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Maisa Abdelhadi Wins the Best Actress Award at the Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh

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3000 Nights Reaps 23 Awards

Maisa Abdelhadi Wins the Best Actress Award at the Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh


Star Maisa Abdelhadi has won the Best Actress Award at the 15th Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh (12-20 January) for her role in director Mai Masri's film 3000 Nights, marks the film's 23rd award at film festivals around the world. Simultaneously, the film continues its screening at more than 35 French screen for the third week. This comes after its release in Tunisia, UAE, Palestine and Egypt.
With a list of more than 50 participations at world film festivals, the film is now also Palestine's official submission for the Golden Globe Awards, while it is also Jordan's official submission to the 2017 Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

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.
The film's world premiere was held at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and it was also screened in the US within the Palm Springs International Film Festival in California. The film competed also at Busan International Film Festival in South Korea and had a series of full-house screenings at BFI London Film Festival and Rotterdam Arab Film Festival.

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:

The Best Actress Award (MaisaAbdelhadi) |the 15th Dhaka International Film Festival | Bangladesh
Jury Award for Best Film at the MarseilleRencontres Internationales des CinémasArabes
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 Engagé Award | Mauret Film Festival | France
Audience Award | First Annonay International Film Festival | France
Youth Jury Award | Women's Jury Award | Paysages des Cineastes | Châtenay-Malabry, France
Kantara France Bleu RCFM and the Hors les Murs Awards | Festival du Film et des Cultures Méditerranéennes 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 (MaisaAbdelhadi)| Mediterranean Film Festival of Annaba (FAFM) | Algeria
Best Feature Film Award and the Audience Award | Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF) | Sweden
Audience Award | Arab Camera Festival | Rotterdam, Netherlands
Audience Award | Mizna's Twin Cities Arab Film Festival | Minnesota, USA