The festival, which is supported by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, aims to highlight the domestic talent and give due recognition to the filmmakers.
The 46th edition of the Egyptian Film Society Festival for Egyptian Cinema, organised by Cairo Film Society, kicked off in Cairo on January 25 and will go on until February 1.
Eight out of a list of 33 films produced in 2019 will be screened at the Artistic Creativity Center of the Cairo Opera House.
They include The Guest directed by Hadi El-Bagoury, The Secret Men’s Club by Khaled Al-Halfaoui, The Passage by Sharif Arafa, Blue Elephant 2 by Marwan Hamed, The treasure 2 by director Sharif Arafa, Rizk Sons 2 by Tariq Al-Arian, Imagination Of The Dead by director Khaled Mer’ai, and When We Are Born directed by Tamer Ezzat.
A panel comprising members of the Cairo Film Society and other film critics will deliberate to select the winners, with the announcement to be made on February 8, according to a press release from Cairo Film Society.
Winners will be selected based on several criteria, including direction, story, scenario, dialogue, and set design.
Eight filmmakers will compete for the festival’s prizes, delivered through a referendum held by the festival’s administration among the association’s members, critics and specialists.