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Josef Fares was born in Lebanon. Ten years later he and his family came to Sweden and the town of Örebro. Josef started making films when he was 15 and sent them around to amateur film festivals. About 50 shorts and many awards later Josef entered film school in 1998. His association with Memfis Film began with the pilot Cool Guys and was followed by the box office smash Jalla! Jalla! (2000). After this Josef directed Kops (2003) which proved equally popular with audiences with over 775,000 admissions in Sweden. In 2006 he directed Zozo for which he was...

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Josef Fares was born in Lebanon. Ten years later he and his family came to Sweden and the town of Örebro. Josef started making films when he was 15 and sent them around to amateur film festivals. About 50 shorts and many awards later Josef entered film school in 1998. His association with Memfis Film began with the pilot Cool Guys and was followed by the box office smash Jalla! Jalla! (2000). After this Josef directed Kops (2003) which proved equally popular with audiences with over 775,000 admissions in Sweden. In 2006 he directed Zozo for which he was awarded The Nordic Council Film Prize.

Awards

Festival Award Doha 2010 Balls (Bästa arabiska filmskapare / Best Arabian Director, Doha Tribeca Film Festival, Qatar)
Nominated for the Guldbagge Award Stockholm 2008 Best Director Leo
Göteborg 2006 Best Screenplay Zozo
Festival Award Stockholm 2006 Drömfångaren. Ett engångspris om 25 000 kr utdelat vid invigningen av Drömfabriken av Åse Kleveland, som på detta sätt fördelar sitt Bergmanpris (2005) till den kommande svenska regissörsgenerationen.
Fajr 2006 Zozo (Crystal Simorgh Prize för bästa manus/best script, Fajr International Film Festival, Iran)
Nominated for the Guldbagge Award Göteborg 2006 Best Director Zozo
Prize Stockholm 2001 Jalla! Jalla! (TV4:s /N.P. Sundgrens/ pris Guldsolen)

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