News > UAE Armenians > Armenian film Sahman to compete for a 2009 Muhr Award in Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF)
Azad-Hye and combined sources
Filmmakers from 62 nations will compete for Muhr Arab and Muhr AsiaAfrica Awards. The 2009 Muhr Arab competition, open to directors of Arab nationality or origin, drew around 437 entries. The Muhr AsiaAfrica competition, currently in its second year, received over 513 entries from more than 33 nations (including countries from Europe like Armenia).
The documentaries, short films and feature films will compete for 28 prizes in acting, cinematography, editing, music and scriptwriting in addition to jury and general excellence awards. Together, the DIFF Muhr Arab and Muhr AsiaAfrica Awards offer more than US$575,000 in prize money.
Six international juries shortlisted the Muhr entries. The 28 winning entries will be screened during the sixth Dubai International Film Festival, from December 9 to 16, 2009.
Armenian film "Sahman" (Border) has been shortlisted and will be screened two times according to the following schedule:
Saturday, December 12 2009, 18:30, Cinestar cinema at Mall of the Emirates (Hall 10)
Monday, December 14 2009, 13:00, Cinestar cinema at Mall of the Emirates (Hall 10)
Type of movie: Drama, Thriller
Duration of the movie: 82 minutes
Competing for the Muhr AsiaAfrica Documentary Award
Middle East Premiere Premiere
Cast & Credits
Director, Producer, Scriptwriter and Editor: Harutyun Khachatryan
Cinematographer: Vrezh Petrosyan
Composer: Avet Terteryan
Set in the post-Soviet period, following the Armenian-Azeri conflict, "Border" is the story of a village near the conflict zone, where an American benefactor of Armenian descent opened a charitable canteen and a nearby farm, where refugees work the land.
The story begins when the villagers find an injured buffalo. They bring the buffalo to the farm, where it recovers. We follow the changing seasons and the monotony of village life through its eyes.
Contains: Adult Themes and References (12+)
DIFF's website: http://www.dubaifilmfest.com/