Mon, 28 Jun 2021 - 01:30 GMT
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Dr. Inas Abd El-Dayem Minister of culture inaugurated the Film Festival on June 24 in Aswan.
Aswan International Women Film Festival (AIWFF) kicked off on June 24 with a glamorous opening ceremony.
AIWFF ‘s opening ceremony graced with the presence of chairman of the festival’s board of trustees HE Ambassador Mervat El Tallawy, vice chairman Dr. Azza Kamel, president National Council For Women Maya Morsy, Festival head Mohamed Abdelkhalek and festival director Hassan Abou El Ela, among others.
The Nile Edition’s Opening Ceremony also witnessed the attendance of Egypt’s Minister of Culture Dr. Ines Abdeldayem, Aswan Governor Ashraf Attia, President of the National, European Union in Egypt Ambassador Christian Berger among many other esteemed guests.
AIWFF witnessed the honoring of Maya Morsy,Elham Shahin, Sandra Nashaat, and Donia Samir Ghanem who couldn’t attend because of her mum actress Dala Abdel Aziz health condition and sent a video which was featured in the opening ceremony.
The fifth edition’s Opening Ceremony, also honored and paid tribute to acclaimed Arab filmmakers for their efforts and achievements who are Egyptian director Sandra Nashaat, Palestinian filmmaker Najwa Najjar, and Egyptian cinema archivist Mona El Bendari.
A notable group of stars were keen to attend AIWFF such as Bassem Samra, Ahmed Magdy, Hana Shiha, Dorra, Sherif Ramzy, Ahmed Wafik, Najwa Najar, Safia Elemary among others.
The fifth edition of Aswan International Women Film Festival will continue till June 29.
The jury members are Egyptian Actor and Director Ahmed Magdy, Tunisian Actress Dorra Zarrouk and Egyptian Producer Hesham Soliman.
The 5th edition of AIWFF announced as well the names of its Jury members for the Euro-Mediterranean Film Competition sponsored by the European Union in Egypt in collaboration with EUNIC Egypt.
The jury head is Palestinian director and writer Najwa Najjar, Moroccan reporter and Casablanca Film Festival Director Fatma El Nawaly, Egyptian Actor Sherif Ramzy and Egyptian Director and Producer Sherif Mandour.
The festival also announced that its Jury for the Short Film International Competition will house Egyptian star Hana Shiha, Greek Director Ioana Kriona and Syrian-Dutch Artistic Director of the Arab Film Festival in Rotterdam Rosh Abdelfatah.
The festival honored the iconic French actress Macha Méril at its opening ceremony that took place on June 24 in Aswan, Egypt.