There are 61 films participating in the seventh edition of AIWFF, which runs until March 10.
Egyptian film Sara’s Birthday has opened the seventh edition of the Aswan International Women Film Festival.
AIWFF aims to recognise female achievement in filmmaking and to teach the craft to youth through workshops and screenings.
The film was produced by Plan International Egypt and the National Council for Women and directed by Yasser Shafiey.
The 40-min short stars Ramy AlTunbary, Hadeel Hassan, Lobna Wanas, Mohamed Youssef, and Farida Hamdy.
The seventh edition of AIWFF, which runs until March 10, is organised by the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Aswan Governorate, the European Union, and the National Council for Women.
A total of 61 films participated in the festival’s official competition, as well as 10 in the Feature Film Competition, 18 in the Short Film Competition, five in the Egyptian Film Competition, and seven in the Films of Impact competition sponsored by the Ministry of Solidarity. There are 11 AIWFF Workshops Films produced entirely by participants. Twelve children’s films were also selected to screen as part of our Children’s Film Programme.
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.