Best Actor, Actress, D├ęcor, and a Certificate of Appreciation
A Day for Women Wins Four Awards at the Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival
Kamla Abouzekri's film A Day for Women has won four awards at the 65th Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival, including the Best Actress Award for the lead actress and producer of the film Elham Shahin, shared with Menna Shalaby for her role in Nawara. Distinguished actor Mahmoud Hemida won the Best Actor Award for his role in the film, while Hamdi Abdel Rahman won an award for Best D├ęcor and renowned actress Ragaa Hussein received a Certificate of Appreciation.
A Day for Women takes place in a shabby neighborhood in Egypt where a youth center decides to allocate one day on the swimming pool for women only. The film follows the consequences of this decision on the social, psychological and emotional life of the women living in that neighborhood.
A Day for Women had its world premiere at the 60th BFI London Film Festival, run by the British Film Institute (BFI), within the Debate Strand section. Recently, the film competed in the Official
Competition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), where its star Nahed El Sebai won the Best Actress Award for her role in the film. A Day for Women made its GCC premiere at the 13th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) in its Arabian Nights programme.
A Day for Women brings together a cast and crew of outstanding women, as it is produced by Elham Shahin, who also stars in the film, through her company Shahin Film, who also stars in the film,
directed by Kamla Abouzekri, written by Hanaa Atiyah, DOP Nancy Abdel Fattah, and Costume Designer Inas Shahin. The film stars Nelly Karim, Nahed El Sebai, Hala Sedqi, Ragaa Hussein, Shaimaa Seif, along with Mahmoud Hemida, Farouk Al Fishawy, Ahmad Al Fishawy, Eyad Nassar, and Ahmed Dawood. MAD Solutions is handling the film's marketing and promotion in the Arab world.
The film marks Elham Shahin's third experience as a producer after Hazz West El Balad (2015) by director Salah Abu Seif and Fawzeya's Secret Recipe (2005) by director Magdy Ahmed Aly. With a repertoire of more than 120 various works, including films, plays and TV dramas, actress Elham Shahin has won many awards from international film festivals including; Best Actress Award at the
Abu Dhabi Film Festival (Fawzeya's Secret Recipe) and the Horus Award at the Cairo National Festival for Egyptian Cinema (The Desire).
Director Kamla Abouzekri's filmography includes; One-Zero (2009), which competed at many international film festivals such as the Venice Film Festival and received more than 45 awards, Heads
and Tails (2006), and An Al Eshq Wal Hawa (2006). As for TV dramas, Abouzekri directed Bent Esmaha Zaat (A Girl Called Zaat) (2013), and Segn El Nesaa (Women's Prison) (2014) that achieved the top
most-watched TV dramas during Ramadan season.