‘This is Congo’ nets top award in Global Cinema Film Festival


BELMONT – “This is Congo,” directed by Daniel McCabe, received the Grand Jury Prize Best Picture award in the 2018 Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston.

The third annual film festival, held March 8-11, included over 35 award winning independent films from over 30 countries, with U.S. and Massachusetts premieres, director question and answer sessions, film discussions and critically acclaimed official selections that were featured in major award competitions, including the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, BAFTA, Tribeca Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, IDFA, and more.

Other awards and recipients were:

Best documentary feature film, “A Woman Captured,” directed by Bernadett Tuza-Ritter.

Best director documentary film (films from the documentary short and documentary feature categories in competition,) “Those from the Shore’’ directed by Tamara Stepanyan.

Best documentary short, “Runnin’,” directed by Matthew Orr and Alex Hogan.

Best cinematography (films in all categories in competition), “Taste of Cement,” directed by Ziad Kalthoum, cinematography by Talal Khoury.

Best narrative (films in the narrative short and feature category in competition), “Mare Nostrum,” directed by Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf.

Best director narrative film (films in the narrative short and feature category in competition, “The Best of All Worlds,’’ directed by Adrian Goiginger.

Best film editing (films in all categories in competition, “This is Congo’’, directed by Daniel McCabe, edited by Alyse Ardell Spiegel.

The Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston (GCFF) in partnership with WCF studios/films LLC, and under the direction of multiple award-winning documentarian Raouf J. Jacob and award-winning executive producer Lara M. Moreno, are committed to bringing the best of global cinematography to Boston.

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