61 films compete in seventh Aswan Int’l Women's Film Festival

Eslam Omar , Monday 27 Feb 2023

The Aswan International Women's Film Festival (AIWFF) announced that 61 films will be competing in its seventh edition, including nine world premiers.

Aswan International Women Film Festival s 7th edition poster



Taking place in the Upper Egyptian city between 5 and 10 March, the selected films will participate in six different competitions.

Ten films are competing in the Feature Film Competition, 18 in the Short Film Competition, five in the Egyptian Film Competition, and seven in the Impact Competition, in addition to 11 films produced by the festival’s workshops and 12 films in the Children’s Film Programme.

In the seventh edition, the AIWFF will honour Egyptian actress Nabila Ebeid, Egyptian media personality Dorria Sharaf El-Din, Dutch director Mijke de Jong, Tunisian filmmaker Selma Baaccar and Spanish actress Cuca Escribano.

The AIWFF is sponsored by a number of public and private entities, including the Ministry of Culture and Aswan governorate.


The festival unveiled on Sunday the 10 films selected for the Feature Film Competition:

Big Little Women, directed by Nadia Fares (Egypt)

Banu, directed by Tahmina Rafaella (Azerbaijan)

The Desert Rocker, directed by Sara Nacer (Algeria, Canada)

Mother, directed by Zornitsa Sophia (Bulgaria)

My Love Affair with Marriage, directed by Signe Baumane (Germany, Italy, UK, Poland)

Jeong-Sun, directed by Jeong Ji-Hye (South Korea)

The Line, directed by Ursula Meier (France, Belgium. Switzerland)

Paula, directed by Florencia Wehbe (Argentina, Italy)

Semret, directed by Caterina Mona (Switzerland)

The Tedious Tour of M, directed by Hend Bakr (Egypt)

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