In Pics: Stars flock to al Gouna Film Festival



Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 06:56 GMT


Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 06:56 GMT

El Gouna Film Festival Red Carpet

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.

Actress Boushra

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).

Nelly Karim
Actress Nelly Karim

Mais Hemdan
Actress Mais Hemdan

Sereen Abdel Nour
Actress Sereen Abdel Nour

Elham Shahin2
Actress Elham Shahin

Ezzat Abu Auf
Actor Ezzat Abu Auf

Yasmine Sabry2
Actress Yasmine Sabry

Razan Maghrabi
Actress Razan Maghraby

ActressYoussra& Yousry Nasrallah

Ahmed Fahmy3
Actor Ahmed Fahmy

Ahmed Fahmy2

Samih Sawiris
Businessman Samih Sawiris



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