Cine Fertil in Partnership with ArteEast launched the first international Arab film festival in Argentina under the title of “LatinArab Film Festival”.
The festival was co-sponsored by AFAC and has screened 20 fiction features, 6 fiction short films and 15 documentaries between the 1st and the 7th of December 2011.
The winners of the festival’s awards were announced on December 22 and the best feature award was given to the Film “Where do we go now?” directed by the Lebanese film director Nadin Labaki, while “Beirut – Buenos Aires – Beirut” directed by Hernan Belon was awarded the best documentary feature.
The Moroccan filmmaker and AFAC 2009 grantee Karima Zoubir was also awarded in the festival. Karima’s documentary film “woman with a Camera” portraying Mrs. Fenan, a traditional and illiterate woman, who films private parties where only women are present and finds a way to become financially independent and make her own decisions, won the best work in progress award.