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After hosting the world premiere of the new "Mission Impossible" movie as well as a wide variety of films from Africa, Asia and the Arab world, the Dubai International Film Festival ended today with a closing ceremony that announced Palestinian film "Habibi Rasak Kharban" by Susan Youssef as the fest's winner of the Fipresci award and best Arab feature award. "Habibi"is a story of forbidden love and is the first feature set in Gaza in over 15 years. It's also the only Palestinian film release of 2011. A complete list of the fest's winners is below: Lifetime Achievement Awards: Gamil Ratib A. Rahman Werner Herzog The du People’s Choice Award: Als Der Weihnachtsmann Vom Himmel Fiel (When Santa Fell To Earth) by Oliver Dieckmann – Germany The annual ‘Prize of the International Critics’ for Arab films from the International Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci), the »
The 8th Dubai International Film Festival conferred the Lifetime Achievement award on Indian music maestro Ar Rahman on December 7.
Every year the festival honors the achievement of 3 legends who are chosen from the Arab, Africa- Asia and western countries. Filmmaker Werner Herzog and Actor Gamil Ratib are the two other personalities to have received the award this year.
Rahman won two Oscars – for Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song for Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire in 2009. His score for Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours earned Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations.
Dubai International Film Festival is being held from December 7-14, 2011.
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