The Golden Tanit, the festival's highest distinction, was awarded to Tunisian feature film "Fatwa" by Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud, which also won Best Actor for Ahmed Hafian.
The 29th edition of the Carthage Film Festival (JCC), that concluded with a closing ceremony organised at the Opera Theatre in the city of culture in Tunis screened 206 films from 47 countries between November 3-10.
The Golden Tanit, the festival’s highest distinction, was awarded to Tunisian feature film Fatwa by Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud, which also won Best Actor for Ahmed Hafian. The Silver Tanit was awarded to Yomeddine by A.B Shawky from Egypt.
Brotherhood by Tunisian Meryem Joobeur won the Golden Tanit in the category of short films.
Fatwa is set in 2013 in post-revolutionary Tunisia and focuses on the radicalisation process of a young Tunisian.
This years Carthage Film Festival featured several Tunisian films that tackle radicalisation.
Founded in 1966 the festival is considered to be the oldest film competition in the south of the Mediterranean.