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EL CAIRO 2019 Premios

La cinta mexicano-estadounidense Ya no estoy aquí consigue la Pirámide de Oro en el 41° Festival del Cairo

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- Ghost Tropic y A Certain Kind of Silence destacaron entre las películas europeas premiadas en el certamen, cuya sección de cortometrajes es desde este año calificadora para los Óscar

La cinta mexicano-estadounidense Ya no estoy aquí consigue la Pirámide de Oro en el 41° Festival del Cairo
Los ganadores del 41° Festival del Cairo

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Before the 41st Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) announced its award winners, the event received a distinction from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences: Oscar-qualifying film-festival status. From now on, any short film that wins Cairo’s Cinema of Tomorrow competition will be eligible for consideration in two Oscar categories: Animated and Live-action Short Film. This year, the opportunity was given to Ambience by Wisam Al Jafari (Palestine), which scooped the Youssef Chahine Award for Best Short Film.

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The International Competition Jury, led by Stephen Gaghan, decided to give the top recognition, the Golden Pyramid Award for Best Film, to I Am No Longer Here by Fernando Frias (Mexico/USA), which revolves around a 17-year-old boy who has to leave his native Mexico and set up a new life in the USA. Juan Daniel Garcia Treviño, who plays the lead in the film, pocketed the Best Actor Award. Ghost Tropic [+lee también:
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by Bas Devos (Belgium) came second by winning the Silver Pyramid – Special Jury Award, while The Fourth Wall by Zhang Chong and Zhang Bo (China) split the Bronze Pyramid Award for Best First or Second Work by a Director with A Certain Kind of Silence [+lee también:
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by Michal Hogenauer (Czech Republic/Netherlands/Latvia). Filipino master Brillante Mendoza, who brought his latest oeuvre, Mindanao, to Cairo, left Egypt with two prizes: the Henry Barakar Award for Best Artistic Contribution and the Best Actress Award (for Judy Ann Santos). Najwa Najjar, who wrote and directed Between Heaven and Earth [+lee también:
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(Palestine/Iceland/Luxembourg), snatched the Naguib Mahfouz Award for Best Screenplay.

The separate jury led by Piers Handling gave its two top prizes in the Horizons of Arab Cinema Competition to Mehdi Barsaoui’s A Son [+lee también:
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(Tunisia/France/Lebanon): the Best Arab Film Award and the Salah Abu Sheif Award – Special Jury Award. Mohanad Hayal, who helmed Haifa Street (Iraq), scooped the Saad Eldin Wahba Award for Best Arabic Film, Awarded to a Director, while his thesp Ali Thamer won the Best Acting Performance Award. Elie Kamal’s Beirut Terminus (Lebanon/UAE) snagged the Best Non-fiction Award.

The 41st CIFF came to a successful close on 29 November after screening 150 films from 63 countries.

Here is the list of the main award winners:

International Competition

Golden Pyramid Award for Best Film
I Am No Longer Here – Fernando Frias (Mexico/USA)

Silver Pyramid – Special Jury Award
Ghost Tropic [+lee también:
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- Bas Devos (Belgium)

Bronze Pyramid Award for Best First or Second Work by a Director (ex-aequo)
The Fourth Wall - Zhang Chong, Zhang Bo (China)
A Certain Kind of Silence [+lee también:
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- Michal Hogenauer (Czech Republic/Netherlands/Latvia)

Naguib Mahfouz Award for Best Screenplay
Najwa Najjar - Between Heaven and Earth [+lee también:
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(Palestine/Ireland/Luxembourg)

Best Actor Award
Juan Daniel Garcia Trevino - I Am No Longer Here

Best Actress Award
Judy Ann Santos - Mindanao (Philippines)

Henry Barakar Award for Best Artistic Contribution
Brillante Mendoza - Mindanao

International Critics’ Week Prize

Shadi Abdel Salam Award for Best Film, Awarded to a Director
Sofia Quiros Ubeda – Land of Ashes [+lee también:
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(Costa Rica/Chile/Argentina/France)

Fathy Farag Award, Special Jury Award
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- Andrei Cohn (Romania)

Arab Competition

Best Arab Film
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- Mehdi Barsaoui (Tunisia/France/Lebanon)

Salah Abu Sheif Award - Special Jury Award
A Son - Mehdi Barsaoui

Saad Eldin Wahba Award for Best Arabic Film, Awarded to a Director
Mohanad Hayal - Haifa Street (Iraq)

Best Non-fiction Award
Beirut Terminus - Elie Kamal (Lebanon/UAE)

Best Acting Performance Award
Ali Thamer - Haifa Street

Cinema of Tomorrow

Youssef Chahine Award for Best Short Film
Ambience - Wisam Al Jafari (Palestine)

Special Jury Award
The Marvellous Misadventures of the Stone Lady - Gabriel Abrantes (France/Portugal)

Special Mentions
Contact - Smair Syriani (Lebanon)
The Trap
- Nada Riyadh (Egypt/Germany)

UNFPA Award
A Son - Mehdi Barsaoui

Audience Award
Let’s Talk - Marianne Khoury (Egypt/France)

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