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Yousra, Hefzy and Amr Salama Attend the Private Reception of the Academy Awards

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Superstar Yousra, famed producer, screenwriter and head of Cairo International Film Festival Mohamed Hefzy and director Amr Salama were all chosen as members to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, and last night they attended the private reception held by the academy.

“I am honored to be invited as a member to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences… Now I not only have to watch the Oscars, I actually have to watch the films and vote.” Hefzy said on his Facebook page following the invitation.

While Amr Salama wrote, “Officially, I’m now a member in the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences (Oscars).”

Hefzy has also been announced as a jury member for the official competition at the 63rd BFI London Film Festival.

The London Film Festival began on October 2nd and will end on the 13th. In a press release announcing the selection of Hefzy among the jury line-up, the festival highlighted the remarkable career of the producer as an award-wining Egyptian producer and scriptwriter.

 

 

 

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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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