CAIRO - 18 June 2021: Aswan International Women Film Festival announced that its Jury for the Short Film International Competition will house Egyptian star Hana Shiha, Greek Director Ioana Kriona and Syrian-Dutch Artistic Director of the Arab Film Festival in Rotterdam Rosh Abdelfatah.
The festival management decided to honor the iconic French actress Macha Méril at its opening ceremony that will take place on June 24-29 in Aswan, Egypt.
Born in Rabat, Morocco to a father from the Russian princely house Gagarin and mother from a noble Ukranian family, her career in cinema has included 125 films between 1959 and 2012.
Actress and director, she is best known for her roles in Dario Argento's Deep Red (1975), Luis Buñuel’s Belle de Jour (1967) and Agnès Varda’s Vagabond (1985).
The fifth edition of AIWFF5 is sponsored by"Ghalya" initiative by ALEXBANK which is the festival Strategic Handicrafts Partner.
“Ghalya” by ALEXBANK is a platform for multiple initiatives that aim to empower women in the fields of Education, Employment, Economic Empowerment, and Health and Wellbeing.
Launched in the first Women Economic Forum Egypt in March 2020, “Ghalya” is set to put ALEXBANK’s female employees as well as women across Egypt at the center of its sustainable growth and value creation cycle.
“Ghalya” by ALEXBANK is also the strategic partner to Egypt’s National Council for Women's nation-wide initiative ‘Taa Marbouta’ empowering Egyptian women in the local workforce.