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Egyptian DOP Ahmed Al Morsy Wins Two Awards From the Australian Cinematography Society

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Egyptian DOP Ahmed Al Morsy has won two prestigious awards from the Australian Cinematography Society (ACS) and with that, marking his third win in a row and bringing his total number of awards to nine since he joined as a member back in 2017.

Al-Morsy received the Golden Award of Corporate Branding and Advertising for his video “Same Great Feelings,” which he also directed for the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in Egypt. He also won the Silver Award of John Bowring for Breaks and Promos for the Egyptian TV Channel Identity, where he used Ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti.

This win brings his total number of both international and regional awards to 22! An honorable achievement that he managed to do in the past 10 years.

These awards were granted for a number of his work including: Messages From The Sea (2010), The Party (2013), The Blue Elephant (2014), The Originals (2017), Diamond Dust (2018), and Blue Elephant: Dark Whispers, which generated more than EGP 102 million, making it the highest grossing film in the history of Egyptian cinema.

Al Morsy is a member of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) and the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC).

His latest work is the movie Al Aref: Awdat Younis, directed by Ahmad Alaa Aldeeb and starring Ahmed Ezz, the movie will release soon in cinemas.

 

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Bassem Youssef is Making His Comeback to Arabic TV

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Comedian Bassem Youssef is making a comeback to the Arab television very soon with the newly launched channel ‘Al-Sharq News,’ which is owned by the Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG).

This time, Bassem Youssef isn’t making his return as the sarcastic, witty presenter we got used to but instead, he will rely on his medical experience to advise and guide the audience on the benefits of plant-based diets for health.

More details are yet to be announced soon about the programme, but what we know is that the channel will also feature programmes hosted by Moataz Al-Demerdash, Zina Al-Yazji, Rasha Al-Khatib, Saad Zaghloul and Muhammad Fathy. All of which are part of its plan in becoming a new multi-platform Arabic news service. 

The channel will combine its content with the latest technical features that are used for the very first time in the region.

We can’t wait for Youssef’s comeback and are eager to see the promising work of the channel.

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Egyptian Short Film ‘Yellow’ Wins Best Cut Award at Cinefem Festival Internacional

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The Egyptian independent short film entitled ‘Yellow’ won the best cut award at Cinefem Festival Internacional de Cine de la Mujer that was held in Uruguay.

The festival was held on November 2nd in Uruguay and ‘Yellow’ was the only Arab film submitted in the festival, it stars the talented Passant Shawky and is directed by Mahitab Ayoub.

 

The movie, which is written by Rawiah Ismail Abdallah, tells the story of a woman who takes care of her father. It follows her struggle in looking after him, especially that he suffers from Alzheimer and is at a severe stage, at which he can’t remember his own daughter. She does everything in her power to remind him of all the things they shared together.

“For a subtle approach to a relentless disease, for a portrait that at the moment reaches amazing maturity, not exempt from fine humor and an endearing character.” The credits for the movie said.

Also worth mentioning is that the movie was shot in only one day! Something that required too much work and planning, but the results were completely worth it.

“Yellow” first premiered in Malmo Arab Film Festival last October, and will be screened in Cairo International Film Festival in December.

 

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Lift Like a Girl: Egyptian Documentary Wins Best Film Award at Leipzig Festival

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The Egyptian documentary ‘Lift Like a Girl’ has won the Golden Dove Award for Best Film at the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film. The documentary was among the Long Film category and it succeeded in winning the Best film.

The 63rd edition of the film festival took place on the 26th of October and concluded on the first of November.

The festival is considered to be one of the most significant international events for shedding the light on documentary films, ever since the year 1960.

The juries and filmmakers attended the event virtually, which was streamed live on the festival’s official website.

“We end DOK Leipzig with an award. I never really thought I’d be attending an award ceremony from my couch but there’s a first time for everything,” said film director Mayye Zayed on her Facebook page, adding that “Making this film has been a very long journey and it wasn’t an easy one at all. So thanks to the great team who gave all they can to the film despite all the difficulties that we’ve been through.”

The documentary premiered for the first time at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Filmmaker Zayed released a brief on IMDB on the documentary, which read: “Her coach, Captain Ramadan, believes so much in her and never takes no for an answer. He has been training world champion weightlifters for more than 20 years, including his daughter Nahla Ramadan, the former world champion, an Olympian and the pioneer of weightlifting in Egypt, as well as Abeer Abdel-Rahman, the first Arab female two-time Olympic medalist. For four years, Zebiba goes through victories and defeats, including major losses that shape her, as she finds her way from dust to gold.”

We’re proud that an Egyptian documentary not only did it make its way to an international festival, but also won a prestigious award.

 

 

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