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Egyptian renowned actress Soheir El-Bably died in Cairo on Sunday at the age of 86 after being in a coma for almost three weeks at an intensive care unit.

Renowned Italian director and actor Danilo Cremonte will present a workshop titled ‘Creativity and Improvisation’ during the upcoming 28th Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theatre (CIFET), taking place from14 to 19 December in the Egyptian capital.

Egyptian actor Amir El-Masry won on Saturday the Best Actor in Film award by the Scottish branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA Scotland) for his role in Limbo.

The opening of the fifth edition of the Awladna International Forum of Arts for the Gifted was held on Tuesday at the Cairo Opera House, with the Egyptian ministers of culture, tourism and antiquities, planning, and emigration attending the event.

Lebanese singer Majida El-Roumi performed Monday at the Cairo Opera House’s Fountain Theater on the last night of the 30th Arab Music Festival and Conference.

The Ministry of Culture’s Artistic Theatre House has launched on Sunday its latest production titled ‘Fi Entizar Baba’ (‘Waiting for Daddy’) on the stage of the National Theatre; a play directed by renowned hit-maker Samir El-Asfoury.

Egyptian theatre professor and actor Mahmoud El-Lozy passed away early Monday at the age of 63, leaving hundreds of colleagues and students in grief.

Egyptian director Mohamed Diab’s latest film Amira has been selected as Jordan’s submission for the 94th Academy Awards Best International Feature Film.

Egyptian prominent music professor, violist, and composer Alfred Gamil died in Cairo on Tuesday at the age of 64 due to health problems, according to colleagues and friends.

Spanish Argentinian fiction film ‘Competencia Oficial’ (‘Official Competition’) — directed by Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat — has been unveiled as the opening film of the Cairo International Film Festival’s 43rd edition.

The Cairo International Film Festival will pay special tribute to Egyptian multi-skilled artist Nelly, as she was selected to receive the 43rd Golden Pyramid for Lifetime Achievement Award.

Egyptian feature film Reesh (“Feathers”) has won four awards, including the grand prize, at the 32nd edition of the Carthage Film Festival (JCC) in Tunisia, which concluded Saturday.

Egypt's Culture Ministry on Monday opened the 30th edition of the Arab Music Festival and Conference, with a concert of two sets of works by late Egyptian legendary composers, Abdo Dagher and Gamal Salama.

Egyptian band Taksir Sharqi will be performing at the Zamalek Theatre next Tuesday.

TikTok — the world leading video and entertainment platform — has launched on Sunday its ‘#FilmOnTikTok Competition’ to celebrate its sponsorship of the upcoming 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF).

Director Ayten Amin’s Souad has been selected as Egypt’s submission for the 94th Academy Awards Best International Feature Film, the selection committee announced Thursday.

Renowned Egyptian singer Afaf Rady will perform at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina for the first time on 4 November as part of the 30th Arab Music Festival and Conference.

Egyptian film Souad, of acclaimed director Ayten Amin, has been long-listed among other 18 films for the 2021 Best International Independent Film award by the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA).

While the audio track has been booming on several platforms for weeks, Egyptian popular rapper Wegz's Keify Keda music video was released on Wednesday to quickly secure a spot among the top trending music topics in Egypt.

Palestinian Stories – a collection of 32 films by Palestinian filmmakers or about Palestinian stories – is available to Netflix subscribers around the globe starting 14 October as ‘a tribute to the creativity and passion of the Arab film industry.'

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