Five films vie for Shasha, $100,000
The Abu Dhabi Film Commission has announced the finalists for its fifth Shasha Grant, an international screenwriting competition worth $100,000 to the winner.The finalists, who answered the call for feature-length scripts in Arabic and English, are “3000 Nights” by Mai Masri, Palestinian territories; “The Grave Digger,” Khadar Ahmed, Somalia; “Nothing Doing in Baghdad,” Maysoon Pachachi, UAE and Iraq; “Red Valentine,” Amin Matalqa, Jordan and the U.S.; “Asmahan,” Ziad Hamzeh, Syria and the U.S.; and “Blessed Benefit,” Mahmoud Al Massad, Jordan. The Film Commission will also help the winner secure production financing.
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