President attends 2012 Maldives Film Awards ceremony

President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan was among the attendees at the 2012 Enchanteur Maldives Film Awards ceremony held yesterday at the Dharubaage convention hall in Male’.

As well as presenting this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Arifa Ibrahim, the president also handed a special plaque to commemorate the film, Loodhifaa, which took the accolade for best feature, according to the President’s Office website.

Ismail Rasheed took home the best actor award for his role in Loodhifaa.

Niuma Mohamed won the best actress award for her as performance in film “Niuma”, based on a struggle of daughter who is sexually abused by her own father and brother. She also won the best director award for the movie.