When I Saw You (film)

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When I Saw You
When I Saw You (film).jpg
Film poster
Directed by Annemarie Jacir
Produced by Ossama Bawardi
Written by Annemarie Jacir
Starring Mahmoud Asfa
Cinematography Helene Louvart
Distributed by The Match Factory
Release dates
  • 9 September 2012 (2012-09-09) (Toronto)
Running time
93 minutes
Country Palestine/Jordan
Language Arabic

When I Saw You (Arabic: لما شفتك‎, translit. Lamma Shoftak) is a 2012 Palestinian drama film directed by Annemarie Jacir. The film was selected as the Palestinian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, and won Best Asian Film at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, NETPAC award. [1] When I Saw You won Best Arab Film at the Abu Dhabi International Film Festival, Special Jury Prizes at the Oran Film festival of Arab Cinema and the Cairo International Film Festival, the Film Critics Don Quixote Award of the Carthage International Film Festival, and Audience Choice Award as well as the SIGNIS Award for Best Film at the Amiens International Film Festival.



Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2013 Asia Pacific Screen Awards Best Children's Feature Film Nominated [2]
2013 Young Artist Award Best Performance in an International Feature Film - Young Actor Mahmoud Asfa Nominated [3]
2013 Best Asian Film Berlin International Film Festival - NETPAC Award Won [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Meza, Ed (6 September 2012). "'When I Saw You' to be Palestinian Oscar entry". Variety (Reed Business Information). Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Winners & Nominees 2013". asiapacificscreenacademy.com. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  3. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  4. ^ http://www.berlinale.de/en/archiv/jahresarchive/2013/05_boulevard_2013/05_boulevard_2013.html#navi=29255&item=31453.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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