Last year, the film won the Best Short Film award at the Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF) in Sweden.
Tunisian female filmmaker Meryam Joobeur’s short film Brotherhood has been nominated for the Oscars in the best live action short film category.
Brotherhood had been selected as a project-in-development phase to take part in the 2017 Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF) Market Forum. At the festival, the film won the Film I Skåne development grant that aims to support Arab-Swedish coproduction. The grant was represented to Tunisian producer Habib Attia (Cinetelefilm) and Swedish co-producer Andreas Rocksen (Laika film).
The film also competed in the 2019 MAFF short film competition, where it won the Best Short Film award. Meryam Joobeur returned to the MAFF Market Forum with her debut feature project Motherhood in development, which is considered a continuation of the short.
The Academy Awards winners will be announced at the annual ceremony on February 9 at Dolby Theater, Hollywood, Los Angeles.