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Damascus International Film Festival

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.

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

Major Award WinnersEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ الدورة الأولى لمهرجان دمشق السينمائي الدولي. Damascus International Film Festival (archived) (in Arabic). Retrieved 2015-04-25. [permanent dead link]
  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). Archived from the original on 2015-04-26. 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 November 5, 2009. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  14. ^ "Fourteenth 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. [permanent dead link]
  18. ^ الدورة الثامنة عشر لمهرجان دمشق السينمائي الدولي. Damascus International Film Festival (archived) (in Arabic). Retrieved 2015-04-25. [permanent dead link]

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