CAIRO - 5 October 2021:El Gouna Film Festival announced some of the brilliant minds in cinema for this year's jury.
The fifth edition of El Gouna Film Festival announced that Egyptian actress Arwa Gouda will be a jury member for El Gouna Green Star Award.
El Gouna Green Star Award recognizes excellence in filmmaking highlighting the most pressing environmental issues of the day.
On the other hand Emmy-nominated actress Menna Shalaby will be the Feature Narrative Competition juror, and acclaimed directors Kamla Abou Zekry and Tamer Ashry will be part of the Short Film Competition jury.
Shalaby made her silver screen debut in 2001 in Radwan Al Kashef’s ‘The Magician’.
She has worked with some of Egypt’s most iconic directors such as Mohamed Khan & Youssef Chahine.
Shalaby was recently nominated for an International Emmy Award for her role in ‘Every Week Has A Friday’.
Competition Jury Ashry's debut feature length film ‘Photocopy’ was screened internationally and won numerous awards including Best Feature Narrative at GFF in 2017.
Celebrated as the female voice of Egyptian TV and cinema, Kamla Abu Zekry made her feature debut with ‘One Year Con’, followed by critically acclaimed films ‘Malek We Ketaba’ and ‘An El Ishk Wel Hawa’. She has tackled the subject of female inequalities and hardships in Egypt with several projects such as ‘Wahed Sefr’ and ‘Segn El Nesa’.
Cinema has always been a means of uniting people and creating a conversation about the most important conflicts facing the world today.
GFF opened its curtains in 2017 with Cinema for Humanity supporting, recognizing and celebrating the influence filmmaking has to positively impact not only the industry, but communities around the world.
The fifth edition of El Gouna Film Festival is set to be the biggest and best edition to date as it will house a unique selection of some the best international and regional feature narratives, short films and feature documentaries of 2021, with two international premieres, eight world premieres, and over 80 screenings from 44 countries.