PROGRAMME: Cinema Cycle showcases independent short films and animation by youth in Alexandria

Ahram Online , Thursday 7 Apr 2016

Screenings will be held from 18 to 20 April

Ms. Fish
(Photo: Still from Tour with Ms. Fish short animation)

In support of young Egyptian filmmakers, the French Institute in collaboration with the Jesuit’s El-Nahda Association for Scientific and Cultural Renaissance will screen animation and short films created by young talents in Alexandria.

El-Nahda was founded by Jesuit fathers and brothers along with a group of cultural enthusiasts in 1998. It offers a platform for elders, youth and children to explore their creative interests and produce projects.

Their Cinema School Workshop launched in 2006 and has continued to offer young artists training and development for independent projects, and in the production of alternative non-commercial short films.

It has since produced over a hundred zero-budget short films across different genres, including documentary, experimental and fiction, many of which participated in regional and international festivals and won awards. A special section of the cinema school was extended last year with a focus on animation, upon the initiative of young artists.

Across three days, Cinema Cycle will screen six animation films on Monday, 18 April, and 12 short films on 19 and 20 April. All films are subtitled in English.

On closing night, the Alexandrian Arabic rock band Wasla will hold a concert after the film screenings.

Monday, 18 April, 7pm

Animation films:
Memorial by Mariam Abdel Rahman
Recycle by Magdy Mikhael
The Little Red Riding Hood by Shaimaa El-Gazar
The Departure by Rim Ali Mahmoud
The Plastic Cloud by Marwa Abdel Moneim
Tour with Ms Fish by Mostafa El-Daly

Tuesday, 19 April, 7pm

Short films:
The Frog Soup (2013) by Shady Kdsi
Farida (2013) by Roaa Bahaa
In the Beginning (2013) by Ibrahim Abdo
A Walk in the Grey Sun (2013) by Mona Lotfy
Warning (2011) by Ahmed Abdel Rahim
Her Beautiful Voice (2008) by Jennifer Peterson

Wednesday, 20 April, 2pm

Short films:
The Dancing Toile (2008) by Sarah Ibrahim
Our Window (2008) Manar Kamel
One Fine Day (2008) by Habi Seoud
Sun Boat Lake (2008) by Lina Osama
Peaceful Life (2008) by Hany Moustafa
The Helwan House (2006) Bassam Mourtada

Concert by Wasla band

French Institute in Alexandria, El-Nabi Daniel Street, off Fouad Street, Raml Station, Alexandria

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