Egypt to host first-of-its-kind Arab cinema festival in Sharm El-Sheikh in December

Ahram Online , Monday 24 Oct 2022

Egypt is set to host the first-of-its-kind festival for Arab cinema in Sharm El-Sheikh from 3-9 December, the Ministry of Culture announced Monday.

Sharm el-Sheikh
File photo: Tourists walk at the walking area of Naama bay in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh (Reuters)

 

The festival, which was approved by the Higher Committee for Festivals at the Ministry of Culture, is organised by Ebdaa Organisation for Cultures and Arts, a non-governmental organisation headed by cinematographer Samir Farag.

It is sponsored by a number of Arab artistic cultural entities.

Journalist Ayman El-Hakim will preside over the festival, and film professor Thanaa Hisham will serve as the artistic director.

“It will be a complete cultural project that combines various activities that will take place throughout the year, not only during the days of the festival,” El-Hakim stated to local newspapers on Monday.

Further details about the festival’s inaugural edition will be revealed soon.

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