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Bahiya & Mahmoud
Director: Zaid Abu Hamdan
After receiving the Best of Festival Award at the 2011 Palm Springs International Shortfest, the film became eligible for an Academy Awards consideration.
2011/ USA - Jordan - UAE - Lebanon14 MIN/ Comedy
Original Title
Bahiya Wa Mahmoud
The film tells the story of an aging married couple who have fallen into a reliable routine of bickering and making one another miserable until the morning that Mahmoud wakes and finds his wife Bahiya gone.
Faek Homaissi
Layla Hakim
Mounia Akl
Screenwriter: Zaid Abu Hamdan
DOP: Ian S. Takahashi
Editor: Donna Mathewson
Production Company(ies)
Zaha Productions
Heba Abu Musaed
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF),UAE
Doha Tribeca Film Festival, Qatar
Karama Film Festival in Amman, Jordan
Gulf Film Festival, UAE
Heartland Film Festival, USA
Busan International Film Festival, South Korea
Beijing International Film Festival, China
Screening at the opening night of the Reels Short Film Festival, Canada
One of four Arab films at the Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia, Japan
Special Mention at the Oran International Arabic Film Festival in Algeria
Best of the Festival Award at the Palm Springs International Shortfest
Award for Outstanding Short at the Arab Film Festival in San Francisco