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The ten successful film-makers start mentoring programme

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Successful candidates in the Embassy film competition start their mentoring program, working with Egyptian Director Mohamed Khan in Dahshur

Ten young film makers progressed to the second stage of the ‘Women in the New Egypt’ film competition, organised by the British Embassy in Cairo, Misr International Films (Youssef Chahine) and the British Council. The film makers began the process of realizing their five-minute creative films to showcase issues facing women in Egypt after the 2011 revolution at a three-day workshop in Dahshur. The time was spent focusing on production skills and mentoring by famous Egyptian Director Mohamed Khan, teaching the film makers how to develop their ideas into film treatments.

Five individuals from the ten will be selected according to the quality of the film treatments they now produce. These five will be invited to create their five-minute films, helped along the way with further mentoring by movie industry experts. The five films will be screened as part of Misr International Films’ Panorama European Film Festival held in Cairo in October. The eventual winner will be awarded a week long fellowship at a prestigious film institute in London and the second and third runners-up will also receive prizes.

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