The Grand Prize and the Best Actor Award
Director Nidhal Chatta's Film Mustafa Z Scoops Two Awards at the Festival Maghrebin du Film d'Oujda
Director Nidhal Chatta's film Mustafa Z won the Grand Prize and the Best Actor (Abdelmonem Chouayet) award at the 7th edition of the Festival MaghrĂ©bin du Film d'Oujda that was held from 23 to 27 June in Morocco.
Organized by the CinĂ©Maghreb Association, the 7th edition of the Festival MaghrĂ©bin du Film d'Oujda was held under the title of 'Cinema, a Universal Language'. Dedicating a competition for the feature films and another one for the shorts, the Festival honored a number of iconic Arab filmmakers for their extensive efforts and significant contribution to the Arab cinema.
Mustafa Z follows a simple Tunisian man through a series of unexpected events that change the course of his life in 24 hours, just a few hours before the country's first democratic elections.
Directed by Nidhal Chatta, Mustafa Z stars Abdelmonem Chouayet, Fatma Nasser, Aissa Harrath, FĂ©rid Memmich, Narjess Ben Ammar, and Sabri Khiari. The film is produced by SOUTH BY SOUTH WEST FILMS and BLACK & LIGHT and distributed by MAD Solutions in the Arab world.
Nidhal Chatta is a Tunisian director whose repertoire includes a number of documentary, short and feature films including Mustafa Z that marks his fourth feature film. Chatta received more than eight international awards from prestigious film festivals around the world.