Egyptian short Let's Get Digital screens at online Blink Film Festival

Ahram Online , Saturday 13 Nov 2021

A film by Omar Abo screens at the inaugural edition of Blink Film Festival run by Action for Hope running under the umbrella of Culture Resource.

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Let's Get Digital, which is part of the programme that consists of 24 documentary and fiction films, will be screened online on 11 and 14 November.

According to the festival's organizers, the event is dedicated to young cinematic talents in Global South countries, with the films coming this year from Kenya, Iraq, Egypt, Paraguay, Sudan, Palestine, Mexico, Syria, India, Lebanon, Pakistan, Nepal and Philippines. Twelve of them compete for the best long and short film awards.

The winners are selected by the audience that can access the films on Action for Hope’s Facebook page. The film that will get the highest number of “likes” or “loves” (before Sunday 14 November 10 am GMT) will be awarded a monetary prize of Euro 500.

Let's Get Digital (Hadouta Raqamia) recounts present-day tales of no end in sight uncertainty, alienation, and hope through real-life voice messages of different people living in a world of hyper-digital connectivity and minimal physical contact.

The film was selected for screening and competitions in multiple film festivals in Albania, Germany and Egypt.

The 7-minute short is directed by Omar Abo, an Egyptian filmmaker based in Cairo, Egypt. Abo self-produces his own experimental, non-narrative and documentary films that probe into various elements of today's tech-driven world.

Blink Film Festival is motored by Action for Hope, a programme that operates under the umbrella of Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy), the pan Arab cultural organization based in Lebanon and provider of services and support to the independent cultural field in the region.

To view the films and vote, visit Action for Hope Facebook page  

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