Continuing Its Success at World Festivals
A Day for Women Wins the Giuria Spazio Scuole Award at the Festival di Cinema Africano di Verona
Director Kamla Abouzekri's feature film A Day for Women won the Giuria Spazio Scuole award (Best Feature Film in Competition from the Jury of Schools) at the 37th Festival di Cinema Africano di Verona (African Film Festival in Verona) in Italy. This comes after the film at the 11th edition of the Gli Occhi dell'Africa in Pordenone, Italy.
Last month, A Day for Women won four awards out of six film festivals including; the Audience Award at the Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, Best Screenplay Award at the Slemani International Film Festival in Iraq, Best Music and Third Production Award at the Egyptian National Film Festival. The film also has been screened at the Cape Town International Film Festival, Beirut Film Festival and the Arabian Sights Film Festival in Washington.
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 made its world premiere at the 60th BFI London Film Festival, run by the British Film Institute (BFI), within the Debate Strand section. The film also competed in the official competition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), where Nahed El Sebai won the Best Actress Award for her role in the film. The leads Elham Shahin, Nelly Karim and Nahed El Sebai shared the Best Actress Award of the Kazan International Muslim Film Festival held in the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia.
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, 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 handles the film's marketing and promotion in the Arab world.