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Encouraging Climate Action for Our Future

Sat, 19 Nov 2022 - 08:43 GMT

Pam Allio, the communications Chair for the Bay Area Chapter at Climate Reality Project said to Egypt Today that the Bay Area chapter is very important location for Climate Reality Project .

Our Earth is our first stakeholder: An Interview with Reshma Singh

Fri, 18 Nov 2022 - 04:56 GMT

Egypt Today was honored to interview the inspiring woman who spoke about many important issues regarding climate action.

Cairo International Film Festival kicks off with a glamourous ceremony

Wed, 16 Nov 2022 - 08:44 GMT

he 44th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) kicked off on November 13. A total of 54 countries are represented by their films in the festival. Around 100 films will be screened including 79 features, 18 shorts, and 10 classics. 30 films will see their world and international premieres at the festival, while 57 will have their regional premieres for the Middle East and North Africa. The opening ceremony started with a glamourous dancing show on a medley of Samir Sabry’s songs to commemorate the late veteran actor who passed away last May. Egyptian superstar and CIFF Hussein Fahmy said that Sabry was a very dear friend. ‘’ He used to call me Brad Bitt and I used to call him Kevin Costner” Fahmy said. Fahmy added that Sabry and was an example that Egyptian cinema has a rich history of comedy, musicals, action, and thrillers. Fahmy said that he is honoured to head the CIFF team in this edition, and thanked the festival partners as well as Minister of Culture Neveen Elkilany who presented support for the festival. Fahmy expressed his love of Egypt’s classic black and white films and announced that part of the festival’s role is to preserve Egyptian classics which are Egypt’s treasures. ‘’ CIFF restored two films from the classics of Egyptian cinema who are ‘’Yawmeyat Na’eb Fe El Aryaf’’ and ‘’ Ogneya Ala El Mamar’’. The festival coincides with the United Nations’ global climate summit COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh. “CIFF will start to be eco-friendly festival to raise awareness regarding climate change, we have already started reducing paper publications, plastic products, and using electric cars’’ Fahmy added. The 44th edition also paid tribute to actress Maha Abu Ouf, director Ali Abdel Khaleq, and actor Hesham Selim, all of whom passed away this year. Egyptian superstar Nelly Karim took the stage to give Faten Hamama Award of Excellence to her lifetime friend and favourite director Kamla Abouzekri. ‘’ She discovered new areas in my acting performance, her extraordinary talent and great work enabled her to make landmarks in the television drama and film industries. She has won the hearts of audiences across the region’’ Karim said describing Abouzekri. Karim expressed her pride to speak at the podium of the Cairo Opera House, saying that she is lcky because she is giving an award which is close to her heart because it bears the name of the one and only Faten Hamama Award and will be given to a director who is close to her. “She was able to involve us in the stories she directed in a complete and honest way,” Karim said referring to Abouzekri. The director revealed that she was thrilled to be receiving an award carrying the name of the “Lady of the Egyptian and Arab cinemas.” “I am grateful to all the artists whom I met during my journey since I was 16 years old, to the artists who believed in me and those who didn’t and those who I learned from.” She also thanked the talented directors which have supported her, such as the late actor Ahmed Zaki, and directors Mohamed Khan, Atef El-Tayeb, and Nader Galal. legendary Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr described CIFF as “universal language of cinema’’ after receiving the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award this year. “If we think of the 100 most important films in the history of world cinema, they will include Tarr’s work’’ Festival Director Amir Ramses said. The renowned Hungarian filmmaker used to tackle humanitarian issues in his films using a one of a kind cinematic theory. Béla Tarr said in his speech that he is proud of his presence at CIFF noting that he knows that everyone understands him through cinema, even if many people around the world do not necessarily understand the Hungarian language. He noted that cinema is the language of feelings that everyone communicates with despite different religions and cultures, emphasising: “We are all human.” The festival also renownegranted lifetime acheivment award to Egyptian actress Lebleba. ‘’ Lebleba debuted her acting career at the age of 7” CIFF head Hussein Fahmy said. . Lebleba told the audience that the 13th of November is a special date for her as it is her birthday as well as the date that she was honoured by CIFF. “When my mom started giving birth to me, she was in the cinema house, and I was almost delivered in the cinema” Lebleba said on CIFF stage. The opening ceremony came to an end with the screening of this year’s opening film ‘’The Fabelmans’’ by Steven Spielberg.

