A Day for Women at the Festival International des Films de la Diaspora Africaine (FIFDA) in Paris

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Winner of Seven Awards from International FilmFestivals

A Day for Women at the Festival International des Films de la Diaspora Africaine (FIFDA) in Paris


After winning seven awards through its participation at lots of international film festivals, the film A Day for Women by director Kamla Abouzekri is making its next stop at the 8th Festival International des Films de la Diaspora Africaine (FIFDA) in Paris, which will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 7-9, 2018.

Recently, A Day for Women screened at the Het Kijkhuis Center in Leiden, Netherlands. The film also competed in the Festival International de Cinma Vues d'Afrique in Montral, opened the 1st Beirut International Women Film Festival (BWFF), where superstar Elham Shahin was honored, and screened at the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF).

A Day for Women won seven 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,
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 also screened at the Cape Town International Film Festival, Beirut Film Festival and the Arabian Sights Film Festival in Washington.

A Day for Women 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, where its star Nahed El Sebai won the Best Actress Award for her role in the film. The 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, as it is 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.