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Obaidah Zytoon

Radio host, director. Born 1976 in Syria. Obaidah Zytoon studied English literature at the University of Damascus before becoming a radio host and producer, working both in Syria and internationally.



In 2008, Zytoon produced her first documentary film, "Through Women's Eyes." Following the 2011 Syrian uprising, she co-founded the Syrian artist-activist collective Waw Al-Wasel, producing multi-media art and short films related to the Syrian conflict. She has also coached and trained young Syrians entering media and radio production.



"The War Show" (2016) is Zytoon's first film as a director, made with Andreas Dalsgaard. The film premiered at Venice Days, where it won the top Venice Days Award, and was selected for Toronto and IDFA.

Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
The War Show - venner i krig 2016 Direction, Fotograf, Manuskript DK/Documentary

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Jury Prize 2016 Venice Days 2016 War Show
Best Human Rights Documentary Awad 2016 Bergen International Film festival 2016 War Show
Honorary Mention 2016 Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2016 War Show
Dragon Award For Best Nordic Documentary 2017 Göteborg International Film Festival 2017 War Show
Special Mention of the International Jury 2017 Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2017 War Show
Love & Change 2017 Istanbul Festival of Independent Films 2017 War Show
Grand Jury Award 2017 Geneve, Forum on Human Rights 2017 War Show
Amnesty Award 2017 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2017 War Show
Student Jury Award 2016 Paris, Signes de Nuit Bangkok 2016 War Show
Best Documentary Award 2016 Paris, Signes de Nuit Bangkok 2016 War Show
Best Feature Film 2017 Murcia, Festival Internacional de Cine de Murcia 2017 War Show
Best Danish documentary 2017 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2017 War Show
est Use of Footage in a Factual Production 2017 London FOCAL International Awards 2017 War Show
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Festivals

Festival Festival date Film
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2017-12-07 War Show
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2017-09-16 War Show
Dokufest Prizren 2017-08-04 War Show
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 2017-07-20 War Show
Sydney Film Festival 2017-06-07 War Show
Göteborg International Film Festival 2017-05-31 War Show
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2017-05-12 War Show
München Documentary Festival 2017-05-04 War Show
Linz, Crossing Europe Film Festival 2017-04-25 War Show
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2017-04-20 War Show
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2017-04-11 War Show
Geneve, Forum on Human Rights 2017-03-10 War Show
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2017-03-06 War Show
Tempo Dokumentärfestival 2017-03-06 War Show
Murcia, Festival Internacional de Cine de Murcia 2017-03-06 War Show
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2017-03-03 War Show
Columbia, True/False Film Festival 2017-03-02 War Show
ZagrebDox 2017-02-26 War Show
Istanbul Festival of Independent Films 2017-02-16 War Show
Göteborg International Film Festival 2017-01-27 War Show
Dubai International Film Festival 2016-12-07 War Show
Paris, Signes de Nuit 2016-11-24 War Show
Amsterdam, IDFA 2016-11-16 War Show
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2016-11-11 War Show
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2016-10-31 War Show
Mumbai Film Festival 2016-10-20 War Show
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2016-10-16 War Show
London Film Festival 2016-10-07 War Show
Reykjavik Film Festival 2016-09-29 War Show
Bergen International Film festival 2016-09-20 War Show
Toronto International Film Festival 2016-09-08 War Show
Venice Days 2016-08-31 War Show
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.