-year-old Mohammed and six-year-old Khalifa – and their progress over thr...

  • FRUITVALE STATION
    Programme Cinema of the World
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Ryan Coogler _____ Ryan Coogler is a 26-year-old film-maker. His feature-length film FRUITVALE STATION is based on the 2009 BART police shooting of Oscar Grant, and was selected for the 2012 Sundance January Screenwriter’s Lab. In 2011, his student short film FIG won the Director’s Guild of America Student Filmmaker Award, as well as the 2011 HBO Short Filmmaker Award. <br /><br /><br />

    Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for US Dramatic Film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Ryan Coogler’s FRUITVALE STATION f...

  • THE SHEBABS OF YARMOUK
    LES CHEBABS DE YARMOUK
    (THE SHEBABS OF YARMOUK)
    Programme Arabian Nights
    Genre Documentary
    Directed by Axel Salvatori-Sinz _____ Axel Salvatori-Sinz (born 1982) grew up in the suburbs of Lyon, France. He has directed several films for the French Embassy while in Salvador. THE SHEBABS OF YARMOUK is his first feature-length documentary. It won the Regard Neuf for Best First Film at Visions du réel 2013 and the RTP Award for Best Investigation Film at Doclisboa 2013. He has finished writing the script for his next film, CHJAMI È RISPONDI.

    The Shebabs are a group of teenagers, who have known each other since they were boys and girls. Now on the eve of adulthood, they are faced with tough...

  • RED BLUE YELLOW
    AHMAR AZRAQ ASFAR
    (RED BLUE YELLOW)
    Programme Muhr Emirati
    Genre
    Directed by Nujoom Al Ghanem _____ Nujoom Al Ghanem is an acclaimed Emirati film-maker, who works as a film and media consultant. She has produced and directed eight films, including the award-winning documentaries HAMAMA (2010, Best Documentary at GFF 2011 and Special Jury Prize at DIFF 2010), AL MUREED (2008) and BETWEEN TWO BANKS (1999).

    Najat Makki is a pioneering Emirati female artist, recognised not only for her talent but also for the role she plays in society. Makki has become a l...

  • A STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM
    Programme Cinema for Children
    Genre Documentary
    Directed by Mark Cousins _____ Mark Cousins is a film writer, director and curator from Ireland. His acclaimed films have touched on Neo-Nazism, Mikhail Gorbachev, the first Gulf war and Iranian cinema. He is the former director of the Edinburgh Film Festival and has been a presenter for BBC. Cousins’ books (((Scene by Scene and (((The Story of Film have been well-received. He was also recently asked to be a consultant on the Martin Scorsese World Cinema Foundation.

    The world’s first movie about children in global cinema, A STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM is a poetic portrait of the adventures of childhood. Looking at ...

  • THE BEEKEEPER
    DER IMKER
    (THE BEEKEEPER)
    Programme Arabian Nights
    Genre Biography, Drama, Family and Docudrama
    Directed by Mano Khalil _____ Mano Khalil (born Syria) studied fiction film direction in the former Czechoslovakia, where he worked for the television networks. In 1996, he moved to Switzerland where he worked as a film director and producer and in 2012, he founded his own production company, Frame Film.

    The touching story of a beekeeper who lost everything in the Turk-Kurd war – his wife, children, country and over 500 bee colonies, which were his liv...

  • THE BACKYARD
    HALAMAN BELAKANG
    (THE BACKYARD)
    Programme Muhr Asia Africa Short
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Yusuf Radjamuda _____ Yusuf Radjamuda is a self-taught film-maker, who has been involved in the industry since 2006. THE BACKYARD won best short at Festival Film Solo 2013.

    A child plays in the backyard. He is ignorant of anything going on around him......

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