Ya Tayr El Tayer - The Idol Feature film, 2015, 100 min.

The live-television singing competition Arab Idol has been wildly popular in the Middle East for a few years now, but the 2013 rise of Mohamad Assaf from wedding singer in Gaza to Arab Idol winner was so incredible that it captivated millions and became a worldwide sensation. Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad was among the thousands who sat in cafés and open courtyards watching Assaf's ascent through the final stages of the contest, and the enthralling experience inspired him to imagine the childhood origins of this phenomenal story.

selections & won prizes

CA - Toronto International Film Festival selection
NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selection

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  1. Hanneke Niens
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  2. Hans de Wolf
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  1. Hans van Helden
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    Hanneke Niens
    62 awards  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selection  NL - NFF Platinum Film (400,000 visitors feature film)  NL - NFF Golden Film (100,000 visitors feature film)  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf

    Hans de Wolf
    51 awards  NL - NFF Golden Film (100,000 visitors feature film)  NL - NFF Platinum Film (400,000 visitors feature film)  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selection  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf

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    Remco Mastwijk
    2 awards  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selection

    Erik Demeris

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    Remco Mastwijk
    2 awards  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selection

    Erik Demeris

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    Post-Production Visual Effects (86)

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