‘Shokah we Sekina’ Wins First Prize at Tayarah Short Film Workshop in GFF

‘Shokah we Sekina’ Wins First Prize at Tayarah Short Film Workshop in GFF

Tayarah’s short film workshop was held as part of El Gouna Film Festival’s CineGouna platform with the aim to support aspiring filmmakers. Earlier today, Tayarah’s jury panel announced the names of its winners.     The first place prize went to Shokah we Sekina’s (Knife and Fork) script by Adam Abdelghafar — it should be noted that […]

Forest Whitaker Is Going to Attend El Gouna Film Festival

Forest Whitaker Is Going to Attend El Gouna Film Festival

Oscar-winning actor/director Forest Whitaker is going to be feted at El Gouna Film Festival with a lifetime achievement award. Whitaker, who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator, Idi Amin, in “The Last King of Scotland,” was praised by the El Gouna’s artistic director, Intishal Al Timimi, for playing roles with “significant social and human dimensions.” […]

Here Is a List of Classical Movies That You Didn’t Know Were Novels

Here Is a List of Classical Movies That You Didn’t Know Were Novels

By: Abd El-Rahman Omar

Let us all agree that there is a genuine and natural difference between the literary text and the cinematic text. Indeed, the viewer who is searching for the complex details of the novel within the film, may or may not find them.     Given that the relationship between literature and cinema is eternal, it […]

Meet the Aspiring Egyptian Actor Making It in LA

Meet the Aspiring Egyptian Actor Making It in LA

Successful Arabs living abroad have stories that moved and motivated me. Indeed, it is truly refreshing to see that Arabs have recently been associated with positive international news headlines. This article aims shall highlight another successful Arab abroad, one who is accomplishing his goals and living his dreams within the City of Angels.     […]

Egyptians Teens Fangirling over Harry Styles in ‘Dunkirk’ at a Movie Theater Will Scare You

Egyptians Teens Fangirling over Harry Styles in ‘Dunkirk’ at a Movie Theater Will Scare You

Dunkirk is hands down the most talked about blockbuster of this summer. Everyone has been waiting impatiently for the movie ever since the reveal of the first trailer. This is, obviously, not surprising due to the fact that it’s a Christopher Nolan movie; a film director who is worshiped by cinephiles from all around the […]

How ‘Al Asleyeen’ Is Breaking Narrative Cinematic Conventions?

How ‘Al Asleyeen’ Is Breaking Narrative Cinematic Conventions?

The movie – Al Asleyeen – reflects a deviation from the general norm of mainstream Egyptian cinema, especially during Eid Season. I say this because this film is saturated with aspects of incredible depth and craftsmanship, on both a thematic and a technical level.   For starters this movie is a true visual experience. If […]

11 Things to Do If You’re Stuck in Cairo During Eid

11 Things to Do If You’re Stuck in Cairo During Eid

by Farah Andil

When you say the word ‘Eid’, the first things that pop into people’s minds – after Kahk of course – are the beach, parties and basically everything that we weren’t allowed to do during Ramadan. For people who prefer (or are forced) to stay in Cairo during Eid, you too can enjoy your long awaited […]

Is the Egyptian Film Industry Finally Getting a Revival This Eid?

Is the Egyptian Film Industry Finally Getting a Revival This Eid?

No one could deny that the Egyptian cinema industry faced a stagnating halt in the 2010s, especially post the 2011 revolution. Whether this happened due to an overall shift in popular taste (demand), or due to financial shortages on the producers’ end (supply), or even a mixture of these two factors, one thing is clear: […]

16 Arabs Who Made Us Proud in Cannes Film Festival 2017

16 Arabs Who Made Us Proud in Cannes Film Festival 2017

This year’s Cannes Film Festival is coming to an end and the Palme d’Or went to ‘The Square’. We decided take a moment to give our own set of Palmes d’Or prizes to some of the amazing people from our region that made us proud all throughout the 70th Cannes Film Festival.     Mohamed Diab     […]

Cinema for Humanity: The First Edition of El Gouna Film Festival

Cinema for Humanity: The First Edition of El Gouna Film Festival

  El Gouna is set to host the first edition of El Gouna Film Festival under the slogan “Cinema for Humanity.” The festival will start on the 22nd of September and will run till till the 29th.   El Gouna Film Festival aims to celebrate and foster cross-cultural exchanges across Egypt, the Middle East, and the rest […]

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