69th International Film Festival Venice

Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica
29.08.2012 to 08.09.2012

The INTERFILM Jury, from left: Heike Kuehn, Giuseppina Daniela Grosso, Serge Molla

Link: Festival Website

Awards of the INTERFILM Jury

Das Mädchen Wadjda
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Ten years old Wadjda living with her mother in the suburbs of Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia, wants to ride a bike. While everyone regards her wish as a scandal since it is not allowed to girls, Wadjda fights for her dream, even if she has to win the Coran reciting contest.
Stubborn, witty, and beautiful in her integrity, Wadjda is the rising heroine of the new "woman liberation movement" in her country. We therefore give the INTERFILM Award for Promoting Interreligious Dialogue to Haifaa Al Mansour, first female filmmaker in Saudi Arabia.

Regulations and Criteria of the Award: Download