05 December 2021 01:49 PM

22nd Ismailia Int’l Film Festival displays 9 Russian films

Friday، 25 June 2021 - 07:03 PM

The 22nd Ismailia Int’l Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts displayed nine Russian films as Russia was chosen as the guest of honor of this year.

National Cinema Centre head Mohamed El-Basosy welcomed the Russian delegation to the festival.

Dozens of filmmakers, critics, and officials along with Ismailiya Governor Sherif Beshara took part in the prestigious event organized by the Culture Ministry’s National Cinema Centre since 1991.

The festival activities included a seminar on Russian animation film "The Scaring" that tells the story of a huge buffalo being a friend to small boy.

The jury for documentary films included multiple prominent film makers, including DejanPetrović, Hala Khalil, Nogoum Al-Ganem, and Rodrigo Brum; while the jury for fiction films consisted of Abdel-Ilah El-Gohary, Bunjamin Kurtishi, Elena Korzhaeva, Tamer Habib, and Tomás Welssis.

The Best Short Documentary award went to Hungary's 'Nanu Tudor' (‘My Uncle Tudor’) by Olga Lucovnicova.. Sudanese 'Al-Sit' by Suzannah Mirghani has also won Best Short Documentary, while Belgian ‘Carrousel’ by Jasmine Elsen was named the Best Animation film.

The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) award went to Azerbaijan's ‘When Persimmons Grew' by director Hilal Baydarov.


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