Docus, narrative features vie in competish sections
Doha Tribeca Film Festival has announced the lineup for its Arab Film Competition, which will showcase seven documentaries and seven features.
The competition jury will be led by Syrian helmer Mohammed Malas (“The Night”).
Jean-Claude Codsi’s “A Man of Honor,” Halkawt Mustafa’s “Red Heart” and “How Big Is Your Love,” from helmer Fatma Zohra Zamoum, are among the entries in the newly expanded competition, which is now split into narrative and docu sections.
Featuring eight world preems, the competish will have new awards for Arab narrative feature, Arab narrative director, narrative performance award, Arab documentary feature and Arab docu director.
Fest will also feature audience awards for narrative film and docu with cash prizes of $100,000 each.
The event, taking place Oct. 25-29, will open with Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Arab epic “Black Gold.”
The full list of competing titles in the Arab Film Competition is:
ARAB FILM COMPETITION: NARRATIVE
“A Man of Honor,” Jean-Claude Codsi
“Red Heart,” Halkawt Mustafa
“How Big Is Your Love,” Fatma Zohra Zamoum
“El Shooq” (Lust), Khaled El Hagar
“Smuggler’s Song,” Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche
“Normal,” Merzak Allouache
“Omar Killed Me,” Roschdy Zem
ARAB FILM COMPETITION: DOCUMENTARY
“Rouge Parole,” Elyes Baccar
“The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni,” Rania Stephan
“Yearning,” Lina Alabed
“Crayons of Askalan,” Laila Hotait Salas
“The Virgin, the Copts and Me,” Namir Abdel Messeeh
“Boxing With Her,” Latifa Robbana Doghri, Salem Trabelsi
“On the Road to Downtown,” Sherif El Bendary