CAIRO - 20 October 2017: The Egyptian actor Ahmed Malek was chosen by Shnit International Short Film Festival (SISFF) to be a jury member of a competition alongside with the famous script writer Tamer Habib and the Egyptian director Mariam Abu Ouf.
SISFF is an ambitious and bold festival that is especially dedicated to short movies. It presents its films on five continents at once, bringing together more than 40,000 filmmakers and film lovers in a way that rarely occurs in a festival. The international competition includes 100 short films competing in four sections, attracting short-film makers around the world.
Malek’s latest movie was “Sheikh Jackson,” which was the opening movie for the first edition of El Gouna Film Festival, which took place from September 22 to 29. The film also screened in the 61st London Film Festival, which kicked off on October 4. Egypt has selected Salama’s “Sheikh Jackson” as its candidate for consideration at the upcoming edition of the Oscars, set to take place in February 2018.