32 films compete to win AIWFF awards




The administration of Aswan International Women Film Festival announced that 32 films are competing in the long and short film competitions of the third round of the festival due to be held on February 20-26.


The films are made by a number of distinguished filmmakers. Some of this films are world premiere while other had participated in the most important festivals around the world.


The long competition includes Yemeni film 10 Years before the Weeding directed by Amr Gamal, written by Mazen Refat and Amr Gamal, editing by Ayman Ahmed Kasem, produced by Mohsen Khelefi and starred Saly Hamada, Khaled Hamdan and Mohamed Nagi Boraq.


The competition also includes French documentary Angkar directed by Neary Adeline Hay, cinematography by Neary Adeline Hay, editing by Manon Falise, music by Mathias Durand and produced by The Cup of Tea.


Also, Before Father Gets Back is in the long competition. The Georgian-French-German film is directed by Mari Gulbiani, produced by Tekla Machavariani, Aleksandre Shervashidze, editing by Nina Graafland


The competition also included Lebanese long feature Counting Tiles directed by Cynthia Choucair and produced by Mec Film.


Also, Moroccan long feature Empty Frame written, starred and directed by Sana Akroud and produced by La maison du scénario.


Also, French-German documentary film Game Girls directed by Alina Skrzeszewska, edited by Emmanuelle Baude and produced by Films de Force Majeure.


Also, long feature Girls Always Happy directed by Yang Mingming, starred by Nai An, Yang Mingming, Xianmin Zhang and Qinqin Li and produced by Beijing Trend Cultural، Investment Co. Ltd.


Another film is the long feature Greek-Albanian-Cypriot  film Holy Boom directed by Maria Lafi, starred by Luli Bitri, Nena Menti, Anastasia Rafaella Konidi, Spiros Ballesteros, Samuel Akinola and produced by Inkas Film Productions, 90 Productions, Blunatic Pictures.


Also, Georgian-Swedish long feature film Horizon written and directed by Tinatin Kajrishvili, starred by George Bochorishvili, Ia Sukhitashvili, Soso Gogichaishvili, Nana Datuashvili, Jano Izoria, Lika Okroshidze.


Also, long feature film Earth directed by Visakesa Chandrasekaram, starred by Nita Fernando, Nadie Kammallaweera, Jagath Manuwarna and produced by Havelock Arts Studios.


Also, Sunset directed by László Nemes, starred by Susanne Wuest, Vlad Ivanov, Björn Freiberg, Urs Rechn, Levente Molnár, Judit Bárdos and produced by Laokoon Filmgroup.


Also, Danish-Palestinian documentary film What Walaa Wants directed by Christy Garland and produced by Murmur Media (Canada), Final Cut for Real (Denmark(.



20 films compete in short films competition


Spain participates in the short films competition with Hit with H directed by Maria Alvarez, starred by Rosa Herreras, Jaime González, Alicia Fernández, David Ramos and produced by Digital 104.


Also, Emirati film Tawareekh directed by Hagar Abdulbari, producer and director of photography Sara Khalaf and editor Saba Abu Khader.


Also, Egyptian film A Lip written and directed by Amina Okasha, director of photography Mony Mahmoud and produced by Alex Films.


The competition also includes a Danish film The Fisherman directed by Sara Aunbirk and produced by The Open Workshop.


Also, animated Danish film City of Memories directed by Signe Tveitan, edited by Jesse Zhang and produced by The Animation Workshop.


Also, Moroccan film Princess' Life directed by Faical Hlimi, director of photography Belal Bagdadi and produced by LINAM SOLUTION 2018.


Also, French film Do not ask for your way directed by Déborah Hassoun, cinematography by Thomas Rames, starring Sophie de Fürst, Youssef Hajdi, Judith Siboni and produced by Les Films du Cygne.


Also, French film Thermostat 6 directed by Director : Maya Av-Ron, Cominotti Mylène, Coudert Marion, Dano Sixtine produced Gobelins, l’école de l’image.


Also, British film Good Intentions directed by Anna Mantzaris and Produced by Royal College of Art.


Greece participates in the competition with three different short films including The Forest directed by Lia Tsalta, starring Raneli Kaseväli, Elena Topalidou and produced by Blackbird. Also, Vourvourou written and directed by Karina Logothetis, director of photography Simon Sarketzis and produced by Blonde SA. Also, Hector Marlot written and directed by Jacqueline Lentzou, director of photography Konstantinos Koukoulios and produced by Blonde SA.


Lebanon participates in the competition with White Coffee written, directed and produced by Gloria Tauk.


From Egypt, the competition includes Nawal written and directed by Ibrahim Ghareib while a film from Spain called Nine and Ten: Self-Portrait with wound will be screened. The film is written and directed by Marta M. Marta.


Also, The Little Fish and the Crocodile is in the competition. The film is from Greece and Congo and written by Dorothea Nolle and directed by Stefanie Plattner. Also, Bulgarian-German-Belgium film Timmy that is written and directed by Lyubo Yonchev.


Finally, Italian film The Role is in the short competition. It is written by Farnoosh Samadi and Ali Asgari and directed by Farnoosh Samadi.




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