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Oscar Arab Movies ceremony to be held in El Gouna: Intishal Al Tamimi

Sat, Oct. 7, 2017
CAIRO- 7 October- 2017: Intishal Al Tamimi, the head of El Gouna International Film Festival, announced that the Arab Film Institute decided to hold an Oscar Arab Movies ceremony in El Gouna after the booming success of the El Gouna Festival.

The closing ceremony of the first edition of El Gouna Film Festival was on September 29. It was attended by a notable group of Egyptian and international filmmakers, like Vanessa Williams and the famous American actor Forest Whitaker, who was awarded the lifetime achievement award. The festival’s management showed a documentary that features Whitaker’s most important acting roles.

“Photocopy” won the El Gouna Golden Star Award for the Best Arabic Feature Narrative Film (the prize includes the trophy, a certificate and $ 20,000). Daniel Gimenez Cacho, the star of “Zama”, was awarded the Best Actor Award, while the Best Actress Award went to Nadia Kunda, the star of “Volubilis”. The closing ceremony was presented by the famous Egyptian actress Amina Khalil and ended with a song tailor-made for the festival by the mega star Yousra.
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