Egyptian short film “Tuk-Tuk” will be screened in several international film festivals after its world premiere at the 43rd Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.
Pan African Film Festival PAFF 2021
The movie participated in the official competition of the Pan African Film Festival PAFF 2021, an official qualifying film festival for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Vienna International Film Awards, Austria
Actress Elham Wagdi, star of the film, won the Best Actress Award at the Vienna International Film Awards.
Cleveland International Film Festival, USA
“Tuk-Tuk” will be participating in Cleveland International Film Festival as well, the largest film festival in Ohio. It is also one of the festivals eligible for Oscar nominations, held from April 7 to 20, 2021.
Festival international de cinéma Vues d’Afrique, Montreal, Canada
The short movie will be screening in the festival’s 37th edition, which is scheduled to take place from 9 to April 18.
Malmo Arab Film Festival, Sweden
And last but not least, the Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden, to be held from 6 to April 11, 2021.
The film is based on a true story and revolves around Walaa, who tries to provide an income for her family after her husband immigrated illegally.
Circumstances force her to work as a tuk-tuk driver, fall into many problems, and face society’s negative aspects, including violence, harassment, and male domination of the tuk-tuk market.
The movie “Tuk-Tuk” is produced by Rami Yaqoub, Sherine Alaa, and Muhammad Khader and co-written by Sherif Abdel Hadi.
The movie stars Elham Wagdi, Ashraf Mahdi, Muhammad Khamis, Nada Akram, Omar Rashid, Mary Gerges.
The artistic producer is Yahya Al-Gharib, soundtrack by Saif El-Din Hilal.
Tuk-tuk is directed, filmed, and edited by Mohamed Khidr.
Muhammad Khidr studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy and set up a production company specializing in producing independent films, with Tok Tok being his first directing experience.