The Film's Third Award from International Film Festivals
Rupture Wins the Sunbird Short Film Award at Palestine Cinema Days
Director Yassmina Karajah's short film Rupture won the Sunbird Short Film Award, shared with Area C by director Salah Abu Nimah, at the fifth edition of Palestine Cinema Days.
Palestine Cinema Days is the only international film festival of its kind in Palestine held five Palestinian cities; Jerusalem, Ramallah, Gaza, Bethlehem and Nablus. The Festival is dedicated to presenting strong, independent and diverse cinematic voices from around the world. The Festival supports the local and international film culture in Palestine, with a special focus on creating and strengthening a local film industry.
Rupture follows the journey of four Arab teens on their quest to find the local public pool in their new Canadian city. The film introduces a cast of first time actors and survivors of war who channel their personal experiences of loss and new beginnings through a fictional narrative. The film stars Asaad Al Arid, SalamAlmarzouq, Hussein Al Ahmad and Wazira Al Ahmad.
Rupture is written and directed by Yassmina Karajah, produced by David Findlay, Leen Issa and Virginie Nolin. The film is distributed by MAD Solutions in the Arab world. Rupture made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The film won the Best B.C. Short Film Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) in Canada and the Best Narrative Short at the Slamdance Film Festival in USA.