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Egypt's 20th National Cinema Festival announces honourees

The festival will screen over 90 films and will honour five Egyptian cinema figures

Ahram Online , Monday 3 Oct 2016
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The 20th Egyptian National Cinema Festival opens on 12 October (Photo: part of promotional material for the festival)
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Nevine El-Kilany, head of the Culture Development Fund, announced the Egyptian figures to be honoured at the 20th National Cinema Festival, an event to be held between 12 and 20 October.

This round will honour actress Shwekar, actor Hassan Youssef, director Inas El-Degheidy, editor Salwa Bekir and sound engineer Gamil Aziz.

A book will be published on the lives of all the honourees, and another book on the life of late director Helmy Halim will be released in the series El-Khaledoon (The Eternals).

The festival will screen 48 short features, seven animations, 21 documentary films and 21 short documentaries under 15 minutes.

Among the competing films are El-Zaer (The Vistor), Negative, El-Raqsa El-Akhira (The Last Dance), Abwab Moghlaqa (Closed Doors), and the award-winning film Rabie Chetwy (Wintry Spring), directed by Mohamed Kamel and starring Ahmed Kamal.

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