Five films by Egyptian filmmakers are participating in the 37th edition of Carthage Film Days (also known as the Carthage Film Festival), which opened on 26 October and runs until 2 November in Carthage, Tunisia.
Three Egyptian films are participating in the official competitive segments: Certified Mail (directed by Hisham Saqr), which will be screened within the Official Competition Narrative Feature Films competition; Habib (Shady Fouad), which will be screened within the Short Narrative Film Competition; and Mr. Somebody by Paul Edward (Cine-Promesse segment),
Two other films – Into Studio Masr by Mona Assad and When We're Born by Tamer Ezzat – are screened within the Feature Films - Out of Competition.
The 37th Carthage Film Days kicked off on Saturday with a grand ceremony attended by Tunisian Minister of Culture Mohamed Zine El-Abidine, numerous governmental officials as well as artists and filmmakers from over 40 countries.
This year, the Carthage Days bring together over 170 films, 44 of which will compete for the festival's highest awards represented as golden, silver and bronze Tanit within a variety of categories: feature, short, best first feature (Tahar Cheriaa Award), long documentary, short documentary, in addition to best actor and actress, screenplay, music, photography and editing.
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