release date April 11 2022
Short Film 18/11 Wins 2 Prizes at One Earth Awards
Out of 3000 films submitted to the festival, Short Film 18/11, by director Medhat Maged, won the Gold Award for Best Student Film, and Silver Award for Best Short Film- Fiction, at the 6th edition of One Earth Awards
Landing its world premiere at the African Film Festival Atlanta, 18/11 previously joined Cairo Shorts Film Festival, International Short and Independent Film Festival, Dhaka in Bangladesh, and Visions Cairo Egyptian Short Film Festival.
The film follows a story of a woman with a sleepwalking disorder who was accused of murdering her unfaithful husband. Did she kill him while sleeping or was she conscious? Only the young servant can help in this case as she was the only witness.
Directed by Medhat Maged and written by Mohamed Abdallah, 18/11 stars Gehan Anwar, Lama Kutkut, Ali Shawki, and Kareem Sorour. MAD Solutions handles the film’s distribution.
Medhat Maged is a young Egyptian filmmaker who graduated from the Faculty of Engineering then studied at the Higher Institute of Cinema. He has worked as an assistant director in several commercial projects.