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Winners Announced at Egypt's National Film Festival

Take a look at some of the movies that walked away with a slew of awards at the Egyptian National Film Festival which wrapped up last Friday.

The Egyptian National Film Festival which ended last Friday has just announced the winners. The film "La Mo2akhza" directed by Amr Salama, walked away with the most number of awards. The film, which revolves around a Christian student having to hide his religious identity from his Muslim teachers and classmates, was awarded LE300,000 and won the most awards in the festival for production, best script, best music and best sound effects. 

Following the success of "La Mo2akhza" and coming in second was Marwan Hamed's "El Feel El Azra2." Winning both best actor and actress were Karim Abdel Aziz and Nelly Karim  for their respective roles in the project, and the film was also runner up in best production.

Egyptian remake of Night at the Museum "Harb El 3alameya el Talta" by Ahmed El Guindy won best make-up, while Sherif Ramzy won second best actor, for his role in "Betaw2eet el Qahera"

The Minister of Culture attended the closing ceremony, though the festival this year didn't meet the expectations of many, as only 8 out of the 14 films were viewed by the panel because many of them were unable to meet the necessary deadlines for the festival. In fact, the festival’s chief arbitrator, author Youssef al-Qaeed, decried what he described as “grave shortfalls” in this year’s edition.