Sharm Film Festival (SHAFF) is an annual festival organised by the Noon Foundation for Culture and Arts. The last edition screened more than 60 Arab and foreign films.
Sharm al-Sheikh Film Festivals third edition, set to take place from March 2 – 8 2019, will honour the late director Hassan al-Imam. Sharm Film Festival (SHAFF) is an annual festival organised by the Noon Foundation for Culture and Arts.
Imam is best known in Egyptian cinema for directing movies based on Naguib Mahfouzs novels such as Bein al-Kasreen (Between two Castles) in 1962, Kasr al-Shouk (The Castle of Desire) in 1966, al-Sokkarya (Sugar Street) in 1973. Born in 1919, Imam went on to direct around 101 movies throughout his career, as well as write around 38 films.
A report in Egypt Independent quoted the General Director of the Noon Organisation for Arts and Culture Gamal Zeyada as saying that the festival is preparing a book about the late director as well as a seminar discussing his significance to Egyptian cinema. The festival will also be screening a collection of his movies. Zeyada also said that Imam was chosen specifically as the festival will coincide with the directors birthday on March 6.
The last edition of the film festival screened more than 60 Arab and foreign films.