There will be 61 films participating in the seventh edition of AIWFF, which will run from March 5-10.
The seventh edition of the Aswan International Women Film Festival has announced the jury members of its various competitions.
AIWFF aims to recognise female achievement in filmmaking and to teach the craft to youth through workshops and screenings.
The features competition will be headed by acclaimed French director Julie Bertuccelli whose latest documentary Jane Campion, La Femme Cinema was screened at Cannes Film Festival.
Egyptian star Yasmine Raies, American costume designer Dana Schondelmeyer, Russian director Ksenia Okhapkina, and film critic Magda Khairallah will serve as Feature competition jury members.
The Short Film competition jury members include the Lebanese actress Madlaine Tabar, Brazilian director and producer Rodrigo Brum and Egyptian director Kawthar Younis.
Tunisian director Selma Baccar will chair the jury for the European Union Award for Best Euro-Mediterranean Film, and its members include Syrian actress Suzanne Najm El Din, director of Amman Film Festival Nada Doumani, writer Dr Nesma Youssef Idris, and producer Safi El Din Mahmoud.
The Egyptian Film Competition jury is presided over by Ghada Ghabara, president of the Academy of Arts, with Egyptian actress Naglaa Badr and director of the Casablanca Arab Film Festival Fatma El Nawali as other jurors.
Three young critics who are Amal Magdy, Diaa Mostafa and Areej Gamal are participating in the jury of the Egyptian Film Critics Association.
The seventh edition of AIWFF will also honour veteran Egyptian actress Nabila Ebeid, acclaimed TV presenter Dorria Sharaf Eldin, Tunisian filmmaker Selma Baaccar and Dutch director, screenwriter and producer Mijke De Jong.