Sophia Nelson: 'If youth can mobilize, that is how change is going to come'

Wed, 16 Nov 2022 - 04:55 GMT

With a major in film, media and a passion for environmental science, Sophia Nelson is interested in corporate social responsibility campaigns and how businesses can engage in sustainable and ethical practices.

U.S. Embassy in Cairo supports the 44th of Cairo International Film Festival

Mon, 14 Nov 2022 - 09:45 GMT

U.S. Embassy in Cairo supports the 44th of Cairo International Film Festival

The role of Filmmaking in climate change

Sat, 12 Nov 2022 - 11:21 GMT

Currently, Engel is an associate professor at American University’s School of Communication, associate director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking, and filmmaker-in-residence with the Investigative Reporting Workshop.

Dream In Green: Empowering youth in climate change

Tue, 08 Nov 2022 - 10:57 GMT

Dream In Green: Empowering youth in climate change

Ben Sackler: ‘My message to the international community is listen to those who are most effected by climate change’

Mon, 07 Nov 2022 - 08:47 GMT

Ben Sackler: ‘My message to the international community is listen to those who are most effected by climate change’

Extinction Rebellion: Youth perspective about climate change to protect the future

Sun, 06 Nov 2022 - 02:50 GMT

Extinction Rebellion Youth is the autonomous youth wing of the global environmental movement Extinction a Rebellion (XR), made up of activists under the age of 30.

SITFY announces the members of the watching committe in its 7th edition

Sat, 15 Oct 2022 - 07:57 GMT

SITFY announces the members of the watching committe in its 7th edition

Japanese director Naomi Kawase to preside over international competition jury at Cairo International Film Festival

Fri, 14 Oct 2022 - 12:14 GMT

Japanese director Naomi Kawase to preside over international competition jury at Cairo International Film Festival

Cairo Film Connection reveals selected film projects at Cairo International Film Festival

Mon, 10 Oct 2022 - 12:37 GMT

Cairo Film Connection reveals selected film projects at Cairo International Film Festival

The leading digital platform WATCH IT announces launching ‘Om El Donya’ documentary series to narrate 'Mahrousa' history throughout the Egyptian civilizations

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 - 11:19 GMT

The leading digital platform WATCH IT announces launching ‘Om El Donya’ documentary series to narrate 'Mahrousa' history throughout the Egyptian civilizations.

Egypt’s rising star Fady Ibrahim stars in Sky Studios latest productions ‘Gangs of London 2’

Sun, 25 Sep 2022 - 11:43 GMT

Egypt’s rising star Fady Ibrahim stars in Sky Studios latest productions ‘Gangs of London 2’

Director of NMEC, Ambassador of Spain inaugurate ‘Inspection Trips to Archaeological Sites in Upper Egypt & the Edward Toda Archive’ exhibition

Thu, 15 Sep 2022 - 09:49 GMT

Director of NMEC, Ambassador of Spain inaugurate ‘Inspection Trips to Archaeological Sites in Upper Egypt & the Edward Toda Archive’ exhibition

Grand Egyptian Museum wins the Green Building award from Environment & Development Forum

Wed, 14 Sep 2022 - 03:38 GMT

Grand Egyptian Museum wins the Green Building award from Environment & Development Forum

The complete list of Emmy Awards winners 2022

Tue, 13 Sep 2022 - 09:04 GMT

The complete list of Emmy Awards winners 2022

Rami Malek upcoming movie ‘Amsterdam’ to be released in October 7

Tue, 13 Sep 2022 - 08:23 GMT

Rami Malek upcoming movie ‘Amsterdam’ to be released in October 7

Egypt’s D-CAF Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with over 20 performances & exhibitions

Tue, 13 Sep 2022 - 07:41 GMT

Egypt’s D-CAF Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with over 20 performances and exhibitions.

The 1952 Revolution through Egyptian Cinema

Mon, 12 Sep 2022 - 09:05 GMT

As we commemorate the anniversary of the July 23 Revolution this issue, we cannot forget the works of Egyptian filmmakers chronicling the revolution that changed the course of both Egyptian and international history at that time.

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