Third Edition

Jordan, 2022

On October 24, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Silvia, President of Mentor International, attended the “Mentor Arabia Youth Empowerment Film & Song Competition” Awards Ceremony at the King Hussein Business Park theatre in Amman.

In the presence of H.E. Mohammad Al Nabulsi, Minister of Youth, over 500 youth attended the ceremony, where 15 winners were awarded among more than 3,000 submissions.

Launched in partnership with Zain Jordan, Anghami, the Royal Film Commission, and the Royal Health Awareness Society, this regional initiative aims at creating a platform to motivate young talents to produce innovative films and songs revolving around imminent social and humanitarian topics.

Winning Films

Narrative Category

So We Live – Rand Abo Fakher – Best Film

Nour – Chadha Hichri – Best Acting

Death Be Not Proud – Anthony E. Ghazel – People’s Choice

Documentary Category

Bailey’s Beads – Georgio Nassif – Best Film

Fear – Ali Hegazy – People’s Choice

PSA Category

Schizophrenia – Tony Kanaan – Best Film

Room With View – Hamza Mohammad – Best Acting

Best Friends Forever – Mariam Khayat – People’s Choice

Jordanian Films

Moderately Satisfied – Hind Anabtawi – Narrative Category

Hidden Pronouns – Amal Alodaini, Rahmeh Alshammas – Documentary Category

Error 017 – Bayan abuta’ema – PSA Category

Winning Songs

Dhak – Faten Abou Dargham – Best Song

Inbe’na Be’aza (Sold Cheap) – Kinan Soliman – Best Lyrics

Darba – Marwan Fituri – Best Performance

Rise Again – Ali El Chaabi and Amanda Haydar – People’s Choice

More Than Just Your Label – Saeed Qaffaf – Best Jordanian Song