Leading lady Yusra is putting her acting and directing skills to more good use. The Egyptian starlet has made her way into the judging committee for ‘Tropfest Arabia’, the MENA extension of the world’s largest short film festival. She’ll be working alongside the festival’s found John Polson to select the best films from those nominated to the final round in Abu Dhabi.

Yusra and her committee will shine the stage at a live red carpet event to announce the winning film.

According to Sayidaty.net, Yusra is very honored to join in the festival fun, especially since it plays a significant role in bringing recognition to young film makers who have succeeded in creating great films.

John stated that Yusra's addition to the festival as head of the judging committee was essential due to her experience and expertise in the film industry. He added that Yusra has the ability to make the right selection about which films deserve to be recognized. John stressed that the participation of a very famous actress like Yusra will give participants great incentives, and he looks forward to choosing the nominated films for the final round of the festival.

For details on how to submit a film go to tropfest.com/arabia