Dounia and the Princess of Aleppo

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World premiered at the prestigious Annecy International Animation Film Festival in Official Competition
"This enchanting, appealingly animated story... is a picture of considerable charm" (ScreenDaily)
Screened at 60+ worldwide film festivals
Selected at top Arab festivals including Red Sea, Marrakech, and Ajyal
Received a nomination for Best Animated Feature Film at the esteemed 2022 Asia Pacific Screen Awards
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2022/ Canada, France74 min/ Animation
Original Title
Dounia et la princesse d'Alep
SYNOPSIS
With a few nigella seeds delicately held in the palm of her hand, six-year-old Dounia embarks on a journey from Aleppo, guided by the Princess of Aleppo, as they set off towards a new and unknown world.
CAST
Rachaf Ataya, Elsa Mardorissian, Manuel Tadros, Raïa Haidar

CREW

Screenwriter: Marya Zarif
Cinematography: Marie-Michelle Laflamme
Sound: Pierre-Yves Drapeau

Production Company(ies)
Tobo Studio
Producer(s)

Judoth Beauregard

film festivals
Annecy International Animation Film Festival (Official Selection), France
Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Australia
Ajyal Film Festival - Doha Film Institute, Qatar
LUCAS International Festival for Young Film Lovers, Germany
Gijon International Film Festival, Spain
Göteborg Prisma Festival, Sweden
JuniorFest, Czech Republic
Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece
Marrakech Film Festival, Morocco
Red Sea Festival, Saudi Arabia
Festival du nouveau cinéma, Canada
Festival des 3 Continents, France
Arras Film Festival, France
Festival Voir Ensemble, France
Mon Premier Festival, France
Festival Cinéfilou, France
Hivernal Festival, France
Cinemamed Festival, Belgium
Piccolo Grande Festival, Italy
Le Grand Bivouac, France
Cinepänz - Film Festival for Young Audience, Germany
Dhaka International Film Festival, Bangladesh
Cineteca di Bologna, Italy
New York Children International Film Festival, United States
Meknès International Animation Festival, Morocco
Oslo Arab Film Days, Norway
Carrousel international du film de Rimouski, Canada
Festival cinéma en famille de Québec, Canada
Francofilm Festival Dubai, UAE
Festival Cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke, Canada
IFFF Dortmund+Köln 2023, Germany
Arabisk Filmfest Bergen, Norway
Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, Germany
Festival du film et forum international sur les droits humains, Switzerland
Cinema Club Jaramana, Syria
Cinéma pour les droits humains, France
Zlín Film Festival, Czech Republic
Pesaro Film Festival, Italy
SAFAR Film Festival, UK
Hong Kong Kids International Film Festival, Hong Kong
BUSTER Filmfestival, Denmark
Divercine, Uruguay
Rural Encounters Film Festival, Lebanon
Tromsø International Film Festival Junior, Norway
FANTOCHE - International Animation Film Festival, Switzerland
Kids Kino International Film Festival, Poland
Arab Film Fest, United States
Animest Bucharest, Romania
Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth, United Arab Emirates
Discovery Film Festival, Scotland
Festival International du Cinéma d'Auteur de Rabat, Morocco
Athens International Children’s Film Festival, Greece
Abidjan Animation Film Festival, Ivory Coast
film awards
Jury Special Mention at Arab Film Fest, United States
Winner LUCAS International Festival for Young Film Lovers, Germany
Winner Grand Prix Japan Prize, Japan
Finalist Asian Pacific Screen Awards, Australia
Finalist New York Children International Film Festival, United States
Winner Meknès International Animation Festival, Morocco
Winner Festival cinéma en famille de Québec, Canada
Winner Kids Choice Festival Au cinéma pour les droits humains, France