Abdel Muttalib Al Hammadi
Deputy Chairman of the Ministry of Interior’s Cinema Awards (MOICA)
For the last four years, the Ministry has worked with DIFF’s production support programme Enjaaz to select a standout Arab narrative feature project dealing with societal issues. The lucky recipient is then handed a cool $100,000 in cash. This is the biggest development award in the Arab world for Arab films – and one that filmmakers are hoping won’t become another casualty of the DIFF cancellation announcement.