24 Awards and Accolades from Around the World
3000 Nights Wins Special Mention at the Beirut International Women Film Festival
3000 Nights by director Mai Masri continues to add up more international awards to its cabinet, raising the tally to 24 awards after the 1st Beirut International Women Film Festival (BWFF) announced that the film has won the Special Jury Mention (Lebanese Feature Films Section). Director Mai Masri received the award at the festival's closing ceremony.
The Beirut International Women Film Festival aims to highlight the role of cinema as a window on societal issues at large, and women's issues in particular. It also tackles issues such as gender equality, sexual identity, domestic violence, and women's success stories as a driving force in society.
The film's world premiere was held at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and it took part in more than 50 film festivals and events around the world, including the Dubai International Film Festival (UAE), Busan International Film Festival (South Korea), BFI London Film Festival (UK), the Stockholm International Film Festival (Sweden), the Palm Springs International Film Festival (USA), the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia), and the Goa Film Festival (India).
The film was released in the Arab world in Tunis, UAE, and Palestine. It was also Palestine's official submission to the Golden Globes and Jordon's official submission for the Academy Awards nominations as Best Foreign-Language Film.
3000 Nights is a co-production between Jordan, Palestine, France, UAE, Qatar and Lebanon. MAD Solutions is in charge of the distribution of the film in the Arab world. 3000 Nights tells the story of a young Palestinian school teacher who gives birth to her son in an Israeli prison, where she fights to protect him, survive and maintain hope. The film stars Maisa Abdelhadi, Nadera Omran, Raida Adon, Rakeen Saad, Abeer Haddad, Anahid Fayad, Haifa Al Agha, Khitam Edelbi and Hana Chamoun.
Mai Masri is a Palestinian filmmaker. She studied film at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University (USA) where she graduated with a BA degree. Her rich and extensive filmography includes many documentaries focusing on the humanity and resilience of ordinary people characterized with humanistic elements, through which she won over 60 awards at international film festivals, such as Under the Rubble (1983), Wild Flowers: Women of South Lebanon (1986), War Generation Beirut (1998), Children of Fire (1990), Suspended Dreams (1992), Children of Shatila (1998), Hanan Ashrawi: A Woman of her Time (1995), Frontiers of Dreams and Fears (2001), Beirut Diaries: Truth, Lies and Videos (2006) and 33 Days (2007).
3000 Nights' List of Awards:
Special Mention at the Beirut International Women Film Festival
The Best Actress Award (Maisa Abdelhadi) |the 15th Dhaka International Film Festival | Bangladesh
Jury Award for Best Film at the Marseille Rencontres Internationales des CinĂ©mas Arabes
The First Prize of the Students of Dreuxtogether with I, Daniel Blake by British Director Ken Loach |the 2ndCap sur le MondeFestival at Cinema Les Lobis in Blois| France
The Best Director Award | the Iran IUFilm Festival| USA
Film EngagĂ© Award | Mauret Film Festival | France
Audience Award | First Annonay International Film Festival | France
Youth Jury Award | Women's Jury Award | Paysages des Cineastes | ChĂ˘tenay-Malabry, France
Kantara France Bleu RCFM and the Hors les Murs Awards | Festival du Film et des Cultures MĂ©diterranĂ©ennes in Bastia | France
Media Prize | Festival du film arabe de Fameck/Val de Fensch | Fameck, France
Bronze Tanit and the Screenplay Prize for a Feature Film | Carthage Film Festival | Tunisia
Tao Edu Young Prize | Taormina Film Festival | Italy
Youth Jury Award | International Film Festival and Forum for Human Rights | Switzerland
Special Jury Award | Washington, DC International Film Festival (Filmfest DC) | USA
Jury Award | Women's International Film and Television Showcase (The WIFTS) | USA
Meeting Point Audience Award | Valladolid International Film Festival | Spain
The Best Actress Award (Maisa Abdelhadi)| Mediterranean Film Festival of Annaba (FAFM) | Algeria
Best Feature Film Award and the Audience Award | MalmĂ¶ Arab Film Festival (MAFF) | Sweden
Audience Award | Arab Camera Festival | Rotterdam, Netherlands
Audience Award | Mizna's Twin Cities Arab Film Festival | Minnesota, USA