The 6th Sudan Independent Film Festival, which runs between 21 and 27 January in Khartoum, screens over 80 films from the Arab world and international cinematic scene.
Fourteen films from Egypt are featured in the official selection’s numerous categories.
In Feature Narrative Films category, three films from Egypt are screened: Yomeddine by Abu Bakr Shawky, Poisonous Roses by Ahmed Fawzy and EXT Night by Ahmed Abdulla.
The Feature Documentary Films category features: Dream Away by Marouan Omara and What Comes Around by Reem Saleh.
Egyptian shorts included in the Short Narrative Films are: Eyebrows by Tamer Ashry, FIFTEEN by Sameh Alaa, The Incident by Meedo Taha, Extra Safe by Nourane Sherif, My Father Couldn’t Save the Kite by Khaled Medhat Moeit, Monsters of the Web by Ramy Elgabry, Once Upon A Time In the Cafe by Noha Adel, and Fake The Trap by Nada Riyad.
In Short Documentary Films, The Sea by Nahed Nasr is screened.
The festival includes two categories dedicated to Sudanese cinema: feature and short films. The festival’s website revealed that in its sixth edition, the event “celebrates a new Sudan and the return of a new dawn of Sudanese cinema.”
“The message behind SIFF 2020 is to celebrate the new footprint of the Sudanese cinema movement which has taken off, all thanks to every person who added a detail or an idea in any form of the arts, alongside those who helped us discover ourselves, one way or the other, as a nation and as individuals and those who contributed to us realising our collective and personal identity.”
The festival screens films at many cultural centres in the Sudanese capital: Goethe Institute, the French Institute, the British Council, Sudan Film Factory, Comboni College, Global Conference Centre, and others.