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Scary mother, I am not you negro and Nightshade are the best films in three competitions
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The closing ceremony of El Gouna Film Festival

Scary mother, I am not you negro and Nightshade are the best films in three competitions

El Gouna, Egypt – 29 September 2017: The first edition of the El Gouna Film Festival witnessed the

announcements of the awards yesterday. The Jury of the Feature Narrative Competition declared the
following: El Gouna Golden Star went to Scary Mother (the prize includes the trophy, a certificate and
$ 50,000), El Gouna Silver Star went to Insult (the prize includes the trophy, a certificate and $ 25,000),
Arthamia won El Gouna Bronze Star Award (the prize includes the trophy, a certificate and $ 15,000),
While Photocopy won El Gouna Golden Star Award for the best Arabic Feature Narrative Film (the prize
includes the trophy, a certificate and $ 20,000). Daniel Gimenez Cacho, the star of Zama, was awarded
the Best Actor prize, while the best actress award went to Nadia Kunda, the star of Volubilis.
The Jury of the Feature Documentary Competition announced the following: I am Not Your Negro won El
Gouna Golden Star (the prize includes the trophy, a certificate and $ 30,000), Brimstone and Glory was
awarded El Gouna Silver star (the prize includes the trophy, a certificate and $ 15,000), Mrs Fang won El
Gouna Bronze Star Award (the prize includes the trophy, a certificate and $ 7,500), while I Have A
Picture won El Gouna Golden Star Award For the best Arabic Feature Documentary (the prize includes
the trophy, a certificate and $ 10,000), Soufra won the Mentor Arabia Award (the prize includes $
10,000).
The Jury of the Short Films announced the following: Nightshade won El Gouna Golden Star Award (the
prize includes the trophy, a certificate and $ 15,000), Merry-Go- round won El Gouna Silver Star Award
(the prize includes the trophy, a certificate and $ 7,500) , Mama Bobo won El Gouna Bronze Star Award
(the prize includes the trophy, a certificate and $ 4,000), Punchline won El Gouna Golden Star Award for
the best Arabic short film (the prize includes the trophy, a certificate and $ 5,000). While Baghdad
Photographer won the Film Factory Award (which includes $ 5,000).
The Cinema For Humanity Prize (the Audience award) went to Soufra (the prize includes the trophy, a
certificate and $ 20,000)

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