Egyptian actor Yasmin Raeis was among the performers who flooded the auditorium to perform the festival’s promotional jingle, Thursday evening.
Photo courtesy of GFF
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The Arab world's youngest competitive film festival launched its second edition Thursday evening, with a glittery ceremony at the resort village's Marina Theatre. Raya "Scoop With Raya" Abirached was the emcee of the event, in which El-Gouna Film Festival handed out Career Achievement Awards to renowned Egyptian filmmaker Daoud Abdel Sayed and Dora Bouchoucha, the Tunisian producer who has helped develop dozens of critically acclaimed North African films over the years. The feature film competition jury comprises a variety of personalities and industry figures – Palestinian actor Ali Suliman (absent from the opening ceremony), Egyptian actor Mona Zaki, Moroccan director Ahmed El Maanouni, Carlo Chatrian, the newly appointed director of the Berlin International Film Festival, Croatian producer Cedomir Kolar, Palestinian director Rashid Masharawi, film programmer Ally Derks and Mike Pandey, a three-time "Green Oscar"-winning filmmaker from India.For the second year, the Variety MENA Talent of the Year award will be presented at GFF.
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