Ahead of Its Arab World Premiere within DIFF
3000 Nights Wins the Jury Award at the Women's International Film and Television Showcase in the USA
In less than one week since its first award at Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain, Mai Masri's film 3000 Nights has received the Jury Award at the 8th Women's International Film and Television Showcase (WIFTS) in USA.
On October 31st ,Mai Masri's film 3000 Nights won the Meeting Point Audience Award at the 60th Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain where the audience rated the film 4.297 out of 5 and in an official statement the festival acknowledged that the film "received the warmest acclaim from the audience".
The two awards are following the wide acclaim since 3000 Nights' world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival and competing at Busan International Film Festival in South Korea. In BFI London Film Festival the film screened to a 'full-house' audience.
A Palestinian, French, Jordanian, UAE, Qatar and Lebanese co-production 3000 Nights stars Maisa Abdelhadi and Nadera Omran. The film tells the story of a young Palestinian school teacher gives birth to her son in an Israeli prison where she fights to protect him, survive and maintain hope.
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 filmography includes; 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), A Woman for Her Time (1995), Beirut Diaries (2006), Frontiers of Dreams and Fears (2001) and 33 Days (2007).