Egypt’s first vertical film festival reveals official selection, winners to be announced this week

Ahram Online , Sunday 10 May 2020

The first vertical aspect ratio film festival held in Egypt, Revart Film Festival aims to introduce Egyptian and Arab filmmakers to a new modern style in storytelling

The organisers of Revart Film Festival (RFF), Egypt's first vertical film festival, have revealed a list of 10 films that made it to the final selection of the festival and will be judged by the festival’s jury.
The first of its kind in Egypt, the festival takes place entirely online, on RFF's Facebook and Instagram platforms.
The selection consists of films shot by mobile phone or any camera in vertical aspect ratio, filmed entirely at home with duration less than three minutes.

The final films include Anxiety Attack by Anas Awad, Two Weeks by Amin Esmail, Dakhal El-Haramy by Farah Noweir, The Call by Mina Maher and Mina Nader, Void by Reem Ossama, Today's Society by Farida Mabrouk, Nice to Meet You by Marianne Magdy, Mid-Night by Ebram Gergis, The Box by Ahmed Al-Ramad and Limbo by Ahmed Samir.

The films were made available for viewing for 48 hours only, following the announcement 4 May.

The jury panel — comprising DOP and director Ahmad El-Morsy; scriptwriter and actor Tamer Habib; and actor and director Ahmed Magdy — will now decide on the winner of the festival. The results wil be announced Friday, 15 May, at 10pm, with Golden, Silver and Bronze Best Film awards, with each being awarded a trophy and a certificate.
In addition, the jury will also reveal a winner of the Audience Film Award, which is calculated based on audience votes on both Facebook and Instagram.

Being the first vertical film festival held in Egypt, the Revart Film Festival aims to introduce Egyptian and Arab filmmakers to a new and modern storytelling style, believing that it is playing an important role in shaping the film industry.

The festival also held a online interactive masterclasses hosted by renowned Egyptian filmmakers.

The festival's first edition is held in collaboration with MAD Solutions, an Egyptian promotional and distribution company.

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