Cairo Film Society announces awards for Egyptian films of 2020, 2021

Ahram Online , Friday 11 Feb 2022

Curfew (2020) by Amir Ramses and Barra El Manhag (2021) by Amr Salama scooped most main awards given by the Cairo Film Society.


The Cairo Film Society's 47th and 48th editions announced the winning films that were released in 2020 and 2021. 

This year, the two editions were combined as last year’s was delayed due to the pandemic.

According to the information provided by the Cairo Film Society,  which operates under the Ministry of Culture, this year a total of 47 films were taken into consideration for awards: 21 released in 2020 and 26 in 2021.

The films included those released in the cinemas and on the streaming platforms.

The winning films are:

Awards for 2020 films:

Curfew directed by Amir Ramses

Best Film Award
Best Director: Amir Ramses
Best Actress in Leading Role: Ilham Shaheen
Best Actress in Supporting Role: Amina Khalil
Best Actor in Supporting role: Palestinian actor Kamel El-Basha
Best Screenplay: Amir Ramses
Best Music: Tamer Karawan
Best Cinematography: Omar Aboudoma
Best Editing: Heba Othman
Best Art Director: Assem Ali
Best Poster: designed by Youssef Adel
Audience award given based on a poll by audience and the association members

A Day and a Night directed by Ayman Makram

Special Jury Prize: Actress Hanan Motawie
Best Mixing: Ahmed Gaber
Best Costume Design: Maysa Aref
Best Makeup Artist(s): Ehab Mahrous and Ahmed Shawky
Certificate of Appreciation: Art Director Mohamed Al-Shobar

Saheb El-Maqam (The Enshrined Saint)

Best Actor in Leading Role: Asser Yassin

Fragile directed by Ahmed Rashwan

Best First Work Award (giver for the first or second work of a director): Director Ahmed Rashwan

Taw’am Rohy (My Soulmate)

Certificate of appreciation: Director of Photography Ahmed Yaqoub for the film 

Awards for 2021 films:

Barra El Manhag (Out of the Method) directed by Amr Salama

Best Film Award
Best Director: Amr Salama
Best Screenplay: Khaled Diab
Best Actor in Leading Role in 2021: Maged El-Kadwany
Best Actress in Supporting Role: Donia Maher
Sami El Salamouni Award for Creativity and Innovation: Art director Ali Hossam
Best Poster: designed by MAD Solutions

The Man and the Mongoose directed by Sherif Arafa and Farouk Abdel Latif

Best Visual Effects: Mohamed Fouda
Best Editing: Dalia El Nasser
Best Makeup Artist: Ahmed Mostafa
Best Costume Design: Ines Abdallah
Best Art Director: Bassil Hossam
Certificate of Appreciation: Actor Sherif El-Desouky

Al Arif (The Knower) directed by Ahmed Alaa Eldib

Best Actor in Supporting Role: Ahmed Fahmy
Best Music: Hesham Nazih
Best Cinematography: Ahmed El Morsi
Best Mixing: Ahmed Abu Al-Saa

Abu Saddam directed by Nadine Khan

Special Jury Prize: Director Nadine Khan
Certificate of Appreciation: Actress Zina Mansour

Audience award for the year 2021 (given based on the poll by audience and the association members): 200 EGP directed by Mohamed Amin

Certificate of Appreciation: Director of Photography Hussein Assar for film Mousa directed by Peter Mimi

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