JCC: Egyptian film “Feathers” by Omar Alzouheiri wins Tanit d’Or

The Egyptian feature film “Feathers”, by its director Omar Alzouheiri, won four awards at 32nd Carthage Film Days (JCC), including the highest distinction, the Golden Tanit.

The jury of the 32nd JCC, held from October 30 to November 6, also awarded “Feathers” the Tanit d’Or for the first work competition, the Tahar Cheriaa prize, the prize for best screenplay, awarded to Ahmed Ameur and Omar Zohairy and that of the best female interpretation, awarded to Demyana Nassar.

Here is also the full list of winners of the 32nd edition of the JCC:

Official Fiction Feature Film Competition:

– Tanit d’Or: “Feathers” by Omar El Zohairy (Egypt)

– Tanit d’Argent: “The Indomitable Fire of Spring” by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese (Lesotho)

– Bronze Tanit: “Insurrection” by Jilani Saadi (Tunisia)

Official competition for short films:

– Tanit d’Or: “Life on the horn” by Mo Harawe (Somalia)

– Tanit d’Argent: “How my grandmother became a chair” by Nicolas Fattouch (Lebanon)

– Bronze Tanit: “In the land of Uncle Salem” by Slim Belhiba (Tunisia)

Documentary film competition:

Feature films :

– Tanit d’Or: “Yarmouk, diary of a besieged” by Abdallah Al-Khatib (Palestine)

– Tanit d’Argent: “The last refuge” of Samassékou Ousmane (Mali)

– Bronze Tanit: “As I want” by Samaher Alqadi (Palestine)

Short films :

– Tanit d’Or: “Shepherds” by Teboho Edkins (South Africa)

– Tanit d’Argent: “And then burn the sea” by Majid Al-Remaihi (Qatar)

– Bronze Tanit: “Don’t hold on too much” by Shaima Al Tamimi (Yemen)

First work competition, Tahar Cheriaa Tanit d’or prize:

– “Feathers” by Omar El Zohairy (Egypt)

– TV 5 World Prize: “Little Palestine” by Abdallah Al Khatib (Palestine)

– Special mention: “Captains of Zaatari” by Ali Al Arabi (Egypt)

“Cine promise”:

– “The girls who burned the night” by Sarah Mesfer (Saudi Arabia)

– Lina Ben Mhenni Human Rights Prize: “As I want” by Samaher Al Qadi (Palestine)

Artistic achievements

– Prize for the best editing: “The Indomitable Spring Fire” by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese (Lesotho)

– Prize for best photography: “The Indomitable Spring Fire” by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese (Lesotho)

– Prize for the best music: “Haut et fort” by Nabil Ayouch (Morocco)

– Best Screenplay Award: “Feathers” by Omar El Zohairy (Egypt)

– Prize for the best male interpretation: Omar Abdi for “The Gravedigger’s Wife” by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed (Somalia)

– Prize for the best female interpretation: Demyana Nassar for “Feathers” by Omar El Zohairy (Egypt)

– Special mention from the Jury:

“Amira” by Mohamed Diab (Egypt)

– “Golden Butterfly” by Abdelhamid Bouchnak (Tunisia)

Forty-five countries, including 28 Africans and 17 Arabs took part in this cinematic event, which posted its return with all its sections and its competitive selection after an eclipse last year following the spread of the pandemic of covid 19.

The grand jury for this edition, chaired by Italian producer Enzo Porcelli, is made up of Moroccan filmmaker Daoud Aoulad Syad, Angolan actor Hoji Fortuna and Haitian director Gessica Géneus, as well as Tunisian journalist and writer Sofien Ben Farhat , Egyptian critic Tarek Shenawy and Iranian director Ahmad Bahrami.



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