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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 2008

Muhr Arab Feature

Best Film


Director: Lyès Salem

Special Jury Prize


Director: Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche

Best Editor


Editor: Nicolas Bancilhon

Best Actor


Cast: Anas El Baz
Cast: Omar Lotfi

Best Actress


Cast: Hafsia Herzi

Best Cinematographer


DOP: Luca Coassin

Best Scriptwriter


Scriptwriter: Annemarie Jacir

Best Composer


Composer: Sylvain Rifflet

Muhr Arab Short

First Prize


Director: Carlos Chahine

Second Prize


Director: Sherif El Bendary

Special Jury Prize


Director: Saeed Salmeen Al-Murry

Muhr Arab Documentary

First Prize


Second Prize


Director: Engi Wassef

Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature

Best Film


Director: So Yong Kim

Special Jury Prize


Director: Hajime Kadoi

Best Editor


Editor: A Sreekar Prasad

Best Actor


Cast: Askhat Kuchinchirekov

Best Actress


Best Cinematographer


Best Scriptwriter


Scriptwriter: Deepa Mehta

Best Composer


Composer: Jorga Mesfin
Composer: Vijay Iver

Muhr AsiaAfrica Short

First Prize


Director: Haolun Shu

Second Prize


Director: Akjol Bekbolotov

Special Jury Prize


Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Muhr AsiaAfrica Documentary

First Prize


Director: Kazuhiro Sôda

Second Prize


Director: Osvalde Lewat

Special Jury Prize


Director: Yu Guangyi

FIPRESCI Feature

Best Director


Director: Lyès Salem

The People’s Choice Award

Best Film


Director: Leon Geller
Director: Marcus Vetter
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