Five Algerian films were awarded prizes at the sixth session of Al Quds Film Festival in Gaza City (Palestine), which concluded its activities recently, the most important award is the Special Jury Prize for the feature film category “Abou Laila” directed by Amine Sidi Boumediene, according to the festival’s official website.
Through its participation in the sixth session of the Al Quds Film Festival, Algerian cinema managed to win the Best Cinematography Award for the film “Dzair” (Algeria) directed by Mehdi Tsabast, and the Mohamed Bakri Award for Best National Work for the film “14 Desert Road” directed by Hassan Farhani.
In the category of short documentaries, the Jury Prize for the film “Al Harrag” by Ismail Beldjlala was shared equally with the Lebanese film “Mamsha” by Hisham Kayed, and the Best Mobile Film award for the movie “Massoud Landauchin” directed by Sohaib Mansouria.
The list of Algerian films in the feature-length documentaries category also included the film “143, Desert Road” by Hassan Farhani, while the short feature films section included the participation of the films, “Iftah” (Open) by Abassi Hossameddine, “God’s Pure Land” by Fouad Raouissia, “El Harrag” by Ismail Beldjlala, as well as the movie “The King of Recovery” by Bougherraf Mansour.
On the other hand, six other Algerian films participated in the “Amateur Section”, “Brotherhood” by Kheirat Ahsan, “414” by Ismail Bouich, “Knights of Gunpowder” by Karim Bouchetata, “Dreams without a Ceiling” by Mohamed Allal, “We Will Not Forgive” by Aïmene Merrah, and “Massoud Landauchen” by Sohaib Mansouri.
The sixth edition of the festival was organized under the slogan “Bethlehem, the capital of Arab culture”, with the participation of 102 films from 23 countries, in conjunction with the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
As a reminder, the Al Quds Film Festival was established by the Palestinian Ministry of Culture in cooperation with Palestinian and Arab cultural institutions.