Cairo – Tomorrow – The opening ceremony of the 43rd session of the Cairo Film Festival, held at the Egyptian Opera House, was attended by art stars and filmmakers from Egypt, the Arab world and the world, as well as numerous journalists and the media. Professionals and key figures.
The festival began with the appearance of artist Khalid El-Chawi, who presented the comedy section with the participation of artist Ali Rabi, about the role of cinema in supporting a culture of diversity, followed by the appearance of the media Mona Abdel Wahab. Provide the rest of the concert.
This was followed by a speech by festival-leading producer and screenwriter Mohamed Hefzi, who confirmed that the support and encouragement he received during his years as festival chairman was a great motivation for him to cultivate the cycle after the cycle.
He said that art festivals, art stars and writers are the soft forces of Egypt, before a video clip was shown showing pictures of the most important stars who left our world in the past, including Zuhair al-Babli and Esad al-Alaili. Yusuf Shaban, Samir Khanem, Talal Abdel Dear et al.
On the other hand, the publications of the films participating in the international competition were reviewed and the names of the judges of the same competition were announced, and the name of the chairman of the panel was announced by the Serbian director Emir Kotsurika.
This was followed by the best musician Honey Shenouda singing “Cinema Al-Hayat”, sung by artist Hind Abdel Halim.
Then artist Mona Zaki appeared, to present to artist Kareem Abdel Aziz, who received the Faden Hamama Award for Outstanding Achievement, which was presented to artist Kareem Abdel Aziz in recognition of his career.
Kareem thanked his father, Best Director Mohamed Abdel Aziz, his mother and his wife, and expressed his delight at the Cairo Festival and the Faten Hamama Award, which was presented to him by his wife, Mona. Jackie.
As for the Golden Pyramid Award for Lifetime Achievement won by the best artist Nellie, it was given by the best artist Samir Sabri, who restored many memories that Nellie had collected in her life.
The ceremony concluded with a song by Etisalat sung by Hamid Al Sheri.
The 43rd Cairo International Film Festival, which begins today, will run until December 5.
The Cairo International Film Festival is one of the oldest and most regular festivals in the Arab world and Africa, and is the only festival in the Arab and African region to be listed in Division A of the International Producers Federation (FIAPF) in Paris. .
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