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Saudi's first female director to receive Special Recognition Award

Washington: Saudi's first female filmmaker, Haifaa al-Mansour has been named as the recipient of CineEurope's inaugural special recognition award. The award will be presented to Al-Mansour at the trade show in Barcelona on Thursday, June 14, confirmed The Hollywood Reporter.

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She rose to fame with her 2012 feature debut 'Wadjda'. It was the first film to be shot entirely in Saudi Arabia. Since 'Wadjda', Al-Mansour has directed 'Mary Shelley,' followed by the upcoming Netflix rom-com 'Nappily Ever After'.


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Al-Mansour's project, 'The Perfect Candidate' was unveiled in Cannes as being the first film to receive financial support from Saudi Film Council.

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