Archive for the ‘Screenings’ Category

AWARDS

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

SLINGSHOT HIP HOP Awards:

“Documentary Competition” Sundance Film Festival 2008
Top 3 Finalist for the IDFA– “DOC U” Competition, Amsterdam
Audience Award: Best Documentary“ Films de Femmes, France
Audience Award: Best Film“ DOX BOX Film Festival, Syria
“Best Director”
Beirut International Film festival, Lebanon

Audience Award: Best Film“ Beirut International Film festival, Lebanon
“Jury Prize” Festival Cinéma et Politique de Tours, Paris, France
Audience Award: Best Film“ Arabian Sights/Washington DC International Film Festival
“Silver Hanoman Prize”
JAFF film festival, Indonesia

“Best Mediterranean Film” Granada Festival Cine del Sur, Spain
Audience Award: Best Documentary” Cairo Refugee Film Festival, Egypt
“Audience Award: Best Film” Cairo Refugee Film Festival, Egypt
“Most Anticipated Film” Cairo Refugee Film Festival, Egypt
“Audience Award: Best Film“ Toronto Palestine Film Festival, Canada
“The Festival des Libertés Award” Festival des Libertés festival in Brussels, Belgium
“Aloha Accolade Winner” Honolulu Film Festival, Hawaii

New York Premiere

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Slingshot Hip Hop had its NY premiere on April 5th and 6th at the 2008 New Directors/New Films festival. It was presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art. We had a great time, the crowd was awesome and both screenings were sold out! Abeer was there along with many of the people who worked on the film.

Slingshot in VIBE magazine

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Check out the March issue of VIBE magazine!
Article on Slingshot Hip Hop by Harry Allen

Slingshot Premieres at Sundance

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Palestinian Hip Hop made it’s big screen debut at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. DAM, Abeer and Mohammed Al-Farra (of Palestinian Rapperz) flew out to attend the festival and spoke at the end of all six of the sold out screenings. The emcees rocked a number of live shows during the week, energizing the crowd on every occasion.

Despite our best efforts, three of our featured emcees – Mahmoud Shalabi from Akka, Kan’aan, and Mezo from Gaza – were denied visas by the US embassy in Israel and could not join us at Sundance. They were sorely missed.