x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Egyptian takes top prize at film festival in Abu Dhabi

The first prize for the Tropfest Arabia short-film festival held in Abu Dhabi was awarded to a 24-year-old Egyptian for his film, Undamageable.

An Egyptian took the top prize at the second Tropfest Arabia short-film festival in Abu Dhabi last night.

Mohamed Hussen Anwar, 24, won for his five-and-a-half-minute film Undamageable, which looks at the strength of ideas in a changing society.

The film was selected from a shortlist of 16 by a panel from across the Middle East and North Africa, with the judges including Emirati Mohammed Saeed Harib, chairman of the Lammtara animation studio.

Mr Anwar won US$12,500 (Dh46,000) and a trip to Los Angeles to meet film industry professionals.