Women’s Empowerment: awards to 8 films
Every year since 1995, the Mobile Film Festival has revealed talented young filmmakers from across the world, through its 1 Mobile, 1 Minute, 1 Film concept.
This year, the festival challenged future filmmakers on the theme of “Women’s Empowerment”. Result: 1,130 films from 101 countries, 57% of which were made by women. A record number of participants, countries and women directors!
From among all these films, the jury selected 60 movies from 25 countries, divided into six compelling themes such as women’s body, equality, identity and freedom, and violence against women.
Today, the Mobile Film Festival announces the 8 winning films for 2020. Through strong and varied subjects, such as the professional world, education, forced marriage, history or sport, the 8 prize winners were able to express their sensitivity and commitment to the cause of women. These films, made in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, propose solutions for women’s self-help in order to accelerate women’s empowerment.
French Grand Prize
A new page, by Christabel Desborde & Benjamin Clavel
Divar (The Wall), by Farideh Naderi
The Bride, by Florin Clay Ejeh
After you, by Lionel Nakache
Best Actress Award
Kuyu Tuyaw, in Not your tropical girl, by Limuy Asien
Best Actor Award
Samuel Roger, in Once upon a time, by Thibault Castan
Extra Short Prize
From Maria, by Ana Moreira
BNP Paribas a committed partner of the Mobile Film Festival for 10 years
BNP Paribas has been a passionate partner of the cinema for over 100 years and has been supporting the Mobile Film Festival since 2010, enabling it to go even further than the discovery of young talent.
This year, through the Women’s Empowerment theme, the Mobile Film Festival 2020 ties in with BNP Paribas’ commitment to today’s major causes and in particular to advancing gender equality.