DUBAI: The third edition of the Amman International Film Festival, held over eight days, came to a close on Wednesday with an award ceremony celebrating the best films in its program.
The Black Iris Awards was held at The Royal Film Commission — Jordan in the presence of Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein and Princess Rym Ali, the festival’s president.
The Black Iris Award for Best Arab Feature Film went to the Algerian film “Soula,” directed by Salah Assaad. Somali film “The Gravedigger’s Wife” by Khadar Ahmed received a special mention.
The Palestinian Syrian film “Little Palestine,” directed by Abdullah Al-Khatib, won the award for Best Feature-Length Arab Documentary; while the Best Arab Short Film prize went to Algerian film “My Mother’s Voice.”
French director Florence Miailhe’s animation “The Crossing” was voted by the audience as the winner of the Best International Film Award.