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The 8th Edition of Alexandria Short Film Festival

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Under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, the activities of the eighth edition of Alexandria Short Film Festival are scheduled to take place during the period from 10 to 16 February, 2022 in Alexandria.

Fifty six films will participate in this edition of the festival in its various competitions.

The festival comprises five competitions, namely, the International Documentary Film Competition, with the participation of 10 film premiers, the International Feature Film Competition, with the participation of 16 feature films, the Animation Competition, with the participation of 12 animated films, the Arabic Film Competition, with the participation of 9 film premiers, and the Students Film Competition, with the participation of 9 films. It also includes several workshops and seminars on the film industry.

The management of the Alexandria Short Film Festival consists of Mohamed Mahmoud as the festival president, Mony Mahmoud as the Artistic director, and Mohamed Saadoun as the festival director.

Dr. Inas Abdel-Dayem welcomed, on January 16, the delegation of the Alexandria Short Film Festival. During the meeting, the Minister of Culture praised the role that the festival plays promising to overcome all obstacles to present the eighth edition in an appropriate way.

The meeting was attended by the honorary president of the festival the producer Mohamed El-Adl, the festival president Mohamed Mahmoud, the Artistic director Mony Mahmoud, the festival director Mohamed Saadoun, the general coordinator Mohamed Galal, and the director of the press center Mohamed Nabil.

The eighth edition of Alexandria Short Film Festival is expected to receive a great attention from short film makers around the world, after it had gained a distinguished Arab reputation, and its sessions witnessed many world premieres.
The festival, which is specialized in short films, witnesses annually the attendance of a large audience, representing a platform for various Arab talents to exchange cinematic culture between film lovers and filmmakers.

The Festival Official Poster

The poster depicts that an idea stems from the artist's conscience and fluctuates in the artist's head and which does not calm down until it comes out in the form of a work of art. The sun here represents the inspiration, which comes from nature or from a previous experience of the artist that illuminates an idea inside the artist in the form of a drop, which represents the feeling that accumulates and fills his entire being so he can express it materially so that he brings out all his fantasies, concepts and personal vision to the public.

The style used in the design is a combination of two types of art, the digital contemporary and the modern abstract art.

The poster is designed by Salma Osama, a graduate of Pharos University, Department of Film and Animation Industry, specialized in 2D animation, character design, backgrounds, and animation.

Also, Khushoaa El-Gohari, a graduate of Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Photography, Alexandria University 2018, participated in the design.

Khushoaa designed the compositions of the poster background, which reflect a world in the girl's imagination with lines that express her dreams, feelings, simple fantasies, memories and stories.  When looking at the details of this world, each person would see it with his own feelings as if it were his own world.

Films participating in the festival competitions

The International Feature Competition


The International Documentary Competition

The Animation Competition


The Students Film Competition


The Arabic Competition

The list of films participating in the Arab competition includes 9 films, which will be screened in Africa and internationally for the first time.
These films are: “Korrinty” from Tunis by Aziz Chennaoui, “Salam” from Bahrein by Ahmed Akbar, “The Monster” from Emirates by Abdulrahman Al Madani, “Paradis” from Lebanon by Chris Charles, “Sara” from Syria by Alaa abo Farrag, “Panting” a joint-production between Canada ans Saudi Arabia by Hassan Saied, ‘Their Truth” a joint production between Canada and Syria by Marcelle Aleid, in addition to two films from Egypt “Beware the Monster” by Abdulrahman Hamad and “Estabena” by Mohamed Baatar.

The Festival Agenda

The opening ceremony is held on Thursday, February 10 at Metro Cinema at 6.30 pm.

Film screenings are scheduled to start at 5:30 pm in Renaissance Metro Cinema in Alexandria, during the period from 11-14 February, noting that all films are translated into Arabic.

Seminars are held at the Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), including the seminar held by the Royal Film Commission of Jordan under the title “Institutions that support artists."

Screenings of Children films are scheduled to start at 12:00 pm at Tiatro Alex Theatre (Tiatro Al-Nile), on Wednesday, February 16.

Screenings of the winner films are scheduled to start at 4:00 pm at Tiatro Alex Theatre (Tiatro Al-Nile), on Wednesday, February 16.

The closing ceremony is held at the Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre).

The Festival Presenter

The management of the Alexandria Short Film Festival announced that Logina Salah, a famous blogger, will be the presenter of the opening and the closing ceremony of the festival.

Logina participated in the documentary film screened within the activities of the celebration of the reopening of the Avenue of Sphinxes 

She studied makeup in New York and worked as a make-up artist for over 5 years until she became a content creator and a TV reporter in Abu Dhabi channel.

Over the years she did several career shifts until she opened her own trading company and now she is Blogger, CEO  & Founder @wwwproductionhouse.

Logina is one of the top 60 social media influencers worldwide.

The Jury

The Jury Committee of the International Competition


The Jury Committee of the Arabic and Students Competition


The Jury Committee of the Egyptian Critics


The Honored

The management of the Alexandria Short Film Festival announced that it will award the Hypatia Shield to the great Egyptian musician Khaled Hammad, in honor of his great artistic history.

Khaled Hammad is an Egyptian music composer, who won many local and international awards. He composed the soundtrack for more than 60 dramatic works and was able in an eloquent way to express the underlying drama within the work, making the music a major part of the dramatic work expressing the characters and their motives.

The management of the Alexandria Short Film Festival, also, announced that it will award the Hypatia Shield to the great Tunisian artist Fatima bin Saedan, in honor of her artistic efforts in the field of cinema, theater and television, as she presented 47 films, mostly in Tunisia, as well as some works in France, Morocco, Algeria and Egypt from 1987 to 2022.



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