The winners will be announced during the upcoming edition of Cannes Film Festival.
Arab Cinema Center (ACC) has revealed the final nominees for the seventh edition of the Critics Awards for Arab Films, which will be highlighting Arab films produced in 2022.
The films are being judged by a jury committee comprised of 193 critics from 72 countries, and the winners will be announced during the Cannes Film Festival.
This year, the jury added three more categories — Best Editing, Best Cinematography, and Best Music — in addition to its main categories, including Best Feature Film, Best Documentary, Best Director, Best Scriptwriter, Best Actor, and Best Actress.
“The seventh Critics Awards for Arab Films celebrates a wide range of Arab film productions from Tunisia, Morocco, and Lebanon in 2022. These films earned a lot of positive feedback at various global film festivals and events over the past year. With more films and more categories for awards this year, I’d like to extend my gratitude to the jury members for all the hard work they put in.”
Alaa Karkouti and Maher Diab — Co-Founders of the ACC, added: “We are overjoyed to celebrate the seventh annual Critics Awards for Arab films, which grows in prestige with each new edition and helps spread awareness of Arab cinema around the world. This year, we have expanded the jury and introduced three new award categories to recognize and shine a light on even more film industry professionals. Each year, we’d like to see the award grow bigger and bigger.”
The Blue Caftan, Hanging Gardens, and Alam have been selected for the Best Film category. Adam Bessa (Harka), Saleh Bakri (The Blue Caftan), and Hussain Mohammad Jaleel (Hanging Gardens) are selected for the Best Actor category. In the Best Actress category Lubna Azabal (The Blue Caftan), Clara Couturet (Dirty, Difficult, Dangerous), and Fatma Oussaifi (Ashkal) have been selected.