The Saudi Arabian film “ Wadjda” has won the grand prize from the 7th International Women's Film Festival of Salé, after competing with 11 other films from around the world.
Directed by Haifaa Mansour, the film is considered the first Saudi film to be shot completely inside the country, and has participated in several international and local film festivals. The prize was handed yesterday to a representative of the Saudi ambassador in Rabat.
Also joining the list of winners was the Swedish film “Eat, sleep, die,” which won the jury prize, and the Georgian “Diary of Youth from Georgia” which won the best screenplay prize.Actor Kun Shin was awarded best actor for his role in “Zigzags” from Hong Kong, while actress Riana Campbell won the best actress prize for her role in the South African film “The Highlands Kid”.
The festival of Salé started on the 23rd of September, and closed with the awards ceremony on Saturday.