Woman wins award for best drama at Saudi film festival

Saudi filmmakers and actors pose for a group picture with their awards on the last day of the Saudi Film Festival at Saudi culture center in the City of Dammam, some 400 km east of the capital Riyadh, on Feb. 24, 2015. (AFP)

A female Saudi film-maker won an award for best drama at the Saudi Film Festival, the chief juror said Wednesday, hailing a higher quality of entries despite the kingdom’s cinema ban.

The five-day festival was only the second in seven years, and aired films at an arts and cultural center in the Gulf coast city of Dammam.

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At the awards ceremony on Tuesday night, Hana al-Omair took the Golden Palm Tree prize for her drama “Complain,” said Abdullah al-Eyaf, the head of the festival jury.
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