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CAIRO – 26 April 2018: “Wanas”, a short film directed by Ahmed Nader, won on Tuesday a special prize for short films at the closing ceremony of the fourth edition of Alexandria Short Film Festival.
The 22-minute film stars Abdul Rahman Abou Zahra and Ragaa Hussein for their roles as a married couple in their 80s, with the wife struggling with her husband’s ill health.
Previously, the short film won the Bronze Tanit award for short films at the Carthage Film festival in Tunis in November 2017.
Alexandria Short Film, which is scheduled to be held in April every year in Alexandria to spread the culture of short films among the public, and create dialogue between filmmakers and audiences, awarded many other short films during its closing ceremony.
During the ceremony, “I Promise You” by Algerian filmmaker Mohamed Yargui won the Golden Hypatia Award along with Egyptian documentary “A Journey in Search of Abul Arabi” as a best documentary film.
Additionally, the Special Jury prize for documentary films was given to director Medhat Majed for “El Manfa” (Exile), produced by the Higher Institute of Cinema.