Menna Shalaby

Jury Member

Menna Shalaby is the first Egyptian and Arab actress to be nominated for the International Emmy Awards’ Best Performance by An Actress award for her role in Shahid’s Every Week Has a Friday. In addition to this, she received the Faten Hamam Excellence Award at the 2019 Cairo International Film Festival for her illustrious career. Her most notable works include I Love Cinema, Chaos, Yousry Nasrallah’s After the Battle and Brooks, Meadows, and Lovely Faces, Marwan Hamed’s The Originals and Diamond Dust, Hala Khalil’s The Best of Times, and Nawara, the latter of which she received awards at many film festivals including Dubai, Tetouan, Malmö, and Oran. Shalaby was also awarded at the Egyptian National Film Festival for her roles in The Magician and All About Love and was commemorated at the 2018 Tetouan International Mediterranean Film Festival for her career