Programme: Fourth Jesuit Film festival showcases Egyptian shorts at Cairo's Zawya Cinema

Ahram Online , Tuesday 31 Oct 2017

The 15 documentary and narrative films produced in 2016/17 will compete for awards in three categories

4th Jesuit Film Festival (Photo: part of promotional material)


Zawya Cinema in downtown Cairo will host the Fourth Jesuit Film Festival (JFF) between 5 and 7 November, showing a total of 15 short films from Egyptian filmmakers.

The festival will screen shorts produced in 2016/17, including both documentaries and narratives, along with a film competition featuring awards in three categories.

The JFF is an annual travelling event organized by Cairo's El-Nahda Association for Scientific Renaissance.

A key aim of the JFF is to encourage participation by filmmakers from around the country, including the governorates of Upper Egypt, with workshops arranged to encourage participation and share ideas.

The results of the workshops have already been screened at Wekalet Behna in Alexandria and will be screened at Cairo's El-Nahda centre on 10 and 11 November.

Some of the short films have already been screened at other festivals in Egypt and abroad: El-Bananowa (The Builders) was shown at the Dubai International Film festival; 1+1 Makes a Pharoah’s Chocolate Cake was screened at the Berlinale; and Ana Wel Doctor Sobhy (Me and Dr. Sobhy) made an appearance at the Ismailia Film festival.

The JFF screenings start at 7pm, and will be followed by discussions.


Sunday 5 November

El-Yom Qad Yakoon El-Akhir Fi El-Aamal (Today Could be the Last Work Day), by Loay Ahmed Galal
El-Nour Ghayeb (The Light is Gone), by Yara Mohamed Kamel
1+1, by Marouan Omara and Islam Kamal
Shagaret El-Bortoqal (The Orange Tree), by Alaa El-Din Aasem
Men Yomha (From That Day), by May Salem

Monday 6 November
Dora Helwa, (Sweet Corn), by Hala Salah
El-Bananowa (The Builders), by Nagy Ismail
Alia, by Mohamed Saadoon
Zar, by Ibrahim Zada
Ana Wel Doctor Sobhy (Me and Dr. Sobhy), by Mohamed Mahmoud

Tuesday 7 November
Fathy La Yaaish Hena Baad Alaan (Fathy Doesn’t Live Here Anymore), by Maged Nader
El-Lahza El-Akhira (The Last Moment), by Moheb Wadeea
Qesset Sanea El-Qobaat El-Gedida (The Story of The New Hats Maker), by Ghada Ali
Hetet Khashaba (A Piece of Wood) by Yasmine Qobtan
Yehia and Waheed, by Ahmed Ehab Abdelwareth

Zawya Cinema, behind Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel Hamid Said, off Talaat Harb St, Downtown, Cairo


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