Cairo Film Society Festival wraps up 47th and 48th editions

Ahram Online , Sunday 13 Feb 2022

The Cairo Film Society Festival board wrapped up the 47th and 48th editions on Saturday with the awards ceremony held at the Cairo Opera House’s Creativity Centre, witnessing a high attendance from renowned filmmakers and critics.

Cairo Film Society

Curfew (2020) by Amir Ramses and Barra El Manhag (2021) by Amr Salama scooped most main awards given by the festival, which favoured 12 selections from a total of 52 Egyptian films released in 2020 and 2021.

Presented by Egyptian veteran actor Hussein Fahmy, the event has seen a big turnout of celebrities with many awarded, like Elham Shahin, Nadia El-Gendy, Ahmed Fahmy, Amina Khalil, Hanan Matawe and many others.

The festival that is running under the helms of Director of Cinematography Mahmoud Abdel-Samie has screened all the competing films between 29 January and 5 February. Talks with the filmmakers have been held as well.

Awards were determined by a jury that combines critic Amal Othman, actress Bushra, director Tamer Mohsen, critic Rami Al-Metwally, director Adel Al-Aasar, producer Farouk Abdel-Khaleq, director of cinematography Mohsen Ahmed and director Mohamed Abu Seif.

Established in 1960, the festival is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, in collaboration with the Syndicate of Film Professions and the Cultural Development Fund.

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

Check all awards here

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