Some of the filmmakers of the eight films selected for the 49th edition of the Film Society Festival for Egyptian Cinema s 49th edition, Sarurday 6 May, Cairo Opera House
Led by director of cinematography Mahmoud Abdel-Samie, the festival has shortlisted eight films for competitions, screenings and discussions throughout its daily activities.
Each day, the festival will screen a film at 6pm before honouring and hosting some of its makers in a talk afterwards.
The opening ceremony featured evergreen star Hussein Fahmy. the current president of the Cairo International Film Festival.
Fahmy and Khaled Abdel-Gelil, the cinema advisor for the ministry of culture, hosted a ceremony honouring the filmmakers of selected films.
The festival runs through 13 May.
Film Society Festival schedule is as follows;
Saturday 6 May:
El-Gareema (The Crime)
Director: Sherif Arafa
Cast: Ahmad Ezz, Menna Shalaby, Maged El Kedwany, Sayed Ragab
Sunday 7 May:
Men Agl Zeko (For Zeko)
Director: Peter Mimi
Cast: Karim Mahmoud Abdelaziz, Menna Shalaby, Mahmoud Hafez, Mohamed Mahmoud
Monday 8 May:
Qamar 14 (Full Moon)
Director: Hadi El Bagoury
Cast: Khaled El Nabawy, Ahmed Malek, Shereen Reda, Ghada Adel, Ahmed El-Fishawy
Tuesday 9 May:
Hamel El Lakab (Title Holder)
Director: Hesham Fathy
Cast: Hesham Maged, Dina El-Sherbiny, Mohamed Sallam
Wednesday 10 May:
El-Ankabot (The Spider)
Director: Ahmed Nader Galal
Cast: Ahmed El-Sakka, Mona Zaki, Dhafer L'Abidine, Youssra Al Lozy
Thursday 11 May:
Kira & El Gin
Director: Marwan Hamed
Cast: Karim Abdel Aziz, Ahmed Ezz, Hind Sabri
Friday 12 May:
Director: Khaled El-Halfawy
Cast: Donia Samir Ghanem, Hesham Maged, Dalal Abdulaziz
Saturday 13 May:
Fadel and Neama
Director: Rami Imam
Cast: Maged El Kedwany, Hend Sabry, Mahmoud Hafez