CIFF’s closing surprises: honouring Vittorio Storaro, Nathalie Emmanuel’s special appearance
By: Angy Essam
Thu, Nov. 28, 2019
CAIRO – 28 November 2019: The 41st of Cairo International Film Festival will honour acclaimed Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro in the festival closing ceremony scheduled to take place on November 29.
Famed English actress Nathalie Joanne will have a hspecial appearance in the closing ceremony.
Nathalie Emmanuel, the heroine of “Game of Thrones”, has unveiled a series of new photos of her trip to the stunning city of El Gouna.
“Sad to leave. A beautiful little oasis. So grateful to the staff for their impeccable service and hospitality, for being so accommodating to every need, and for fully respecting my privacy so I could actually relax, it’s rare so.. Thank you! Loved every second. But onward I go, and my Egyptian adventure continues! ” Emmanuel commented on her official Instagram account.
The rising star was born on March 2, 1989 in the United Kingdom.
The English star played the role of Misandi in the legendary series “Game of Thrones”. She managed to gain the appraisal of fans all around the world for her ingenuity.
Emmanuel also participated in the “Fast and Furious P 7” released in 2015, and will participate in the movie’s ninth part in 2020.
Nathalie Emmanuel began her career in 1990. She co-produced the final theme music for the famous film “The Lion King” while she was only 10 years old. In 2002, Emmanuel started to further pursue her career and has taken part in about 20 cinematic and television works so far.
Egyptian TV presenter Jasmine Taha Zaki will host CIFF’s closing Ceremony.
Film industry heavyweights made it down to the red carpet at Cairo International Film Festival which kicked off on November 20.
Among the celebrities who attended the festival Mona Zaki, Ahmed Helmy, Ahmed Dawoud, Yousra, Khaled Selim, Laila Elwi, Bushra, Hend Sabry, Ola Roushdy, Hussein Fahmy, Nour, Shereen Reda, Lekaa el Khamesi, Rogena, Nadia el Gendy, Menna Shalaby, Sherif Arafa, Terry Gilliam, among others.
Famed Egyptian stars Khaled el Sawy, Dina el Sherbiny and Ahmed Dawoud hosted the opening ceremony of the 41st edition of Cairo International Film Festival.
The 41st edition of Cairo International Film Festival will last till November 29. This edition holds a lot of surprises, seminars, panels and workshops executed by its creative filmmaker Mohamed Hefzy, acting artistic director Ahmed Shawky and its executive director Omar Kassem.
This edition honoured renowned Egyptian filmmakers Sherif Arafa.
The visionary and Legendary director, screenwriter, actor and animator, Terry Gilliam was honoured as well with a Faten Hamama Award.
Gilliam received the accolade during the opening ceremony of the festival at the Cairo Opera House.
“The Irishman” was the festival opening movie.Mexico was chosen to be the country in focus of this edition.
Cairo International Film Festival becomes the first Arab festival and second African to sign the Gender Parity Pledge 5050×2020, joining this commitment launched during Cannes Film Festival in 2018.
The festival is committed to promote gender equality and transparency, during its 42nd edition in November 2020.
Egyptian star Sherine Reda is a jury member in Best Arab Film Award, famed Egyptian actress Hanan Motawie is a jury member in Cinema of Tomorrow jury and Egyptian Hearthrob actress Hana Shiha is a jury member in Horizons of Arab Cinema Competition.
The 41st edition of Cairo International Film Festival is dedicated to the festival artistic director the late great film critic Youssef Sherif Rizakallah.
The festival prepared screened a documentary about Rizakallah entitled ‘’ Rizk el Cinema’’ to honour his long fruitful cinematic career that enriched Egyptian cinema.
DMC channels sponsors Cairo International Film Festival's 41st edition. DMC broadcast provides its audience with daily messages of the festival.
President of DMC channels Hisham Soliman explained that the channel has introduced new coverage methods to convey the real atmosphere of the festival’s events from inside the cinemas. The channel presents a diversified program of the festival's events and highlights daily events through news broadcast on the screen and on social media platforms.
During the period from Nov. 21 to 26, the festival held the second edition of Cairo Industry Days, which provides professionals with opportunities for partnership and networking with the international film community, in addition to attending seminars, workshops and discussion panels.
Valuable prizes was awarded to winning film projects in the development and post-production stages, which are valued up at $200,000.