The festival will honour veteran Egyptian actress Sawsan Badr with the Isis Achievement Award at its opening ceremony.
Aswan International Women Film Festival 2022 will screen 12 feature and 22 short films in their respective competitions, which will take place from February 23 to 28, 2022 in Aswan.
The films to be screened within the International Competition for Feature Films represent 17 countries, which include As in Heaven (Denmark), El Planeta (USA, Spain), Good Mother (France), Secret Name (France), Farha (Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sweden), Quareer (Saudi Arabia), The New Girl (Argentina), Rehana (
Headed by Romanian actress Cristina Flutur, the all-female jury for the International Competition for Feature Films includes Egyptian actress Basma, Nigerian director and producer Rahmatou Keita, German critic and programmer Ingrid Beerbaum and French actress and director Marilyne Canto.
The International Competition for Short Films will screen 24 films from 22 countries. The film includes 1+1 (Egypt), What We Don’t Know About Mariam (Egypt), Microbus (
The jury of this section will be Saudi writer, director and critic Hana Abdullah, German curator and culture events manager Karin Schyle alongside Egyptian actress Shery Adel.
This year, the film festival has decided to grant the Isis Achievement Award to veteran Egyptian actress Sawsan Badr in recognition of her long artistic career and her contribution to the Egyptian and Arab cinema screen.