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Athina Rachel Tsangari, Carlo Chatrian, Jessica Kiang to select winner of this year’s Toronto Platform prize
Since last year, the Festival de Cannes has ended on a Saturday and no longer on a Sunday. As the last night has retrieved the warmest colours of the party and celebration, the last film screened will be a beautiful end to an Official Selection launched eleven days earlier.
Egyptian actor Mahmoud Hemeda delivered a master class on acting skills and talked about his career during the Luxor African Film Festival, which took place from 15 to 21 March 2019. The masterclass started with screening some scenes and trailers of various films in which Hemeda starred. The talk was moderated by the festival’s President, …
Aside from the long-feature film competition, the Luxor African Film Festival included other competitions which brought dozens of films from all over the continent, in different forms, long features, documentaries, and shorts. In the long documentary films competition, 10 films were screened. The first was Boxing Libreville. It follows Christ, a young boxer who trains …
The 8th edition of the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) kicked off on Friday with the attendance of several renowned Egyptian filmmakers, artists, state officials, and diplomats. The festival was held under the slogan “Cinema: Many Lives to Live,” from 15 to 21 March. The festival’s director, Sayed Fouad, said in the opening speech that …
The Sharm El-Sheikh Asian Film Festival kicked off its 3rd edition with 12 films in its main competition for features films, including works from all over the continent. Indonesian filmmaker Ravi Bharwani delivers a humanitarian story in his film 27 Steps of May, where we follow the story of a father and daughter who are …
The festival will kick off on Sunday
Festival took place from January 3-14
L’Etoile d’or of Marrakech awarded to Austrian filmmaker Sudabeh Mortezai’s Joy
Driven by Estonia’s 100th anniversary celebrations, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival will focus on 12 countries that are celebrating their centenary this year, offering a rich retrospective with films made between 1958-1977. Europe’s map was radically changed at the end of the 1st World War, dissolving empires and creating new small nation states. Although …
Excitement of watching film without knowing what to expect is magic of cinema
The Luxor African Film Festival held a press conference on Sunday announcing its full programme and schedule for its seventh edition, due to begin on 16 March. The festival is organised by the Independent Shabab Foundation (ISF), which was founded in 2006 and aims at developing capable film artists across Egypt. According to the festival’s …
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Some of the films can be considered explicit messages to world leaders in hope of reconsidering policies related to refugees
The film achieved four awards at the 65th Egyptian Catholic Centre Cinema Festival
The film festival screened films from 29 countries
Mario Adorf never let himself be enticed by Hollywood. This year’s Film Festival Locarno honors the German actor with the ‘Pardo alla Carriera’ for his lifetime achievement. An interview with DW.
The prestigious Venice Film Festival has announced a lineup of 20 films vying for a Golden Lion. Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Ryan Gosling in a musical romantic comedy made the shortlist.
11mm, the world’s largest football film festival, kicked off on Thursday in Berlin with an international crowd uniting across borders to celebrate football’s most memorable moments – like the infamous Wembley goal.
It’s an exceptional event: Glamorous stars meet challenging political filmmakers on the red carpet during Berlin’s International Film Festival, the Berlinale. Get your facts straight here before it opens on February 11.
Renewed hopes theme seeks to inspire Egyptian audiences
The film explores the concepts of identity and xenophobia through a story of mixed marriages in the filmmaker’s family
An international critics’ poll in British film magazine Screen had Mike Leigh’s “Mr Turner” a whisker ahead of the slow-burn domestic drama “Winter Sleep” by Nuri Bilge Ceylan of Turkey, whose career Cannes has long championed.
Aan Korb festival will be held in October in London
Egyptian artists in Luxor for the film festival felt it was necessary to take a stand and denounce the bombings that took place in the capital, Cairo.
Egyptian movies at the festival pique the interests of the local audience, with Salama’s feature being well-received, but we have to be more patient to gauge the audience’s response to the European films.
Several Egyptian actors were present for the opening of the 10th Dubai International Film Festival
The closing ceremony took place last week, with two Egyptian films awarded
An upcoming video competition encourages collaboration between Egypitan and international artists.