Third Prize for the Project in a Month
Tiny Souls Wins DigiColors Award in the Carthage Film Festival Takmil Workshop
The jury for the Takmil Workshop awards for production aid announced during the 27th Carthage Film Festival that Jordanian Director Dina Naser's film Tiny Souls has won the DigiColors Award for Color Correction. This is the third award won by the film in the past few weeks, as it previously won two awards at the Forum and Market of the Malm√∂ Arab Film Festival in Sweden as part of the documentary film events in post-production. The first prize comprised marketing and distribution services in the Arab world offered by MAD Solutions, while the second included 20 minutes of original soundtrack music offered by Sleeprise Music.
Produced by Khaled Haddad and financed by Screen Institute Beirut (SIB), Tiny Souls is a documentary film that follows the journey of the children living in the Syrian refugee camp of Zaatari, in Northern Jordan, through the eyes of Marwa. She came to live in this "temporary" camp with her family when she was nine years old until the war ceases in Syria; she is now 14 years old. Now, Marwa and her family are suddenly faced with the reality of going back to Syria.
Dina Naser is a Jordanian filmmaker who has been working in cinema as a director, producer, and writer since 2008. She studied in Jordan as well as in Manhattan Film Academy and holds a Master's Degree in Documentary Filmmaking through the Docnomads program in several universities across Portugal, Hungary, and Belgium.
For three days (1-3 November), Takmil Workshop is an extension and evolution of the Project Workshop which was created in 1992 and during ten consecutive sessions, the workshop has supported many Arab talents for writing their scripts. Initiated at the 25th round of the Carthage Film Festival in 2014, Takmil Workshop aims to enable African and Arab filmmakers to present their films in the post-production stage to an expert international jury that will allocate post-production grants to the seven most promising films.