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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 2009

Muhr Arab Feature

Best Film


Director: Michel Khleifi

Special Jury Prize


Director: Merzak Allouache

Special Mention


Director: Shawkat Amin Korki

Best Editor


Editor: Ahmed Dawood

Best Actor


Best Actress


Cast: Nisreen Faour

Best Cinematographer


Composer: Nancy Abdel Fattah

Best Scriptwriter


Sales Agent: Mariam Naoum

Best Composer


Composer: Le Trio Joubran

Muhr Arab Short

Second Prize


Director: Aida Elkashef

Special Mention


Director: Mohammed Aldhahri

Special Jury Prize


Director: Talal Khoury

Muhr Arab Documentary

First Prize


Second Prize


Director: Bilal Yousef

Special Jury Prize


Director: Mai Iskander

Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature

Best Film


Director: Brillante Ma. Mendoza

Special Jury Prize


Director: Mohammad Rasoulof

Best Editor


Editor: Garreth Fradgley

Best Actor


Cast: Hassan Pourshirazi

Best Actress


Cast: Denise Newman

Best Cinematographer


DOP: Channa Deshappriya

Best Scriptwriter


Scriptwriter: Eun-Kyo Park
Director: Joon-ho Bong

Best Composer


Composer: Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr
Composer: Koichi Shimizu

Muhr AsiaAfrica Short

First Prize


Director: Dyana Gaye

Second Prize


Director: Vinoo Choliparambil

Special Jury Prize

Muhr AsiaAfrica Documentary

First Prize


Director: Tokachi Tsuchiya

Special Jury Prize


Director: Jean-Marie Teno

Director: Lloyd Ross

FIPRESCI Feature

Best Director


Director: Merzak Allouache

FIPRESCI Short

Best Director


Director: Mohammed Aldhahri

The People’s Choice Award

Best Film

Human Rights Film Network

Human Rights Film Network


Director: Merzak Allouache
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