Saturday, November 29, 2008

Captain Double-Wins in Kuala Lumpur

Captain Abu Raed took home two more awards last night in Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival.

Best Asian Film (the competitions are divided by continents)
Best Actor (Nadim Sawalha)

This brings our total to 21 awards. Jackpot.

In summary, here's what this little Jordanian film has won so far this year:

1. Sundance Film Festival - World Cinema Audience Award
2. Heartland Film Festival - Grand Prize
3. Heartland Film Festival - Audience Award
4. Heartland Film Festival - Crystal Heart Award
5. Traverse City Film Festival - Audience Award
6. Traverse City Film Festival - Best of the Fest Jury Award
7. Seattle International Film Festival - Best Director
8. Helsinki International Film Festival - Audience Award
9. Rehoboth Beach Film Festival - Audience Award
10. Maui Film Festival - Best Narrative Film, World Cinema
11. Durban International Film Festival - Best First Feature
12. Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival - Best Asian Film
13. Newport Beach Film Festival - Best Actor
14. Newport Beach Film Festival - Best Actress
15. Dubai International Film Festival - Best Actor
16. Buenes Aires St. Luis Film Festival - Best Actor
17. Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival - Best Actor
18. New Orleans Middle East Film Festival - Best Feature
19. Beirut International Film Festival - Best Screenplay
20. Variety Middle East Filmmaker of the Year - Amin Matalqa
21. Hollywood Music Awards - Best New Composer - Austin Wintory


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6:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I see the Golden Globes are tonight and Captain was not nominated unfortunately. Do the award shows go hand and hand which means it may not be up for an Oscar award either?

5:34 AM  
Blogger Amin Matalqa said...

Not typically. For example, none of the Golden Globe nominees for foreign film last year were even nominated for an Oscar. Although it seems this year that there will be overlap. I think our biggest competitors are Italy, France, Israel, and maybe Germany this year.

3:34 PM  

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