30 August, 2007

& the JSFF Awards go to. . .


Jordanian Bloggers Choice Awards:

Best Arab short film: (fiction)
Sabah Elfoll, by Sherif Elbendary/ Egypt

Best International short film: (experimental)

The market, by Ana Husman/ Croatia
(watch the full movie here or on youtube)

Grand Jury Awards:

Best Arab short film: (fiction)
A Scheherazade Tale by Rami Kodeih/ Lebanon

Best International short film: (documentary)
The Life & Other Building Yards by Giuseppe Schettino/ Italy

Special Mention for Best Script: (animation)
For a better world by Barbara Hlali/ Germany

Special Mention for Best Actor:
Omar Bharoocha,
in Abajee by Maureen Bharoocha/ Pakistan

Special Mention for Best Actress:
Hend Sabry,
in Sabah Elfoll, by Sherif Elbendary/ Egypt

Special Mention for Best Cinematography: ( fiction)
Rabia's Journey by Mayar Roumi/ Syria

Special Mention for First Film: (fiction)
The Return by Mazen Habib/ Oman

Special Mentions: (documentaries)
Humorseque by Diana Deleanu/ Romania
Mazari by Ahmad Sarraf Yazd/ Iran
A Palm's Whisper by Shereen Ghieth/ Egypt

Toyota-AFC Mobile Movie Awards:

Golden Mobile Movie Award: Mohammad Nababteh
Silver Mobile Movie Award: Malik Hijazi
Bronze Mobile Movie Award: Aazmi Zoubi

23 August, 2007

Khobbeizeh in JSFF!

Happily, I will take place in Jordan Short Film Festival '07, but this time as a Judge :) beside the Grand Jury, Hiba Judeh, Wael Attli and myself will be the members of the Jordanian Bloggers' Award Jury, to enjoy and evaluate the competition films. On last day, we will announce the best Arabic & best international films. Many thanks to Hazim Bitar, Director of the festival, for giving me the honor.

Kick off is tomorrow, August 24th, and it'll stay until August 30th, at Al Hussein Cultural Center, Ras El-Ein, near the Greater Amman Municipality, here is the schedule. Admission free.

Best of luck to all the participants, and hope to see you all there, so you can be part of the Audience Choice Award!

22 August, 2007

Improvement

He he he :) the "best buy" at Safeway is much better this week, but still needs improvement ;) Someone told me that they saw my previous post! what if they didn't?

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Best Buy at Safeway, next week

10 August, 2007

Desert Harmony

Desert Harmony is the new CD of the American Jazz artist Noah Howard in collaboration with Jordanian composer Omar Al Faqir. I personally liked it! Today, the CD launching took a place in Dar alAnda, and was followed by a short live performance, organized by OrangeRed, supported by the American Embassy, and sponsored by Blue Fig. Not to forget the wonderful & young Guest Artists: Zeina Barhoum – Vocals, Fadi Elias - Bass, Maher Hanhan – Drums, Aram Hairbedian – Sax and Alaa Faqir – Guitar. Enjoy :)

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07 August, 2007

Video: Zade Dirani with Macadi Nahhas!!

yes yes, they're both on khobbeizeh again, and together this time :) Today, Zade was the guest on "Music with Macadi" radio show, Live at AmmanNet 92.4 FM, i was there! let's see:
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