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Doha Tribeca Film Festival: Jury Prizes to 'The Repentant,' 'Lebanese Rocket Society' & 'Lyrics Revolt'

Photo of Matt Mueller By Matt Mueller | Thompson on Hollywood November 23, 2012 at 2:32PM

The 4th Doha Tribeca Film Festival bestowed its awards Thursday night in the Arab Film Competition, the region's only dedicated competition for Arab talent, in a ceremony held at the Al Rayyan Theatre in the Qatari capital's historic marketplace, the Souq Waqif.
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Doha Tribeca Film Festival
Doha Tribeca Film Festival
Best Narrative Feature Film

'The Repentant' (Algeria, France)

Best Narrative Filmmaker

Nabil Ayouch, 'Horses Of God' (Morocco)

Best Performance

Ahmed Hafiane, 'Professor' (Tunisia, France, Qatar)

Special Mention

'Goodbye Morocco' (France, Belgium)

Best Documentary Feature Film 

'Lebanese Rocket Society' (Lebanon, France, Qatar)

Best Documentary Filmmaker

Hanan Abdalla, 'In The Shadow Of A Man' (Egypt)

Special Mention

Damien Ounouri, 'Fidai'

Made In Qatar Development Award

'Bader'

Made In Qatar Special Mention

'Lyrics Revolt'

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.