Winner of 7 International Awards
A Day for Women Participates in RECIDAK Film Festival in Senegal
Continuing its tour at international film festivals, A Day for Women will participate in the RECIDAK Film Festival in Senegal (from November 23 to 28). Previously, the film won 7 awards during its tour of international film festivals, the last of which was at the Zurich Film Festival.
Recently, the film screened at the Festival International des Films de la Diaspora Africaine (FIFDA) in Paris and the Het Kijkhuis Center in Leiden, Netherlands. The film also competed in the Festival International de CinÃ©ma Vues d'Afrique in MontrÃ©al (views from Africa), opened the 1st Beirut International Women Film Festival (BWFF), where superstar Elham Shahin was honored, and screened at the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) as well as the Fameck Arab Film Festival in France.
A Day for Women also participated in the Cape Town International Film Festival, Beirut Film Festival and the Arabian Sights Film Festival in Washington. Additionally, it had its world premiere at the 60th BFI London Film Festival, run by the British Film Institute (BFI), within the Debate Strand section. The film also competed in the Official Competition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) marking its Arab world premiere.
A Day for Women won several awards at international film festivals, including the Audience Award at the Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, Best Screenplay Award at the Slemani International Film Festival in Iraq, the Best Music and Third Production awards at the Egyptian National Film Festival, and the Giuria Spazio Scuole Award for Best Feature Film at the Festival di Cinema Africano di Verona.
The film's leads Elham Shahin, Nelly Karim and Nahed El Sebai shared the Best Actress Award of the Kazan International Muslim Film Festival held in the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia.
A Day for Women takes place in a shabby neighborhood in Egypt where a youth center decides to allocate one day on the swimming pool for women only. The film follows the consequences of this decision on the social, psychological and emotional life of the women living in that neighborhood.
A Day for Women brings together a cast and crew of outstanding women to suit its event as it is starred and produced by Elham Shahin through her company Shahin Film, who also stars in the film, directed by Kamla Abouzekri, written by Hanaa Atiyah, DOP Nancy Abdel Fattah, and Costume Designer Inas Shahin. The film stars Nelly Karim, Nahed El Sebai, Hala Sedqi, Ragaa Hussein, Shaimaa Seif, along with Mahmoud Hemida, Farouk Al Fishawy, Ahmad Al Fishawy, Eyad Nassar and Ahmed Dawood. MAD Solutions handles the film's marketing and promotion in the Arab world.