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Mare Nostrum

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The film toured more than 30 film festival around the world, receiving several awards.
The film received support from many film organizations such as ARTE France, The Prince Claus Fund, the British Council, CNC, Ile-de-France Film Fund, in collaboration with Ma3mal 612 Productions.
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2016/ France - Syria - Jordan13 min/ Drama
A taut thriller about a Syrian father’s decision on the shore of the Mediterranean that could endanger his daughter’s life.
Ziad Bakri
Zayn Khalaf
Screenwriter: Rana Kazkaz
DOP: Eric Devin
Editor: Monique Dartonne
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Production Company(ies)
Georges Films
Syneastes Films
in association with Philistine Films
Raphael Alexandre
Nicolas Leprêtre
Anas Khalaf
film festivals
film festivals Dubai International Film Festival, UAE
film festivals Sundance Film Festival, USA
film festivals Fribourg International Film Festival, Switzerland
film festivals Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Montpellier (CINEMED), France
film festivals Sharm El-Sheikh Arab and European Film Festival, Egypt
film festivals Green Mountain Film Festival, USA
film festivals Arab Film Festival (ALFILM), Germany
film festivals Shubbak Festival, UK
film festivals Odense International Film Festival, Denmark
film festivals Georgetown University Film Festival, USA
film festivals Rincon International Film Festival, Puerto Rico
film festivals Underexposed Film Festival, USA
film festivals Beirut Cinema Days, Lebanon
film festivals Karama Beirut Film Festival, Lebanon
film festivals Twister Alley Film Festival, USA
film festivals Psarokokalo Festival, Greece
film festivals Ajyal Youth Film Festival, Qatar
film festivals Batroun Mediterranean Film Festival (BMFF), Lebanon
film festivals Traverse City Film Festival, USA
film festivals Madrid International Film Festival, Spain
film festivals Pluk de Nacht Open Air Festival, Netherlands
film festivals Molise Cinema Festival, Italy
film festivals Mediterranean Short Film Festival of Tangier, Morocco
film festivals Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
film festivals Haifa Independent Film Festival, Palestine
film awards
film awards Best Short Film at the BBC Arabic Festival, UK
Grand Prix at the Rencontres du Cinéma Européen – Association Cinécran, France
Diploma of Merit at the Tampere Film Festival, Finland
Jury award at the Festival de Cinéma Traversées, France
Clap d’Argent and Prix du Collège de l’image at the Clap 89, France
Special Mention at the Festival Internacional de Cine, Spain
Best International Short Award at the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Australia
Youth Award at the Festival International du Film Arabe de Murcia, Spain
Best Short NYU Florence Award at the Middle East Now Film Festival, Italy
Best Foreign Film award at the Windy City Film Festival, USA
Special Jury Mention at the Festival du film en plein air de Grenoble, France
Honorary Mention by the Jury at the Franco Arab Film Festival, Jordan
Best short film Generator 18+ at the Giffoni Experience Film Festival, Italy
Karama Feather Award for Best Short Film at the Karama Human Rights Film Festival, Jordan
“In Mare Nostrum, silence plays a pivotal role; the high-quality cinematography and the plot are very powerful, making it a captivating silent movie.” Ahram Online - Lina El Wardani