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HALA LOTFY receives Katrin Cartlidge Bursary at SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL 2011



Acclaimed actress CHARLOTTE RAMPLING presented HALA LOTFY with the Katrin Cartlidge Bursary at the Sarajevo Film Festival this year. 

HALA LOTFY is an Egyptian film maker whose first documentary 'ON FEELING COLD', received the Special Jury prize at the National Film Festival in Egypt, the Golden Hawke at the Rotterdam Arabic Film Festival 2005, and won the Best Composition (screenplay) prize from Biong Yang IFF in 2006. Hala has also worked with Al-Jazeera’s documentary channel making seven T.V documentaries in a series called "Arabs of Latin America". She voluntarily collaborated with a civil rights organization against corruption, making a documentary about selling the assets of the country to the Saudis. In 2007 she began writing her feature debut 'THE STROKE'.

A clip from HALA's new independent film 'THE STROKE' was screened at the ceremony. The film is currently in post production.