Egypt’s short film ‘Henet Ward’ to participate in the Oscar qualifying Nashville Film Festival

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Sat, 29 Aug 2020 - 05:41 GMT

File: Henet Ward.

File: Henet Ward.

 

CAIRO - 29 August 2020: Egyptian short film 'Henet Ward' will participate in the official competition of Nashville Film Festival.

Nashville Film Festival is also an Academy Award qualifying festival. 

“Henet Ward” was screened in the Official Selection of the 26th edition of Palm Springs International ShortFest, scheduled to kick off online from June 16-22. 

'' Henet Ward'' was the only Egyptian film in the Official Selection. 

The short movie which is directed by Morad Mostafa, tackles the story of a Sudanese henna painter named Halima who is living in Egypt. 

The short movie discusses a day in the life of Halima where she goes to one of Giza's neighbourhoods to prepare a bride accompanied by her seven-year-old daughter Ward who starts to discover the place. 

'' Henet Ward'' film stars Emad Goniem, Halima, and Hagar Mahmoud, among others. 

The Egyptian short movie received a Special Mention of the Jury at Akbank Film Festival, and is among 332 shorts that comprise the Official Selection of the 26th Palm Springs International ShortFest, chosen from more than 6,000 submissions.

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