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Live: The awards of the 40th edition of CIFF

Thu, Nov. 29, 2018
CAIRO - 29 November 2018: 1- UNFPA Award went to the Egyptian film ''Poisonous Roses''

2- Cinema of Tomorrow Short Film Competition awards

Special Mention to the Colombian movie ''A Fishers’ Recall''

Special Mention to the Egyptian movie ''Dark Chocolate''

The Special Jury Prize went to ''She'' movie (Kosovo, France)


3- Youssef Chahine Prize for Best Short Film went to the ''Brotherhood'' (Canada, Tunisia, Sweden)


4- International Film Critics’ Week awards

Fathy Farag Prize for Best Artistic Contribution went to ''Erased, Ascent of the Invisible'' by Ghassan Halawani (Lebanon)


Shadi Abdel Salam Prize for Best Film went to '' Aga'' movie by Milko Lazarov (Bulgaria, Germany, France)



5- Horizons of Arab Cinema Competition awards

Salah Abu Seif Prize (Special Jury Prize) went to ''Poisonous Roses'', by Ahmed Fawzy Saleh (Egypt)


Saad Eldin Wahba Prize for Best Arab Film went to ''Fatwa'' movie, by Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud (Tunisia)

Best Arab Film Prize, presented by TikTok (15.000$) went to ''Poisonous Roses'', by Ahmed Fawzy Saleh (Egypt)

6- FIPRESCI Award (In memory of Samir Farid) went to ''A Twelve-Year Night'', by Álvaro Brechner (Uruguay, Argentina, Spain)

7- International Competition awards

Best Artistic Contribution went to ''The Third Wife'', by Ash Mayfair (Vietnam)


Naguib Mahfouz Prize for Best Script went to ''Birds of Passage'', by Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra, Script by Maria Camila Arias, Jacques Toulemonde Vidal (Colombia, Denmark, Mexico)


Prize for Best Actress went to Zsófia Szamosi on her role in ''One Day, by Zsófia Szilágyi'' movie (Hungary)

Prize for Best Actor went to Sherif Desoky for his role in ''EXT. Night'', by Ahmad Abdalla El Sayed (Egypt)


The Bronze Pyramid for Best First or Second work of a director went to ''Obey'' movie, by Jamie Jones (UK)


The Silver Pyramid, Special Jury Prize for best director went to Phuttiphong Aroonpheng on his film ''Manta Ray'' (Thailand, France, China) and Sergei Loznitsa on his movie ''Donbass'', by (Germany, Ukraine, France).

Cairo International Film Festival Head Mohamed Hefzy started his speech by thanking all the festivals sponsors. '' What pleased me the most that all the movies tickets were sold out, the matter that didn't occur before in any previous edition'' Hefzy said.

Hefzy expressed his pride with Cairo Industry Days that was tailor made to sport young Arab filmmakers to complete their projects. '' I would like to thank the festival sponsors as they sported Cairo Industry Days'' Hefzy recounted. Cairo Industry Days budget was $150000.

Hefzy added that CIFF's management decided to cancel the Gomhour Award, which has been previously announced, due to technical difficulties which led to a decline in the voting rates.

The award will hence be granted to the winning film of the Golden Pyramid Award, a prize worth to $20,000.



The closing ceremony of the 40th edition of Cairo International Film Festival kicked off a at Cairo Opera House.

The closing ceremony started with a short speech by the famed Egyptian actor Mahmoud Hemeida.

'' Cinema is the vivid memory of imagination that is important for all the human beings'' Hemeida recounted. Hemeida praised the role played by CIFF head Mohamed Hefzy announcing that all the Egyptian filmmakers wished long ago to have a young head to the festival, as youth like Hefzy has a youthful vision.
 
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