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Egyptian Director Yousry Nasrallah Joins Cannes Film Festival Jury

Nasrallah will be heading the Short Films Jury.

Farah Ibrahim

Egyptian Director Yousry Nasrallah Joins Cannes Film Festival Jury

Egyptian film director, Yousry Nasrallah has been named jury chairman of the 75th Cannes Film Festival's Short Films category, which will take place from May 17 to 28.

The jury will choose one of the nine films in competition for the Short Film Palme d'Or, which will be presented at the Festival's closing ceremony on Saturday, May 28th. The jury will be headed by Nasrallah, and also includes Monia Chokri, a renowned Canadian actress and director, Laura Wandel, a Belgian filmmaker and screenwriter, Félix Moati, a French actor and director, and French cinema critic Jean-Claude Raspiengeas.

The jury will give three La Cinef prizes to the finest of the 16 films from film schools that were shown this year. The rewards will be presented at a ceremony on May 26th, before the screening of the award-winning films. Egypt's filmmakers are well represented at Cannes this year, with Egyptian director Ahmed Shawky being named chair of the critics' jury by the International Federation of Critics.


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