Muslim Film Festival Finalists 2020
1- SPECIAL MENTION BY THE JUDGES:
(OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE ONLY)
SHORT DRAMA Category:
Better than Neil Armstrong
Director Alireza Ghasemi
FEATURE DRAMA Category:
Omar and Us
Directors Maryna Gorbach & Mehmet Bahadir
Women Who Run With Wolves
Director Amir Athar Soheili
Director Amy Jephta
SHORT DOCUMENTARY Category:
The Little Tea Shop
Directors Matteo Servente, Molly J. Wexler
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY Category:
Progress in the valley of the people who don’t know
Director Florian Kunert
2- SHORT DRAMA FINALISTS:
(EACH OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE, WINNER: + TROPHY AND $250 AWARD)
Director Meryam Joobeur
Director Firas Khoury
I am Fatou
Director Amir Ramadan
3 – SHORT DOCUMENTARY FINALISTS:
(EACH OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE, WINNER:
+ TROPHY AND $250 AWARD)
Director Teymour Ghaderi
The Kebab Man
Directors Declan Arrighi, Jordan Osborne
Gaza, one football, one leg
Director Forget Patrice
4 –FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FINALISTS:
(EACH OFFICAL CERTIFICATE, WINNER:
+ TROPHY AND $500 AWARD)
Islam De Cuba
Director Marzia Rumi
The Price of Folly
Director Safia Kessas
Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision
of Maryam Mirzakhani
Director George Csicsery
MuslimFilmFestival2020 Award Ceremony/ Opening Sessions (State Library of WA)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2020 AT 1 PM – 5.30 PM
MuslimFilmFestival2020 Session 3 and Session 4 (Backlot Theatre)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2020 AT 2 PM – 6 PM
The Australian Muslim Film Festival awaits you for 2 weeks of independent films made by Muslims, or telling stories about Muslims anywhere in the world, by anyone Muslim or non-Muslim!
Due to coronavirus unusual circumstances, Muslim Film Festival 2020 will be held in Perth theatres on 5 and 6 September, and streamed online everywhere else via Video on Demand between 5 and 19 September 2020.
We received 73 films including shorts and features this year and our judges have selected 55 brilliant films for your enjoyment.
Our second annual event of MFF was open to feature films, short films and animated films, fiction or documentary, with local and international entries from anywhere around the world.
The major criteria for entry are that films should be either:
* MADE BY MUSLIMS,
* MADE BY NON-MUSLIMS BUT TELLING STORIES ABOUT MUSLIMS,
The festival aims to promote inclusion, tolerance, friendship and introduce Muslim society’s culture and stories to a wider audience.
Our festival was founded to support and promote Muslim independent films from all around the world and will continue to do so. We recognise how difficult it is to get your film out there and find a platform where your film can reach the right audience. We aim to promote and provide exposure to these films and organise entertaining and culturally diverse sessions over several weekends across Australia’s major cities.
Our program will reflect the diversity and opportunities within Muslim communities in the West and all over the world, through fiction, animation and documentary films and our goal is to show films that the audience would otherwise have not seen, and leave a lasting impact.