Tonight, Alexandria Film Festival will be drawing down the curtains on this year's round with the honoring of several leading Egyptian stars and the distribution of all the festival’s prizes.
The daily Ahram newspaper has reported that five movie stars will be honored at the festival for their artworks, by receiving Alexandria’s Film Festival shield. The stars are Amina Rizeq, who will receive the shield from Samiha Ayyoub; Naglaa Fathi, receiving it from Mohammed Henaidi; Shweekar, receiving it from Hanan Turk; Mohammed Subhi, receiving it from Muna Zaki and Yousef Sherif, receiving the shield from Sanna Mansour.
When “Salam Murabbaa Lil Sayyidat” (Squared Salute for Ladies) movie, directed by Abdel Hadi Taha, has failed to compete at the festival, the doors of the panorama competition prizes, amounting to 100,000 pounds, was left wide open to two films only. The two films are, late Ashraf Fahmi’s “Al E’shq Wa al Damm” (Love and Blood), and Mohammed Abu Saif’s “Khalli al Dimagh Sahi” (Be Vigilant).
The latter is the same film representing Egypt in the international competition, prizes of which will be announced at tonight’s ceremony by Egyptian Panorama jury head, star Naglaa Fathi.
Prominent writer Salah Muntaser, head of international jury, will also announce the names of winners in the international competition. This competition’s prizes will be handed out by Egypt’s Minister of Culture, Farouq Hosni along with Alexandria governor, Abdel Salam al Mahgoub, and Mamdouh al Laithi, head of Cinema Writers and Critics Society and Mustafa Muharram, head of festival.
The ceremony supervised by the Egyptian Opera House, will begin with lute playing by the Iraqi artist Nasir Shammah. - Albawaba.com
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