ATLAS WORKSHOPS 2022 : The prize winners of the 5th edition!
For this fifth edition, the Atlas Workshops awarded eight prizes representing a total of €106,000.
The jury of the three Atlas Post-Production Awards, composed of Gaia Furrer (Venice Days), Eric Lagesse (Pyramide Films) and Sébastien Onomo (Special Touch Studio), gave the awards to:
INSHALLAH A BOY by Amjad Al Rasheed – Jordan
Produced by Rula Nasser - Jordan (€25,000)
DISCO AFRIKA by Luck Razanajaona – Madagascar
Produced by Jonathan Rubin - France (€15,000)
A GOLDEN LIFE by Boubacar Sangaré – Burkina Faso
Produced by Faissol Gnonlonfin - Benin (€10,000)
The jury of the four Atlas Development Awards, composed of producers Lamia Chraïbi (La Prod), Nicole Gerhards (NiKo Film) and Farès Ladjimi (Supernova Films), awarded prizes to:
LA MER AU LOIN by Saïd Hamich Benlarbi – Morocco
Produced by Sophie Penson - France (€15,000)
PIGEON WARS by Dania Bdeir – Lebanon
Produced by Pierre Sarraf - Lebanon (€10,000)
DEMBA by Mamadou Dia – Senegal
Produced by Maba Ba - Senegal (€5,000)
LËNDE by Katy Lena Ndiaye – Senegal
Produced by Oualid Baha - France (€5,000)
In addition, the ARTEKINO International Prize, awarded by the Franco-German channel to a project in development, went to:
WHALE BELLY by Sameh Alaa – Egypt (€6,000)
Produced by Mark Lotfy - Egypt
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Three Moroccan films that have previously participated in the Atlas Workshops hit the screens of Locarno and Venice!
Queens by Yasmine Benkiran, presented in development at the first edition of the Atlas Workshops, and in the 2021 Films in production or post-production section, is selected at the Venice International Film Critics' Week.
The Damned Don't Cry by Fyzal Boulifa, presented in development at the first edition of the Atlas Workshops in 2018, is selected in competition at the Venice Days.
Fragments from Heaven by Adnane Baraka, presented at the Atlas Workshops 2020 Films in production or post-production section, is selected at the Locarno Film Festival.
Under The Fig Trees by Erige Sehiri, winner of the Post-production Prize of the Atlas Workshops in 2021, was selected at the Directors' Fortnight of the Cannes Film Festival.
Youssef Chebbi's Ashkal, presented at the development section of the Workshops in 2019, was selected at the Directors' Fortnight of the Cannes Film Festival.