CAIRO – 3 July 2018: Hisham Nazih wins Faten Hamama special award at the Cairo International Film Festival.
The Cairo International Film Festival's high consultative committee announced honoring music composer Hisham Nazih with Faten Hamama special award.
The festival's 40th edition will be held on November20-30, 2018.
Faten Hamama is a huge name in the Egyptian and Arab film industry. She is an Egyptian symbol and legend appreciated by many in the Arab world.
Nazih was awarded the special prize for his intriguing talent and several- decade-long career of composing beautiful music pieces.
Nazih expressed his great happiness for wining such a special award at the Cairo Film Festival which he considers one of the most important festivals in the film industry in Egypt and the Pan-Arab region.
The committee includes a large number of prominent figures in the film industry; such as critics Yusuf Sherif Rizq Allah and Ahmed Shawky, as well as actors Layla Elwi and Nelly Karim.
Nazih was born on October 23, 1972; he started his amazing career with the soundtrack of the film "Hysteria" starring late Ahmed Zaki.
He further composed numerous soundtracks for movies that rocked the entire Arab region, including "El Saher" (The Magician) (movie) starring Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, "Harameya Fe KG 2" (Thiefs in KG 2), "Al Solam Wal Tho3ban" (Ladder & Snake) and many others.
Nazih won several awards at different film festivals for the soundtracks of movies like "Tito", "Sahar el Layaly" (Staying Up All Night) and "El Feel El Azrak" (The Blue Elephant).