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Karama Feather Award | Best Short Fiction Film

Karama Feather Award | Best Short Fiction Film

“Karama Feather Award” for Best Short Fiction Film - 2015 goes to "We could have, we should have, we didn't"

It was said that a short story is to be written within less than a page. It needs intelligence, concentration, and continuity, and most importantly, when and how to end the story.

 

The Jury


Irit Neidhardt is a film producer and distributor. She is running Mec Film: a distribution and sales agency for MENA films. She is the author of various articles on subjects related to cinema and the Middle East. Neidhardt is a member in the German Documentary Association (AG DOK), German Association of Art House Theatres (AG Kino-Gilde) and The German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation (DAVO). She is Honorary Fellow at the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter (UK).


Saba Mubarak is a Jordanian actress and producer, she started her acting career in the Jordanian Bedouin T.V show "Qamar and Sahar", ever since, Saba has took part in over 40 T.V productions, many feature films, and numerous theatre plays, to which she received several awards including the Best Actress Award in the Middle East Film Festival in Italy, and Best Arab Actress prize in Tyche Awards 2012. Saba founded Pan East Media, a Jordanian production house and produced "Zain", a light comedy TV series in 2013. "Tawq Al Asphalt" a Bedouin, historic drama series, was her latest production in 2014 .


Hala Galal is a film director, scriptwriter and producer. She is one of the pioneers in supporting independent filmmaking in Egypt. She has directed more than 18 films and produced more than 15. Her long documentary Women ChitChat won the Silver Prize at the Arab Rotterdam Film Festival in 2006. Hala has participated in several local and international film festivals in recent years, and has been a guest speaker and lecturer in many festivals, conferences and workshops. Moreover, she is a member of the Cinema Committee in the Egyptian National Higher Council of Culture in Egypt.

 


 

The Winner

We could have, we should have, we didn't

Sunday night in snowy Germany. On television, the usual news about refugee disasters on the coast of Italy, in the kitchen Sushi is being stacked on a plate. A couple tries to spend a cozy evening, but suddenly a stranger, who is freezing outside, is ringing the doorbell. This sparks a quarrel about what they could do, should do, or have to do…

Language: German. Subtitles: English. Director: David M. Lorenz. Country: Germany. Year: 2015. Producer: David M. Lorenz. DOP: Fabian Beyer. Editor: Fabian Beyer. Sound: Daniel Fuchs. Music: Florian Erlbeck. Genre: Fiction. Length: 11 minutes.

 

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