The Egyptian journalist and festival head, Gamal Zayda, announced that the poster was designed by the great artist Essam el Mallah. The festival management aims through this poster to highlight all the characteristics of Sharm El Sheikh, this unique city that is open to the whole world politically, economically and culturally, according to Zyada.
The poster design reflects the objectives of the festival, which seeks to establish a successful cultural event in a dazzling coastal city like Sharm El Sheikh that shares the same features with Venice and Cannes that host two of the most prestigious festivals in the world; Venice and Cannes film festivals.
The Egyptian super star laila Elwy was chosen by the festival management to be this edition’s honorary president. This edition will also witness the participation of the films of the students of the high institute of cinema.
The Awards of the Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival are divided into two sections:
Awards for Arab and European feature films:
1-The GOLD DJED Pillar will be awarded to the director of the best film.
2-The SILVER DJED Pillar, the jury’s special award, will be awarded to the director.
3- The BRONZE DJED Pillar will be awarded to the director of the best 1st film.
Awards for Arab and European short films:
1- The GOLD DJED Pillar will be awarded to the director of the best film.
2- The SILVER DJED Pillar, the jury’s special award, will be awarded to the director.
The Djed pillar is an ancient Egyptian symbol for stability in the form of God Osiris’s backbone.
Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival is an annual event organized by Noon Foundation for Culture and Arts with the contribution of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture as well as public and private organizations in Egypt and Europe.
The festival aims to raise cinematic awareness and promote distinguished audio and visual works through the screening of nearly 60 international and Arab films, allowing filmmakers in the Arab world and Europe to establish a mutual dialogue, exchange experiences and open new markets for Arab, European and American films.
Noon Foundation aims to open channels of exchange in all cultural and artistic fields between Egypt and the world, and disseminate better knowledge of the other through the organization of cultural and cinematic events in Egypt and in different countries of the world.