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The Ultimate Guide for Spending this Easter Vacation

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Easter has blessed us this year by making it at a perfect timing, because with the weekend coming and following it Easter break, you have got yourself a joyful five day vacation -counting today as well-.

If you haven’t gotten any escapism plans yet, then let us help you decide on the perfect getaway; to give you the ultimate Easter experience and give you the will to continue the rest of the month.

Whether you’re planning to escape the hassle of the city all together and travel, or choose to stay for a wild night at one of Cairo’s clubs,  the following list has got you covered!

1- Coca-cola Concert

Partying starts today with Egypt’s most famous music stars who called it their own way in the Coca-Cola commercial, and now they are all waiting for you @Al Manara international Conferences Center to do the same thing and call Coca-Cola your way!

The line-up: Amir Eid, Abu, Mahmoud Esseily and Hana Ghoneim 

For more information, click here.

2- Block Part Ft. Feedo @ CJC610 

If you want to rest your feet today, and save up your energy for the weekend, that’s all right because DJ Feedo is setting the deck on fire at Cairo Jazz Club 610 in Sheikh Zayed. If you’re into that nightlife and RnB, and hip hop tunes then this is the event for you.

Date: Friday April 26th
Reservations: Through their Facebook page.
Time: 10PM-3AM

3- Teddy @ The Tap East 

DJ Teddy takes on the stage at The Tap East on Saturday the 27th, so get ready to be hitting the dance floor once again to some progressive house tunes.

Date: Saturday April 27th
Reservations: 01060000865
Time: 10PM-3AM
Meanwhile at the Tap West, MinusT and the spinning master himself, Ramsi Lehner will be there on Friday to give you the ultimate dancing frenzy; with their best tech house beats!

Date: Friday April 26th
Reservations: 0106 000 0867
Time: 10PM-3AM

5- Some weekend @Sahl Hasheesh 

If your plan includes leaving the city behind for the weekend, then you better do it the right way! The 2nd edition of Some Weekend is happening on April 26-27, and they are bringing one of the world’s most sought-after DJs and producers, Jamie Jones! 

If this doesn’t excite you, then surely the following line-up will do!

-Jamie Jones  
-AQUARIUS HEAVEN (live) 
-Death on the Balcony 
-No Regular Play (live) 
-Abou Samra 
-Akladios
-Baher 
-Chiati (live) 
-Hassan Abou Alam 
-kidmims; 
-MAUVE. 
-Mohamed Sadek 
-Nourre Fahmy 
-Shady Noor

For more details, click here.

6- Old is Gold @Gouna 

Venture life style are hosting one of the biggest events of this year; by bringing a killer line-up of chart topping hip-hop acts to EGYPT, that includes Nelly, Tyga, & Inna! For the closing party of this year’s edition Kings Polo‘s annual El Gouna, Red Sea, Beach Polo spectacular.

Location: The Venue
Date: April 27th, 2019
Doors open: 9:30 PM
For more details: 201555552596

To book your tickets, click here.

7- Esseily @Porto South Beach  

If you’re looking to travel, but not very far, then don’t miss Esseily’s Easter concert at South Beach in Ain El Sokhna. 

Location: Porto South Beach.

Date: April 28th, 2019

Ticket reservation: Call 16780

 

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Khairy Beshara, Moussa Touré and Marwan Hamed to Helm Juries at the 3rd Edition of GFF

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El Gouna Film Festival returns stronger this year with its 3rd edition that glamorously kicked off last night, with the aim of showcasing a wide variety of films for a passionate and knowledgeable audience in the presence of the industry’s pioneers as judges.

Here are the categories of which film are competing in and the jury panel of each!

As was the case in its previous two editions, El Gouna Film Festival, in its 3 rd edition, brings together some of the most talented international and Arab filmmakers, film critics and experts to select the winning films in its three main competitions with the participation of acclaimed films by celebrated and influential directors, in addition to exciting and innovative films by emerging filmmakers, the process of selecting the award winners is indeed a challenging task.

 

The jury of the Feature Narrative Competition has the iconic Egyptian film director Khairy Beshara for president. Beshara has been active in the film industry since the 1970s and is considered one of the directors who redefined realism in Egyptian cinema, he is also one of the first Arab directors to venture into digital filmmaking in the late 1990s.

Among the members is award-winning director and producer Mai Masri, one of the pillars of Palestinian and Arab cinema; Nashen Moodley, the director of the Sydney Film Festival, who served in juries at San Sebastian, Busan, Toronto, Rotterdam, Durban and Tokyo film festivals; and Resul Pookutty, Asia’s most feted sound technician, winner of an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Sound Mixing; and Stas Tyrkin, film critic and artistic director of the Dvizheniye National Debut Film Festival and the Strelka Film Festival.

Mai Masri, Palestinian Filmmaker

The Feature Documentary Competition jury is headed by acclaimed Senegalese director, producer, screenwriter and actor Moussa Touré, founder of the Moussa Invite Festival in Senegal, which aims to promote African documentaries directed by African filmmakers. The jury members include award-winning director and producer Anne Aghion, who is a panelist and juror at film festivals including Cannes and IDFA; Ludmila Cvikova, who was a programmer at the International Film Festival Rotterdam for 15 years, and has cooperated with numerous international festivals; Talal Derki, a renowned Syrian film director, producer and screenwriter who was nominated for an Academy Award in 2019; award-winning Egyptian costume designer Nahed Nasrallah, who has worked with many legendary directors such as Youssef Chahine and Yousry Nasrallah.

The Short Film Competition jury is headed by prominent Egyptian director Marwan Hamed, who received numerous awards and honors for his feature films such as The Yacoubian Building (2006) and The Blue Elephant (2014). The jury also includes Colombian-Belgian film director and cinematographer Juanita Onzaga; as well as the director of the Tampere Film Festival, Jukka-Pekka Laakso, who has served as a jury member at numerous film festivals around the world.

In addition, two acclaimed figures from the Arab world are members of the Short Film Competition jury; Iraqi director, producer and screenwriter Mohamed Daradji, whose films have been selected for leading international film festivals; and Tunisian star Dorra Zarrouk, one of the leading actresses in Egypt and the Middle East who starred in more than 30 films, theater plays and TV series across the region.

Additionally, the 3 rd edition of El Gouna Film Festival welcomes the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) jury, which will award one feature-length film by an Asian director from the GFF program. The NETPAC jury consists of Gulnara Abikeyeva, film critic and historian from Kazakhstan; Syrian-French film critic Nada Azhari; and Hasan Haddad, writer and film critic from Bahrain.

This year also marks GFF’s first time to host an International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) jury, who will award one feature-length Arab film from the lineup of the Festival. FIPRESCI jury members are Karsten Kastelan, journalist and film critic from Germany; Mervat Omar, film critic from Egypt; and Frédéric Ponsard, film critic from France.

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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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Amir Eid to Star in the Movie ‘When We’re Born’

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Cairokee’s lead singer Amir Eid announced on his Instagram account that he will be participating for the first time as an actor in the film ‘When We’re Born‘ which is set to premiere at El Gouna Film Festival 2019. 

The film will revolve around three individuals, each of them is struggling with a dilemma in their life or trying to achieve a certain goal. The first is working on kicking off his singing career, the second is a Christian woman who start acquiring feelings towards a Muslim man, the third and last is an aspiring athlete.

 

The film also features a story of a young man who wants to leave the country and is trying hard to convince his father, who is standing against him, of his decision.

The movie is also starring the young faces Amr Abed, Salma Hassan, Mohamed Hatem, and Dana Hamdan.

 

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