Women’s Voices Now is excited to finally announce the winners of the 2014 online short-film festival Women Bought and Sold: Voices United Against the Violence!
We invite you to VIEW THE FILMS and let us know what you think by leaving questions, comments, and sparking dialogue.*
Of the 46 films submitted to this year’s festival, 15 winners were selected in the categories of Fiction, Documentary, Experimental, and Student. We thank our esteemed panel of judges for volunteering their time and expertise in viewing and evaluating these films.
Thank you to our generous FESTIVAL SPONSORS for contributing the $30,000 in prize money awarded to the filmmakers.
Congratulations to all of our filmmakers for their bravery and inspiration in making these films.
And the winners are…
1st Place Winners ($3,000):
Breaking the Silence: Moroccans Speak Out! (Morocco), by GlobalGirl Media Morocco (Documentary)
Take Care (Iran), by Afrooz Nasersharif (Experimental)
Swap (Afghanistan), by Sayed Masoud Islami (Fiction)
Behind the Wheel (Tajikistan), by Elise Laker (Student)
2nd Place Winners ($2,000):
Mohtarama (Afghanistan), by Malek Shafi’i and Diana Saqeb (Documentary)
Get Along (Iran), by Parya Vatankhah (Experimental)
Aabida (India), by Maaria Syed (Fiction)
Blobfish (Turkey), by Ugur Ferhat Korkmaz & Atilla Barutcu (Student)
3rd Place Winners ($1,000):
In the Name of Tradition (Egypt), by May El-Hossamy (Documentary)
The Reflex (Afghanistan), by Ali and Houssein Mousavi (Experimental)
The Virginity Minarets (Afghanistan) , by Farhad Rezaee (Fiction)
A Chronicle of Tahrir Square (Egypt), by Nour Zaki (Student)
Honorable Mention Winners ($500):
Final Moments (UK), by Shadi Amin (Documentary)
Vomit II (Netherlands & Iran), by Celia Elslamieh Shomal (Experimental)
Shadow of the Stone (Iran), by Fatemeh Keihani (Fiction)
*Some films are not yet available for public viewing but will be in the coming months. Thank you for your patience and check back regularly!