Audience Prize for the Egyptian film MAWLANA – OUR PREACHER and the South African film KALUSHI awarded best feature film

Audience Prize for the Egyptian film MAWLANA – OUR PREACHER and the South African film KALUSHI awarded best feature film

Audience Prize for the Egyptian film MAWLANA – OUR PREACHER and the South African film KALUSHI awarded best feature film

  • In a glorious night at the Karnack temple, the sixth edition of Luxor African film festival has reached her final day with a big ceremony. The minister of antiquities , the governor of Luxor and the representative of the minister of culture attended the ceremony that started by honoring the Moroccan actor Mohamed Miftah and the Egyptian star Nelly Karim.

    The festival president , scriptwriter Sayed fouad addressed a speech in which he hoped that the next edition will be under the auspices of his excellency the president Abdel Fattah El Sisi himself, so the festival can express how deep and important are the relations between Egypt and all the African countries.

    From her part, the director of the festival, Azza El hosseiny thanked all the ministries, the authorities and the entities who supported the festival during this edition. She also mentioned the people of Luxor whose generosity and cooperation helped the festival to succeed and continues so far.

    After the speeches the juries of the different competition were called to the stage to announce the winner of each competition , and the awards were as follows:

    Long feature competition

    Grand Nile Prize for Best Long Narrative (the Golden Mask of Tutankhamen):

    Kalushi By : Mandlankayise Walter Dube – South Africa

    The Jury Prize (the Silver Mask of Tutankhamen):

    " The Children Of the Mountain " By : Priscilla Anany - Ghana

    Best Artistic Achievement (A Certificate of Appreciation and the Bronze Mask of Tutankhamen:

    Actor / Amr Saad for his role in film " Mawlana – Our Preacher ) by : Magdi Ahmed Ali - Egypt.

    And also Actor / Majd Mastoura For His role in film " Hedi " by Mohamed ben Atteia – Tunisia .

    Long documentaries competition

    Grand Nile Prize for Best Long Documentary (the Golden Mask of Tutankhamen):

    " Footprints of pan-Africanism " , By : Shirikiana Aina – Ethiopia - Ghana

    Jury Prize (the Silver Mask of Tutankhamen) is unanimously awarded to Film

    " Little Eagles " By : Mohamed Rashad - Egypt

    Best Artistic Achievement (A Certificate of Appreciation and the Bronze Mask of Tutankhamen) is awarded to Film Director/ Ashraf Mswaki For his Film " White Potion " – Tanzania .

    Short film Competition

    Grand Nile Prize for Best Short Narrative (the Golden Mask of Tutankhamen):

    “le bleu , blanc, Rouge des mes cheveux” directed by Josza Anjembe – Cameroon

    The jury decided to dedicate the jury prize for short film to

    “We are just fine like this” directed by Mehdi Barsaoui – Tunisia

    The short film jury decided the prize of best artistic achievement for short film to

    “Kandil El Bahr” – directed by Damien Ounouri

    The short film jury decided to grant a special mention for the film

    “The Builder” – directed by Nagy Ismail – Egypt

    Independent Shabab Foundation

    Independent Shabab Foundation granted Radwan El- Kashef Prize for best film reflecting African issues to:

    “The Builder” – directed by Hany Ismail – Egypt

    Freedom Film competition

    El Hosseiny Abou Deif prize for best freedom film to “Mali Blues” – directed by Lutz Gregor – Germany

    The Freedom film jury decided

    A certificate of Merit to film “ Shashamane” – directed by Guilia Amati – Italy

    Audience Prize goes to the Egyptian film “Mawlana – Our Preacher” directed by Magdy Ahmed Aly - Egypt

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