Film Society Festival for Egyptian Cinema launches 49th edition

Eslam Omar , Sunday 7 May 2023

The 49th edition of the Film Society Festival for Egyptian Cinema kicked-off on Saturday at the Cairo Opera House’s Artistic Creativity Centre, with the attendance of dozens of acclaimed filmmakers and critics.

Film Society Festival for Egyptian Cinema
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:
Tasleem Ahali
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

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