10 Egyptian short films to screen at Cannes Film Festival 2015

Published May 10th, 2015 - 08:15 GMT

Ten Egyptian shorts will be screened at the Shorts Corner, a meeting place for the filmmakers at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival, which is scheduled to take place between 13 and 24 May.

This year, dozens of countries have submitted their shorts and 2,394 will be screened across at the several locations that make up Shorts Corner.

Egypt is represented by ten entries, mostly drama or documentaries. The selection includes also one animated movie (Tarot), part of the 48hrs Project and one world premiere (El-Kalema El-Akhera)

The Egyptian entries to Shorts Corner are:

- Closed Doors by Amr Fouad, 13 mins (February 2015)
- Al-Awda by Nevine Shalaby 11 mins (June 2014)
- Pyramids Hostel by Thierry Lledo, 19 mins (Egypt, France, April 2015)
- Tarot by Ahmed Roshdy, 7 mins (June 2014)
- El-Kalema El-Akhera by Waleed Al-Arrab, 15 mins (October 2014)
- El-Darwish by Khaled Mansour, 15 mins (March 2015)
- El-Fatenah by Maggie Anwer, 15 mins (February 2015)
- Helwan...I by Mohamed Adel El-Safty, 15 mins (Egypt, France, March 2014)
- Tahra's Life by Moahand Diab, 9 mins (January 2015)
- Sukkar Abyad by Ahmed Khaled, 13 mins (November 2014)

All shorts from Egypt will be screened outside the competition.

The 2015 Short Films Competition comprises nine films (seven works of fiction and two animations), mainly from Europe and the Middle East. From the Arab world, Basil Khalil's Ave Maria (Palestine, France, Germany) and Ely Dagher's Waves '98 will compete for the Palm d"Or for Shorts.

The Shorts' jury -- headed by Abderrahmane Sissako from Mauritania -- includes international filmmakers Joana Hadjithomas (Lebanon), director Rebecca Zlotowski (France), actress Cécile de France (Belgium) and actor Daniel Olbrychski (Poland).

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