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
Music by Kamran Rastegar
Cinematography Hélène Louvart
Distributed by The Match Factory
Release date
  • 9 September 2012 (2012-09-09) (Toronto)
Running time
93 minutes
Country Palestine
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. It won Best Asian Film at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, NETPAC award. [1]



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 19 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Berlinale : Archive : Annual Archives : 2013 : Photo Boulevard". 

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