‘Ravens of the City,’ ‘Life After Siham’ Are Standout Winners At Cairo Film Connection Awards

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‘Ravens of the City,’ ‘Life After Siham’ Standout Winners At Cairo Film Connection Awards

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‘Ravens of the City,’ ‘Life After Siham’ Standout Winners At Cairo Film Connection Awards

The Cairo Film Festival’s Cairo Film Connection co-production platform wrapped Saturday with a glamorous prize ceremony which saw Egyptian first-timer Adhan El-Sherif’s “Ravens of…

co-production platform wrapped Saturday with a glamorous prize ceremony which saw Egyptian first-timer Adhan El-Sherif’s “Ravens of the City” and French-Egyptian filmmaker Namir Abdel Messeeh’s “Life After Siham” stand out, though awards were widely spread.

“Ravens” of the City,” a gritty drama in development about a reckless hustler named Gharib who desperately needs cash to enter a street car race and falls prey to a money lender, scored four awards worth a total of $60,000 in cash. Produced by Sudan’s Mohammed Alomda (“You Will Die at Twenty”), “Ravens” will be getting consulting from U.S. non-profit Film Independent, which collaborates with Cairo.

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Cairo Film Connection co-production platform wrapped Saturday with a glamorous prize ceremony which saw Egyptian first-timer Adhan El-Sherif’s “Ravens of the City” and French-Egyptian filmmaker Namir Abdel Messeeh’s “Life After Siham” stand out, though awards were widely spread.Courtesy of Gemma La Mana/Fox The Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund , which collects and distributes residuals to union musicians who play on films and TV shows, will mark its 50th anniversary in 2022.Updated Nov.See All Courtesy of Torino Film Festival Turkish director Selman Nacar’s “Between Two Dawns,” a taut moral thriller exploring ethical and familial responsibilities over the course of one 24-hour period, took home the top honor at the 39th edition of the Torino Film Festival , which ran from Nov.

“Ravens” of the City,” a gritty drama in development about a reckless hustler named Gharib who desperately needs cash to enter a street car race and falls prey to a money lender, scored four awards worth a total of $60,000 in cash. Produced by Sudan’s Mohammed Alomda (“You Will Die at Twenty”), “Ravens” will be getting consulting from U. Every July 1, the FMSMF sends checks to nearly 17,000 working musicians, retired musicians, and the beneficiaries of musicians who’ve passed away.S. A spokesman for the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said detectives were executing the warrant later Tuesday. non-profit Film Independent, which collaborates with Cairo. (Musicians are not entitled to share in profits from the original box office take. Reflecting director Messeeh’s bi-cultural background, “Life After Siham,” is about a French film director conducting a filmmaking workshop in Egypt which turns into a way for him to confront the trauma of his mother’s death. No doubt glad to return to in-person, restriction free screenings after last year’s online only edition, the jury spread the love around, offering special jury prizes to both Omar El Zohairy’s “Feathers” and Amalia Ulman’s “El Planeta.

“Siham,” which is co-produced by France’s Camille Laemle and Egypt’s Ali El Araby, scored three awards, including a $50,000 minimum guarantee for distribution in the Arab world via Mad Solutions. Producers came up with this concept — a small percentage of the profits from licensing the work — and it has become standard practice in the industry since that time. Other Cairo Film Connection standouts include “Nour” by Egypt’s Sara Shazli (“Back Home”) a coming-of-age drama involving a close friendship between two teenage girls that becomes toxic; and Brooklyn-based Egyptian director Farida Zahran’s Cairo-set comedy “The Leftover Ladies,” about a 63-year-old woman who tries to leave her polygamist husband. At Cairo Film Connection, which is run by Chadi Zeneddine, who is a former Doha Film Institute programmer,  some of the prizes are decided by the sponsors – who provided a total of more than $300,000 in support – while others were decided by a jury made up by Lebanon’s Hania Mroueh, of Metropolis Cinema in Beirut; France’s Alice Karroubi, programming director of the Cannes market; and Egyptian director Sherif El-Bandary. “We are a non-profit payroll house that acts like a multi-employer pension plan,” Hedgpeth explains. Here is the complete list of Cairo Film Connection winners Sponsor Prizes “Ravens of the City” –  Egypt, Sudan – Fiction Film in development OSN – $50,000 Licensing Agreement Director: Adham El Sherif .