MEDFEST-Egypt Holds Six Movie Nights During Its Tour in Egyptian Governorates

MEDFEST-Egypt Holds Six Movie Nights During Its Tour in Egyptian Governorates

MEDFEST-Egypt and its founders Mina El Naggar and Khalid Ali announced the start of its tours in six governorates during the coming period. MEDFEST-Egypt will hold six movie nights in Sohag, Minya, Beni Suef, Daqahlia, Port Said, and Behira. These activities will begin on February 25 in Sohag, February 27 in Minya, and February 28 in Beni Suef, and the activities continue until May.

The events include screenings of short films, followed by panel discussion with the audience attended by producer Marianne Khoury, director Maryam Abu Auf, star Sarah Abdel Rahman, screenwriter Hani Sarhan, Dr. Olfat Allam, Dr. Maryam Ismail, and Dr. Ahmed Sawahel. The panel discussions will be moderated by Dr. Ahmed Nabil, a filmmaker and director of film programming at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

This comes after the successful Cultural Leaders Bootcamp project that MEDFEST-Egypt has organized in collaboration with the British Embassy in Cairo as part of Laha Wa Ma’aha (For Her and With Her) project.

The program was attended by 29 students from 6 governorates and it aims to train the participants to become active cultural leaders in their communities, explore different angles of culture- film and art appreciation along with planning a social impact value, organize events and monitor/evaluate.

MEDFEST-Egypt is a touring international short film forum that explores the human condition, from a well-being and health perspective It is the first of its kind in the MENA region. Founded in 2017 by Dr. Mina El Naggar and Dr. Khalid Ali, MEDFEST-Egypt is bridging the gap between films, medicine and Art.

Bringing the artistic and the educational experience of MEDFEST-Egypt far beyond film screenings, the festival puts together ideas and insights from different groups of healthcare professionals, filmmakers and the general public, in workshops directed towards healthcare awareness and filmmaking. The objective of the parallel program is to add more space for interaction and reflections based on the topics tackled in the film selection.

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