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EFP and ACC Reveal Three Films Nominated for the Arab Critics' Awards for European Films

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After 42 film critics from 13 Arab countries have viewed 24 films from different European countries on Festival Scope, EFP (European Film Promotion)and the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) revealed the three nominated films for the Arab Critics' Awards for European Films in a video. The Best Film, winner of the Arab Critics' Awards for European Films, will be announced at this year's edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF). The festival will screen two of the three films in its International Panorama section.

 

The Nominated Films for the Arab Critics' Awards for European Films:

 

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles | Director: Salvador Simó | Spain (Annecy - Official Selection, June 2019. The film will screen in the International Panorama sectionof the Cairo International Film Festival).

 

Corpus Christi | Director: Jan Komasa | Poland's Official Submission to the Academy Awards (Venice Days, August 2019)

 

God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya | Director: Teona Strugar Mitevska | North Macedonia (Berlinale, February 2019. The film will screen in the International Panorama sectionof the Cairo International Film Festival).

 

To watch the announcement video: https://youtu.be/xJiCacQ_PCw

 

Sonja Heinen, Managing Director of EFP, said, "We are absolutely impressed by the great number of distinguished Arab film critics who followed the call of the Arab Cinema Center to join the jury. Europe as well as the Arab world are experiencing so many social and cultural changes and the three films selected for the short list reflect in very different ways on them. They are strong cinematic voices addressing universal topics. It is wonderful, that the Cairo International Film Festival will screen two of them. We also hope that this award and the great interest of the Arab film critics will encourage the Arab film industry to distribute more European films."

 

Maher Diab and Alaa Karkouti, founders of the Arab Cinema Center (ACC), comment: "The special thing about the three nominated films is that they come from different cinematic backgrounds. One of the films come from North Macedonia, which is a country that is rarely found at festivals and doesn't often win awards, besides, the two other films come from Poland and Spain, which have totally different cinematic styles. The Arab Critics' Awards for European Films is now one of the windows through which Arab film critics view European cinema."

 

Mohamed Hefzy, President of the Cairo International Film Festival, said, "Hosting the 1st edition of the Arab Critics' Awards for European Films at this year's Cairo International Film Festival is very special. We were very excited when the voting results came out and we found out that we have already selected two of the three nominated films to screen within the programme of the festival's 41st edition. This gives the opportunity to the festival's audience to watch these films, and at the same time, it confirms the festival's unique selections."

 

List of film critics participating in the Arab Critics' Awards for European Films (in alphabetical order):

Abdelkarim Ouakrim (Morocco), Abdelkrim Kadri (Algeria), Abdul Sattar Naji (Kuwait), Ahmed Shawky (Egypt), Ali Wajeeh (Syria), Amal El-Gamal (Egypt), Andrew Mohsen (Egypt), Erfan Rashid (Iraq, Italy), Essam Zakaria (Egypt), Hammadi Gueroum (Morocco), Hassan Haddad (Bahrain), Hauvick Habéchian (Lebanon), Houda Ibrahim (Lebanon), Husam Asi (Palestine, UK), Ibrahim Haj Abdi (Syria), Ikbal Zalila (Tunisia), Kadhum Saloom (Iraq), Kais Kassem (Iraq, Sweden), Khaled Mahmoud (Egypt), Khalid Ali (Sudan/UK), Khalil Demmoun (Morocco), Lamia Guiga (Tunisia), Magda Khirallah (Egypt), Mahdi Abbas (Iraq), Mohamed Atef (Egypt), Mohamed Benaziz (Morocco), Mohammed Chouika (Morocco), Mohammed Rouda (Lebanon, UK), Nabil Hadji (Algeria), Nada Azhari (Syria), Nadim Jarjoura (Lebanon), Nageh Hassan (Jordan), Ola Kamel Al-Sheikh (Palestine, UAE), Ola Shafey (Egypt), Ossama Abdel Fattah (Egypt), Rachid Naim (Morocco), Rasha Hosny (Egypt), Safaa Elaisy (Egypt), Safaa Jibara Al-saleh (Iraq, UK), Tarek Ben Chaabane (Tunisia), Tarek El Shinnawi (Egypt), Ziad Khuzai (Iraq).

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