The Bahrain Film Festival administration announced the Moroccan film “Oghniat Al-Bahja” (The Swan Song), directed by Yazid Al Qadri, as the best short fiction film of the festival. The first session of the festival was held under the slogan “Cinema for you”, and it bore the name of the deceased novelist and producer, Farid Ramadan.
The management of the festival revealed the names of the winners in the categories of its competition, after its first session which was held on an exceptional manner, taking into account the social discrepancy controls imposed due to the spread of the Corona pandemic. Thus, the results were announced in a special episode broadcasted by the management of the festival via its YouTube account, after receiving 450 films representing all Arab countries. 92 of the films were allowed to participate in the five categories of the competition. These are short fiction films, documentaries, animation films and women’s films (the Center of Excellence Award), in addition to student films, which were awarded in the name of the writer and producer Farid Ramadan.
The jury of the feature film, which included Laila Elwi, Ibrahim Al-Hassawi and critic Amin Salih, awarded the best film prize for “Oghniat Al-Bahja”. The jury prize was awarded to “Kayne Wa Makanesh” from Algeria, directed by Abdullah Qadada.