Egyptian actor, singer Abdullah Miniawy and Egyptian-Tunisian actress Hend Sabry have made it to the nominees for the annual 4th Critics Awards for Arab Films organised by the Arab Cinema Centre.
Miniawy is nominated for the Best Actor award for his role in Tlamess, competing with Elia Suleiman (It Must Be Heaven, Palestine) and Sami Bouajila (A Son, Tunisia).
Sabry received a nomination for Best Actress for her role in the Tunisian film Noura’s Dream. The two other nominees are Lubna Azabal and Nissrine Erradi, both for their performance in the film Adam (Morocco).
The nominees are chosen by over 140 Arab and international film critics from 57 countries.
Organised by the Arab Cinema Centre (ACC), the winners of the Annual Critics Awards are usually announced during a ceremony held on the sidelines of the Cannes International Film Festival.
With this year's Cannes festival cancelled, the winner will be revealed during an online Marche du Film held between 22 and 26 June.
The Arab Cinema Centre was founded in 2015 with an aim to provide the Arab filmmaking industry with a professional window to connect with counterparts from all over the world through a number of events that it organises.
The ACC's activities vary between film markets, stands, and pavilions, networking sessions and one-on-one meetings bringing together Arab and foreign filmmakers, welcome parties, as well as meetings with international organisations and festivals, and issuing the Arab Cinema Magazine, to be distributed at leading international film festivals and markets.
In 2017, the ACC launched the Annual Critics Awards on the margins of the Cannes International Film Festival, co-organised with MAD Solutions.
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