Curtains rise on the second edition of Cairo Drama Festival. With renowned actor Yehia El-Fakharany at the helm, this edition introduces the Starscrapers Awards, celebrating 60 years of Egyptian drama production. Exciting changes and surprises await.
“Today we are celebrating the second edition of Cairo Drama Festival. Doctor Yehia El Fakharany and CEO of Counsels master George Metry will honor the one and only Karim Abdelaziz” said the Festival presenter Jasmine Taha Zaki at the beginning of the ceremony of the second edition of Cairo Drama Festival.
Jasmine added that we they are now going to honor a credible actor who has multiple roles under his belt, the one and only Karim Abdelaziz.
“I am truly happy that I am honored from the second edition of Cairo drama Festival and to receive my honoring award from doctor Yehia El Fakharany” Abdel Aziz said.
Abdelaziz added that his generation learned a lot from veteran actor Yehia El Fakharany and his generation.
Jasmine Taha Zaki thanked United Media Services (UMS) for their continuous support to art and drama.
The second edition of CDF honored as well veteran director Kamla Abo Zekri, acclaimed actor Maged El Kidwany and the megastar Mona Zaki.
“I am happy that I am here now with a notable group of my colleagues. I can’t thank the Festival enough for this honor. I am happy that we are now celebrating the 60th anniversary of Egyptian drama because we have a long history in everything” Zaki said.
Cairo Drama Festival honored famed director Peter Mimi. “ I would like to thank UMS, Doctor Ashraf Zaki and Doctor Yehia El Fakharany for this honor” Mimi said.
Cairo Drama Festival honored Menna Shalaby.
“ I am happy that I was honored today with my lovelies Karim Abdelaziz, Mona Zaki, Maged El Kidwany and Peter Mimi. I would like to thank UMS, Ashraf Zaki and doctor Yehia El Fakharany.
I would like to thank the CDF management for launching this well organized festival.
CDF honored veteran Egyptian comedian Mohamed Henedy. “ Me and My colleagues work for one thing the love of all of you” Henedy said.
Cairo Drama Festival honored veteran Egyptian actress Lobna Abdelaziz and the late iconic actor Mahmoud Abdelaziz.
“ I have a special bond with my father, and I still remember what doctor yehia el Fakharany said about him and how they were friends” said Mohamed Mahmoud Abdelaziz.
CEO of UMS Amr Fekki said” I would like to thank the late great Sheikh Salah Kamel for his contributions to the Egyptian drama. Also I would like to thank Saudi Arabia and MBC Channels for their wide contributions. He doesn’t want to be honored but UMS was keen to honor the iconic star Yehia El Fakharany.”
“It wasn’t planned to say a speech but let me welcome Minister of sports Ashraf Soby, Yehia El Fakharany and Ashraf Zaki” Ashraf Salman said.
Salman added that Egypt is the country of arts and drama. “Egyptian Culture and art are the main soft powers of Egypt. I would like to thank all Egyptian artists for all their contributions” Salman added.
In his speech veteran Egyptian actor Sayed Ragab said that Egyptian TV added a unique magic to Egyptian drama.
“The Egyptian drama continued for 60 years since the first series Hareb Men El Ayam. We have iconic series like Yawmeyat Wanis, Zezinia, Akho El Banat, Rehlet El Million among others. Egyptian drama is a major tool for change. A number of laws were changed and amended because of Egyptian drama” Ragab added.
The second edition of Cairo Drama Festival honored a number of veteran actors including Hala Fakher, Khaled Zaki, late Osama Abbass, Rashwan Tawfik and Lotfy Labib.
“Adel Emam represents the true meaning of success, that’s why we honor him today” El Fakharany said.
The second edition of Cairo Drama Festival honored the pioneer of pantomime art in Egypt Ahmed Nabil, makeup artist Ahmed Afify as well as veteran actors Sayed Sadek and Osman Mohamed Aly.
The best editing award went to Ahmed Hafez on his work in Tahet El Wesaya series. The best Photography award went Beshoy Rozvelt on his work in Tahet El Wesaya Series. The best score award went to Yassin El Tohamy on Sethom series. The best Decor award went to Samer El Gamal on his work in Gat Salima series. The best costume designer award went to Samia Abdelaziz on her work in Resalet El Emam series.
The best soundtrack award went to Tamer Karwan on his work in Resalet El Emam series.
The best rising actor award went to Essam Omar on his role in Balto series, Taha Desouky on his role in Mawdo’o Ayely series and Omar Sharif on his role in Tahet El Wesaya series.
The best rising actress award went to Rana Raies on her role in Mawdo’o Ayely series, Salma Abou Deif on her role in Resalet El Emam series and Nancy Salah on her role in Sethom series.
The best scriptwriter award went to Mariam Naoum on El Harsha El Saba’a series and Ahmed Atef Fayad on her role in Balto series.
The best director award went to Mohamed Shaker Khodier for directing Tahet El Wesaya series.
The special jury members award went to Hala Sedky on her iconic role in Gaffar El Omda series.
“ I am happy that we are now celebrating the 60th anniversary of Egyptian drama. I dedicate this award to the first director I have worked with Nour El Demerdash and the last director I have worked with Mohamed Sami. The best award for me is the love of my fans” Sedky said.
The best supporting actor award went to Roshdy el Shamy on his role in Tahet El Wesaya Series and Hamza El Eily on his role in Resalet El Emam.
The best comedy series award went to Gat Salima series.
The best actor award went to Maged El Kidwany on his role in Mawdo’o Aily series.
“This award puts huge responsibility on my shoulders and I hope to present always valuable series. I would like to thank director Gamal Abdelhamid for encouraging me at the beginning of my acting career. I would like to thank UMS, Ashraf Zaki, producer Ahmed El Ganayany, director Ahmed El Gendy and all the series cast” Maged El Kidwany series.
The best supporting actress award went to Sama Ibrahim on her role in Mawdo’o Aily series and Asmaa Galal on her role in El Harsha el Sabaa series.
The best actress award went to Mona Zaki on her role in Tahet El Wesaya series.
“It is my honor to receive this award from Elham Shahine who I truly love and respect. I would like to thank UMS, Media Hub and all the series cast. I dedicate this award to the director Mohamed Shaker Khodeir” Zaki said.
The best series award went to Tahet El Wesaya series.
The best rising actor award based on audience votes went to Amir Eid on his role in Revo series.
The best supporting actor award based on audience votes went to Essam Elsakka on his role in Gaffar El Omda Series.
“ I am honored to receive this award and I dedicate it to the late actor, my beloved friend Mostafa Darwish” Elsakka said.
The best supporting actor award wenf to late actor Mostafa Darwish and Egyptian actor Islam Ibrahim received the award on his behalf.
Best supporting actress award based on audience votes went to Eman Elassi on her role in Gaffar El Omda.
Best scriptwriter award based on audience votes went to Mohamed Sami and Mohab Tarek in Gaffar El Omda series.
Best director award based on audience votes went to Mohamed Sami for directing Gaffar El Omda Series
“ Thanks UMS, Media Hub, the cast of the series and I would like to dedicate the award to producer Mohamed Saadi” Sami said.
Best actress award based on audience votes went to Mona Zaki.
Best actor award based on audience votes went to Mohamed Ramadan on his role in Gaffar El Omda series.
“ I am happy with the audience award because we work to please our audience and this festival is tailor made to please the audience” Ramadan said.
The best series award based on audience votes went to Gaffar El Omda series.