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The Giraffe Takes Part in the Trans-Saharan International Film Festival in Morocco

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The Giraffe Takes Part in the Trans-Saharan International Film Festival in Morocco


Only a week after its participation in the Marrakech International Film Festival, The Giraffe by director Ahmed Magdy is set to take part in the 15th Trans-Saharan International Film Festival in Morocco (13-17 December). It is expected to be released commercially in cinemas very soon.

The 15th edition of the Trans-Saharan International Film Festival in Morocco will be held under the theme of "Cinema, Immigration and Citizenship" with a programme comprising of three competitions: the Official Competition for Feature Films, in addition to a Screenplay Award for Young Writers, and a Competition for Young Short Filmmakers. Moroccan actors Saadia Ladib and Amine Ennaji will also be honored for their exceptional careers.

The Giraffe landed its world premiere at the 40th Cairo International Film Festival, followed by its first international participation at the 17th Marrakech International Film Festival.

Through the streets of the city that are void of all but its ghosts, Ahmed is lost and depleted of faith. Tonight, he must save a girl he doesn't know who is in a lot of trouble. He finds himself involved with an eccentric group of young people lead by an enigmatic girl who is trying to uncover the mystery behind the Giraffe hidden at the zoo .

Written and directed by Ahmed Magdy, The Giraffe stars Amr Hosny, Shaza Moharam, Haydi Koussa, Salma Hassan, Rasha Magdy, Mohammed El Badawy, and Osama Gawish. The film is co-produced by Garage Art Production, Utaco Digital Film, Fig Leaf Studio. It was awarded the AFAC Production Grant and the SANAD Development Grant from the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. The film will be distributed in the Arab world by MAD Solutions.