The 49th edition of the Film Society Festival for Egyptian Cinema will be held from May 6 to May 13 at the Artistic Creativity Center at the Opera House.
The e awards and honors that are handed out will be held on May 20, the management of the 49th edition of the Film Society Festival for Egyptian Cinema, headed by Director Mahmoud Abdel Samie, announced.
The Film Society Festival for Egyptian Cinema is one of the most important and oldest festivals in the history of Egyptian cinema.
They hand awards in all categories on an ongoing basis, Minister of Culture, Nevin al-Kilany, stressed.
The Film Society Festival for Egyptian Cinema is one of the most important festivals that aims to highlight creative minds in the cinema industry every year.
It does this by focusing on their productions, as it indirectly plays a national cultural role in supporting and building awareness and thought through arts in general, and through the language of cinema, she added.
The language of cinema is the language of image. Visuals and sound that influence people across the whole world.
The festival enjoys a special place among Egyptian festivals being the first real festival to evaluate Egyptian film production by showing films and discussing them through a jury specialized in selection and evaluation.
It is also considered the first annual regular evaluation for feature films, Kilany said.
Abdel Samie, head of the festival, said that this session will be exceptional, as this year marks 50 years since the founding of the festival.
The rules, regulations, and details of which were set in cooperation with the late critic Samir Farid, as well as critic Sami al-Salamouni.
Twenty-six feature films, which were shown in Egyptian theaters are competing in the public referendum of the festival this year, in addition to four films shown on the platforms.
There are also 15 Arab feature films from ten Arab countries are competing for the award for the best Arab film shown in Egyptian theaters for the year 2022.