The winners

Who are the winners of the first WaLa International Film Festival?
The Jury of the festival was a perfect and highly competent team, who have already gained experience in various national and international film festivals as Judges 

The Juries

1. Dr. Elke Werry, Documentary Filmmaker – Germany 
2. Salim Alafenisch, writer
3. Michael Ackermann, Film Commission Nordbaden 
4. Mohammad Hassan Nazeri, Filmmaker 

The Jury team evaluated all the participating films in three categories. 

Short films
The first place winner received a festival Carpet, a certificate from Jury and 500 €. It was won with a short-feature film “Outpost” directed by Sayed Jalal Hussaini. 
In the second place, a festival Carpet and a certificate from the Jury was given. It was won with the short documentary “A Fotographer by the name of Father” directed by Mohammad Khadem Haidari.

Rahman Alimi

Third place recieved a certificate from the Jury, it was won with the short feature film “14 o clock” directed by Sayed Hassan Moussavi. 

Mid-length film 

The winner in the medium-length documentary “The forbidden Faces” directed by Rahman Alemi received a first winning price of a festival Carpet, a certificate from the Jury and 500 €. 
In the second place, recieved was a festival carpet and a certificate from the Jury. It was won with the short documentary “Parlika” directed by Sahraa Karimi. 

Long film

Ronja von Wurmb-Seibel Siddiq Barmak und Niklas Schenck,

The first place winner received a festival carpet, a certificate from the Jury and 500 €. It was won with the film “Opium War,” directed by Siddiq Barmak. 

In the second place, we got two winners, given was a festival carpet and a certificate from the Jury. It was won with
the documentary “True Warriors” directed by Ronja Wurmb-Seibel and Niklas Schenck.
The movie “An Apple from Paradise” directed by Humayoun Morowat. 

 

 

Roya Sadat

Thus, the award ceremony was not yet over.
The Jury decided to award “special price” for a film that did not participate in the competition: 
“Tar o Zakhma” directed by Roya Sadat. She received a festival carpet and a certificate from the Jury. 

Another important award was the Audience award.
Breathless Audience expected the result, especially because “The Breadwinner” by Nora Twomey was shown only after the Jury’s award ceremony (the Jury had of course seen this like everyone else before).

So the tension continued until the last minute of the festival program. After the counting of all votes from the Audiences, the clear winner was: 
“Osama” directed by Siddiq Barmak .The price was a festival carpet, a certificate from the festival director and 500 €. 

The book is closed

… but the story still continues

With a great friendship and the strong collaboration of friends, ends the First WaLa International Film Festival with pride, joy and gratitude.

We thank all our friends who have made through hospitality, providing accommodation, care of the guests and all organizational preparation which made the festival a great success.

We thank all the Guests of the First WaLa International Film Festival and look forward to the Guests of the Second WaLa International Film Festival in Ladenburg with the theme

 

 

A piece of happiness.”

Gäste reisen an

Heute kommen die Filmschaffenden nach Ladenburg!
Wir heißen alle ganz herzlich willkommen
und danken allen Ladenburger Bürgern aufs Herzlichste,
die ihre Gästezimmer zur Verfügung stellen!

Fehlerteufel im Programmflyer

Herzlichen Dank allen aufmerksamen Programmlesern,
die uns auf einen Fehler aufmerksam gemacht haben:

Der Film “Kunduz” läuft wie im Spielplan angegeben
am Sonntag im Jugendzentrum “Kiste” um 16:00 Uhr.
Irrtümlicherweise steht innen im Programmflyer bei der Filmbeschreibung 14:00 Uhr.

Wir bitten das Versehen zu entschuldigen.

RNF

Heute waren wir beim Rhein-Neckar-Fernsehen!
Es war toll!

Vielen Dank für das freundliche Interview.

Auch in den nächsten Tagen sind wir mit einem 15 minütigen Beitrag zu sehen. Schauen Sie hier:

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