Aswan (Egypt) - Women's issues is the focus of a new film festival 'Women's Film Festival' in Aswan (southern
Egypt) starting on February 20, which this year has gender violence as
32 films and related events on theme of gender violence are scheduled for this year's round.
The festival is organized by a non-profit organization operating under Egyptian law, yet is sponsored directly by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, and approved unanimously by the Supreme Committee of the festivals. The festival operates on cooperation and partnership with the National Council for Women and the province of Aswan protocol
The International Women's Film Festival will present 32 films from
Egypt, Italy, Greece, Spain, Croatia, Morocco, Tunisia, France, Algeria,
Iraq, Germany, Russia, China, Romania and Azerbaijan.
event, organised by independent artists with support from the Egyptian
culture ministry and Aswan governorate, takes an all-round approach to
women's issues through an associated programme of meetings, conferences
and workshops. There will be two competition sections, one for
feature-length films by women directors or about women that were
released last year, and the other for short films exploring issues
related to the Arab world and that have not yet been released. The
festival will open with the screening of the first film made by a female
Egyptian director, dating to 1938.
The festival’s organising committee is headed by Elham Shahin
and includes scriptwriter Mohamed Abdel Khalek, Journalist Hassan Abo
El-Ela, director Mohamed Hassouna, journalist Amira Atef, and
broadcaster Marwa Said.