Omar Al-Zohairy, director of Feathers, was announced winner of Variety’s MENA Talent of the Year Award 2021 during the 5th edition of El Gouna Film Festival (GFF).
The news was revealed in a ceremony attended by several guests including; public figures, industry professionals, media representatives and celebrities.
In this context Intishal Al Timimi, Festival Director of El Gouna Film Festival said: “We are proud to
have this partnership again with variety magazine as every year we choose the best talents to win the awards. and this year it goes to the Egyptian filmmaker Omar Al-Zohairy, director of Feathers”.
Despite all the challenges faced by this crew they won several international awards, including two awards at the Cannes Film Festival. Also, the film had its Arab premiere at GFF a few days ago.
“I’m so grateful for this moment to see all of these people coming from different places and Countries. Thank you Variety magazine for this award that I’m so grateful for and I’m so proud to be a part of this huge event by receiving the best talent
of the year that supports the new generations,” says Al-Zohairy.