Damascus International Film Festival

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Damascus International Film Festival
مهرجان دمشق السينمائي الدولي
Location Damascus, Syria
Language International
Website http://damascusfest.com

The Damascus International Film Festival (Arabic: مهرجان دمشق السينمائي الدولي‎‎) is a biannual November film festival hosted by the government of Syria since 1979. The festival was established by the late Syrian film director Muhammad Shahin. It alternates with the Carthage Film Festival. Up to 1999, the festival's competition focused on films from Arab countries, Latin America and Asia. Since 2001 the festival has an international focus.

Major Award Winners[edit]

Year Best Film (Gold Prize) Best Actor Best Actress
1979
1st[1]
Tunisia Sun of the Hyenas
Iraq Fences
1981
2nd[2]
Cuba The Survivors
Syria Fragments
1983
3rd[3]
Algeria Last of Presents
1985
4th[4]
Turkey Remedy Algeria Syed Ali Koirat
for Kingdom of Dreams
Egypt Naglaa Fathi
for Sorry, Law
1987
5th[5]
Cuba A Successful Man Egypt Ahmed Zaki
for The Wife of an Important Man
China Pan Hong
for The Last Empress
India Mahua Roychoudhury
for Man and Woman
1989
6th[6]
Syria Nights of the Jackal Syria Asaad Fedda
for Nights of the Jackal
Algeria Fatima Belhadj
for The Citadel
1991
7th[7]
Cuba Secondary Roles
Egypt Kit Kat
Egypt Mahmoud Abdel Aziz
for Kit Kat
Cuba Luisa Pérez Nieto
for Secondary Roles
1993
8th[8]
Chile The Frontier Tunisia Abdellatif Kechiche
for Bezness
India Dimple Kapadia
for The Mourner
1995
9th[9]
Chile Amnesia Syria Tayser Idris
for Rising Rain
Algeria Mohamed Ali Allalou
for Youssef: The Legend of the Seventh Sleeper
Tunisia Amel Hédhili
for The Silences of the Palace
Egypt Lucy
for The Stolen Joy
1997
10th[10]
Brazil Tieta of Agreste
Egypt The Captain
China Tao Hong
for Colors of the Blind
1999
11th[11]
Egypt Fallen Angels Paradise Chile Tamara Acosta
for The Revenge
2001
12th[12]
NorwayUnited Kingdom Aberdeen Belgium Josse De Pauw
for Everybody's Famous!
Italy Licia Maglietta
for Bread and Tulips
2003
13th[13]
Japan Dolls
2005
14th[14]
Argentina Small Sky
2007
15th[15]
Iran That Winter Argentina Julio Chávez
for The Other
Lebanon All actresses
for Caramel
2008
16th[16]
Czech Republic Empties Iran Reza Naji
for The Song of Sparrows
France Kristin Scott Thomas
for I've Loved You So Long
2009
17th[17]
South Korea Treeless Mountain Russia Vladimir Ilyin &
Russia Aleksey Vertkov
for Ward No. 6
Italy Giovanna Mezzogiorno
for Victory
2010
18th[18]
FranceAlgeriaTunisiaBelgium Outside the Law Romania George Piştereanu
for If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle
Germany Gabriela Maria Schmeide
for The Hairdresser

References[edit]

  1. ^ الدورة الأولى لمهرجان دمشق السينمائي الدولي. Damascus International Film Festival (archived) (in Arabic). Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  2. ^ "Second Session". Damascus International Film Festival (archived). Archived from the original on September 15, 2009. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  3. ^ "Third Session". Damascus International Film Festival (archived). Archived from the original on September 15, 2009. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  4. ^ الدورة الرابعة لمهرجان دمشق السينمائي الدولي. Damascus International Film Festival (archived) (in Arabic). Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  5. ^ الدورة الخامسة. Damascus International Film Festival (archived) (in Arabic). Archived from the original on September 14, 2009. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  6. ^ "Sixth Session". Damascus International Film Festival (archived). Archived from the original on September 15, 2009. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  7. ^ "Seventh Session". Damascus International Film Festival (archived). Archived from the original on September 15, 2009. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  8. ^ "Eighth Session". Damascus International Film Festival (archived). Archived from the original on September 15, 2009. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  9. ^ "Ninth Session". Damascus International Film Festival (archived). Archived from the original on September 15, 2009. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  10. ^ "Tenth Session". Damascus International Film Festival (archived). Archived from the original on September 15, 2009. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  11. ^ "Eleventh Session". Damascus International Film Festival (archived). Archived from the original on September 15, 2009. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  12. ^ "Twelfth Session". Damascus International Film Festival (archived). Archived from the original on September 15, 2009. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  13. ^ الدورة الثالثة عشر. Damascus International Film Festival (archived) (in Arabic). Archived from the original on September 8, 2011. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  14. ^ "Forteenth Session". Damascus International Film Festival (archived). Archived from the original on September 15, 2009. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  15. ^ "Fifteenth Session". Damascus International Film Festival (archived). Archived from the original on September 15, 2009. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  16. ^ "Sixteenth Session". Damascus International Film Festival (archived). Archived from the original on December 5, 2009. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  17. ^ الدورة السابعة عشر لمهرجان دمشق السينمائي الدولي. Damascus International Film Festival (archived) (in Arabic). Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  18. ^ الدورة الثامنة عشر لمهرجان دمشق السينمائي الدولي. Damascus International Film Festival (archived) (in Arabic). Retrieved 2015-04-25. 

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