7 out of 32 Egyptian films screened during the year 2001, were nominated to participate in the 28th Film Society Festival to be opened March 9 and will last a week, according the local press.
The films which will compete in the formal contest are: Ula Thanawi (First Secondary) directed by Mohammed Abu Seif, Asrar al Banat (Girls Secrets) by Magdi Ahmed Ali, al Abwab al Moghlaqa (Closed Doors) by Atef Hatata, Ayyam al Sadat (Sadat Days) by Mohammed Khan, Sukout Hansawar (Quiet, We Will Shoot) by Yousef Shahin, Gawaz Bi Qarar Gomhuri (Marriage by Presidential Decree) by Khaled Yousef and Muwaten Mukhber Wa Harami (Citizen, Detective and Thief) by Daoud Abdel al Sayyed.
The 7 films will compete for 13 awards for best film, actress, actor, scenario, direction, editing, music and etc.
At the closing ceremony, the festival will honor director Hussein Kamal who is the head of the jury, along with Magida and Yousef Shaaban, and will announce the winners.
The event is headed by Mahmoud Abdel Samia, the head of the society, and is managed by the critic Yaaqub Wahbi – Albawaba.com
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