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Heralded by Variety magazine as one of the world’s “50 unmissable film festivals“, DIFF has cemented its reputation as the ultimate destination to discover films from the Arab world and beyond. The archive gives you access to the films, juries, galleries, press releases and more from the first edition in 2004 through to the current edition.

DIFF Awards 2011

Muhr Emirati

First Prize


Director: Nujoom Alghanem

Second Prize


Director: Hamad Al Hammadi

Special Jury Prize


Director: Mohammad Fikree

Special Mention


Director: Mariam Al Sarkal

Muhr Arab Feature

Best Film


Director: Susan Youssef

Special Jury Prize


Director: Yahya Al Abdullah

Best Editor


Producer: Man Kit Lam
Editor: Susan Youssef

Best Actor


Cast: Ali Suliman

Best Actress


Cast: Maisa Abd Elhadi

Best Cinematographer


DOP: Raphael Bauche

Best Scriptwriter


Director: Hakim Belabbes

Best Composer


Composer: Trio Joubran

Muhr Arab Short

First Prize


Director: Houda Benyamina

Second Prize


Director: Sahim Omar Kalifa

Special Mention


Director: Omar El Zohairy

Special Jury Prize


Director: Farid Bentoumi

Muhr Arab Documentary

First Prize


Director: Nadim Mishlawi

Second Prize


Special Jury Prize


Director: Shalahuddin Siregar

Special Mention


Director: Mourad Ben Cheikh

Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature

Best Film


Director: Eric Khoo

Special Jury Prize


Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Special Mention


Cast: Chandani Senevirathne

Best Editor


Editor: Takashi Sato

Best Actor


Cast: Kôji Yakusho

Best Cinematographer


Best Scriptwriter


Scriptwriter: Fumio Moriya
Scriptwriter: Shuichi Okita

Best Composer


Composer: Christopher Khoo

Muhr AsiaAfrica Short

First Prize


Director: Kwang Bin Kim

Special Jury Prize


Director: Daouda Coulibaly

Muhr AsiaAfrica Documentary

First Prize


Director: Jafar Panahi

Second Prize


Special Mention


Director: Anand Patwardhan

FIPRESCI Feature

Best Director


Director: Susan Youssef

FIPRESCI Documentary

Best Director


Director: Hady Zaccak

FIPRESCI Short

Best Director


Director: Houda Benyamina

The du People’s Choice Award

Best Film


Director: Oliver Dieckmann

Human Rights Film Network

Human Rights Film Network


Director: Yoko Ide
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