The winner of the Audience Award!

The people have spoken: The Audience Award goes to The Gravedigger's Wife!

This year's Audience Award goes to Somalia's first ever Oscar submission, The Gravedigger's Wife! The film is directed by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed and was screen in the competition program New Voices.

The Gravedigger's Wife made a clear impression during the festival, and all screenings of the film were sold out. It also won the Audience Award vote by a considerable margin.

Did you miss the film during Films From the South? The Gravedigger's Wife is now screening in cinemas, and is distributed by Mer Film. We encourage everyone to take the opportunity!

We were very lucky to have director Khadar Ahmed as a guest during the festival. He has sent a greeting to the Films From the South audience, which you can see here: