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EGYPT / First international screening of “60 Egyptian Pounds”

60 Egyptian Pounds

Amr Salama’s short film 60 Egyptian Pounds received its first international showing at the Friborg International Film Festival (March 15th – 25th). “60 Egyptian Pounds” is about an aspiring rapper, Ziad, and his family, all victims of an abusive father. Ziad takes refuge in music and writing song lyrics. When the situation at home becomes …

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EGYPT / The Aswan International Women’s Film Festival will honour Hala Khalil

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During the 8th Aswan International Women’s Film Festival, from April 20th to 25th, there will be a tribute to Egyptian director Hala Khalil. Through her films Ms. Khalil has given us stories showing the struggles of Egyptian women for recognition, along with other social issues affecting the country. A good example is her 2015 feature …

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EGYPT / Watch It presents its special Ramadan programmes

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The Egyptian video-on-demand platform, Watch It, has presented its schedules for Ramadan. Within a broad choice of programmes the platform highlights its new series Lahzet Ghadab. Written by Mohab Tarek and directed by Abdel Aziz El-Nagar, the cast of this thriller includes top actors such as Mohamed Shahin, Aly Kassem, Sarrah Abd El-Rahman, and Mohamed …

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ARAB WORLD / “Bassma” presents the Arab world’s most inspiring women

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The free-to-view channel Asharq Discovery has launched Bassma, a new TV series about iconic Arab women. Scheduled for ten episodes, Bassma presents pioneering women who are considered amongst the most inspirational in the contemporary Arab world: Egyptian actress Yusra, Moroccan singer Samira Saeed, lawyer Sofana Dahlan and aerospace engineer Mishaal Ashemimry, both from Saudi Arabia, …

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SERBIA / The 17th Kustendorf Festival of Film and Music closes

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Created by the director Emir Kusturica, the Kustendorf Film and Music Festival ran from January 23rd to 27th. 536 short films were submitted to the festival, with just 17 selected for the competition – but a selection containing a wide diversity of films, such as Maša Šarović’s 9-5 (Serbia), Nikos Kyritsis’ Highway of a Broken …

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EGYPT / 13th Luxor African Film Festival

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Organized by the Foundation of Young Independent Artists, the Luxor African Film Festival is preparing its 13th edition to be held from February 9th to 15th. Wanting to bring Egypt closer to the whole of Africa, this year’s festival will show 44 films in four competitions: the Feature Film Competition, the Short Film Competition, the …

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NORTH AFRICA / Launching the 2nd cycle of the North African Cultural Programme

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The North Africa Cultural Programme (NACP) has opened an application call for its second cycle (2024-2027). Created by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) and financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the NACP is a three-year programme open to five North African countries: Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Libya. …

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