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Gouna Film Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow and Here’s What You Need to Know

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The third edition of El Gouna Film Festival is kicking off tomorrow and until September 27 and it is one of the hottest events of the year that people look forward to especially after the success of the previous two editions. Here’s what you need to know, if you’re on your way to the Gouna!

The event will be packed with movie stars, well-known figures from the cinema industry and international celebs as well, all of whom will be attending the screenings of the finest independent and commercial films. Besides the screenings, there will also be quite the interesting programs for cinema enthusiasts and that includes, panels, workshops and classes.

Screenings will be held at the Marina Theater, Audiomax (TU Berlin), Sea Cinema, or Grand Cinema Hurghada for those interested in attending, don’t let the glam scare you away!

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In curating a stellar cinematic experience for #GFF19, we’re thrilled to announce that some of the exceptional films in this year’s lineup will be screened in the newly opened Grand Cinema theatre in Hurghada. Stay tuned for more on the films, stars and so much more, as we edge onto the third edition of #ElGounaFilmFestival. – في تجربة سينمائية رائعة لمهرجان الجونة السينمائي، يسعدنا أن نعلن عن عرض بعض الأفلام الاستثنائية الرائعة في مسرح Grand Cinema التي تم افتتاحها حديثًا في الغردقة. تابع المزيد من التفاصيل عن الأفلام والفنانيين وأكثر من ذلك بكثير في الدورة الثالثة من مهرجان الجونة السينمائي.

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You can visit the official website of the festival for the tickets or download the application for tickets in advance, festival Passes are to be redeemed only in person at any GFF box office.

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Download the #GFF app and don’t miss a single beat during nine days of outstanding film events and programs with world-class directors, producers, writers and industry professionals. This is all in addition to screenings of the year’s most critically-acclaimed films from across the world. Available on both iOS and Android. Three days to go – are you ready? حمل تطبيق مهرجان الجونة السينمائي ولا تفوت لحظة واحدة خلال تسع أيام من عروض الأفلام و مناقشات مع المخرجين والمنتجين والكتاب وكبار صناع السينما من كل أنحاء العالم. باق من الزمن ٣ أيام فقط، هل أنت مستعد؟

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Tickets are for EGP50 and the red carpet screening ticket is for EGP100, you can get the tickets at half price if you have a valid student ID.

The festival will screen Egypt’s first animated feature film “The Knight and the Princess” and “Noura’s Dream” starring the iconic Hend Sabri, and “Lama Benetweled” the movie starring Amir Eid for the first time.

 

 

 

 

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Fabrica’s ‘Queen Tribute’ Wins Best Music Video Award at MoziMotion in Netherlands

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Egypt’s musical theater company Fabrica has won ‘Best Music Video‘ award for their ‘Mercury Rising: A Queen Tribute’ during the ninth edition of the MoziMotion Film Festival in the Netherlands.

The music video was released earlier in January following the release of “Bohemian Rhapsody” movie, the video was directed by Mohamed Koushi with the art direction and choreography of Omar Warda.

Music arrangement was prepared by Mohab Kaddah and it featured Fabrica’s singers: Alia Khaled, Nardine Reda, Farida Tamer; altos Hana Afifi, Laila Ashraf, Nathalie Alain; Ali Ballout, Adel Badawy, Omar Warda; basses Amir Zarkani, Mohab Kaddah and Mina Sami.

 

“What captured everybody’s attention was – and it shows that they’re theatre actors – the first, I would say, 90% of the first, it’s a continuous camera roll, it’s a one take. You go all the way to the end and if you mess up, you’ve got to start all over again.” said Ruben Kazantsev, MoziMotion co-founder.

The ninth edition of the festival began on October 5th and concluded last night, after hitting a new record of 4,000 participating films from more than 100 countries.

 

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The Egyptian Medical Syndicate Elects For the First Time a Female Chairperson

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Dr. Sherina Ghaleb, Cairo University Forensic Medicine and Toxicology professor has made history by becoming the very first woman to be elected for the position of chairperson of the Egyptian Doctors Syndicate. 

The midterm elections of the syndicate took place on Friday under the supervision of the National Authority of Administrative Prosecution, the election selected a chairperson and board members.

Dr Ghaleb has led so far an impressive medical career, serving as Vice President of the Islamic Countries Forensic Medicine Organization and Secretary General of the Arab Union of Forensics and Toxicology. She also served as President of the International Association of Law and Forensic Sciences and is one of the founding members of the Royal College of Physicians’ Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine in London.

 

 

 

 

 

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Egyptian Movie ‘Leil Khargy’ Wins Best Film at Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden

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The Egyptian movie Exterior/ Nigh ‘Leil Khargy‘ won the ‘Best Film’ award in the feature competition at Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden.

 

The movie is directed by Ahmed Abdalla and starsSherif Desouky, Karim Kassem, Mona Hala, Basma, Ahmed Malek, and Ahmed Magdy. The comedy drama follows the lives of Toto who is a sex worked, Moe, a playboy and an Islamic cab driver called Mostafa.

The three of them walk a journey of life-changing events and faces different facets of life in Cairo, as they face uttering situations of sexism and classism. This is an attempt of the director’s vision of portraying the complex life and picture of human of Cairo.

The opening ceremony of Malmo Arab Film Festival’s ninth edition took place on October 4 and concluded yesterday night with the awards granting ceremony.

 

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