The 22nd Edition of the Egyptian National Cinema Festival to feature 120 films screened over 12 Egyptian Cities
The National Cinema Festival in Egypt kicked off on Monday for its 22nd edition under the slogan “Unforgettable Moments" and will be running until November 13th.
In an effort to reach a wider range of audience, screenings will be spread out across 12 Egyptian cities, Alexandria, Assiut, Minya, Ismailia, Port Said, South Sinai, Aswan, Luxor, Shelatin, Tanta, Marsa Matrouh, and Beheira.
Organised by the Cultural Development Fund, the festival is divided into four main sections, feature length films, short films, documentaries and animations, with each section screening a number of directorial debuts.
This year’s edition will include 17 feature films, 48 short fiction films, 19 short documentaries, 16 documentaries over 15 minutes and 21 animation films. The schedule will include a daily screening of 3 films followed by a discussion with a film director or a critic. Feature films will be screened at Cinema El-Hadara Hall in Cairo and short fiction, documentaries and animation films will be screened in Hanager Cinema.
This year's short films will include titles like 'Ressala ela Sabrina', 'kol Sana mara' and 'Beid Bel Bastarma', which tackle topics of the human emotion and suffering with themes of universal truths.
Actors Hussein Fahmy and Nadia El-Guindy as well as director of photography Mahmoud Abdelsamea, film editor Enayat El-Sayes and director and critic Sayed Said are all set to be honoured at the festival.
The festival will also include an exhibition dubbed 'Shahat El-Gharam' (Love Beggar) where the film stills, posters and interviews of Laila Mourad and Ahmed Fawzy will be showcased in honour of the centennial of their births.
The closing ceremony, where the winners are to be announced, will be taking place at Manesterly palace.
Main image taken from ALTV Media.