El Gouna Film Festival Red Carpet
CAIRO – 22 September 2017: Film industry heavyweights begin to make it down to the red carpet as El Gouna International Film Festival just kicked off on Friday evening, with the participation of 35 countries, including Lebanon, Jordan and France.
El Gouna Film Festival, slated to run until September 29, is the first-ever international film festival to be effort-driven by Egyptian businessmen, without any governmental financial support.
Sheikh Jackson film crew posing for a picture on El-Gouna Film Festival red carpet
Egypt has selected Amr Salama’s “Sheikh Jackson” as its candidate for consideration at the upcoming edition of the Oscars, set to take place in February 2018.
Egyptian actor Ahmed el-Fishawy (R) and actress Arwa Gouda (L)
The committee selecting the film gave 17 votes for “Sheikh Jackson”, while “Mawlana” (The Preacher) took 5 votes, “El Asleen” (The Originals) 4 votes, and 1 vote each for ‘’Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim’’ and “El Kenz’’ (The Treasure).
Actress Nelly Karim
Actress Mais Hemdan
Actress Sereen Abdel Nour
Actress Elham Shahin
Actor Ezzat Abu Auf
Actress Yasmine Sabry
Actress Razan Maghraby
ActressYoussra& Yousry Nasrallah
Actor Ahmed Fahmy
Businessman Samih Sawiris