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Bahiya & Mahmoud

Director: Zaid Abu Hamdan
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After receiving the Best of Festival Award at the 2011 Palm Springs International Shortfest, the film became eligible for an Academy Awards consideration.
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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
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Production Company(ies)
Zaha Productions
Heba Abu Musaed
film festivals
film festivals Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF),UAE
film festivals Doha Tribeca Film Festival, Qatar
film festivals Karama Film Festival in Amman, Jordan
film festivals Gulf Film Festival, UAE
film festivals Heartland Film Festival, USA
film festivals Busan International Film Festival, South Korea
film festivals Beijing International Film Festival, China
film festivals Screening at the opening night of the Reels Short Film Festival, Canada
film festivals One of four Arab films at the Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia, Japan
film awards
film awards 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